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Thought I'd post in this session since most of us are practicing now. 5 year PA now that is up for re-certification. I've been studying for the past 1.5 weeks using HIPPO, scoring low 70's on most of the sessions. My exam is scheduled for Saturday, and I think I fell on the week where the exam score is released on Monday. I feel like I am not ready, then again, felt the same way with the PANCE as well. How did the PANRE go for those who have already taken it? I was doing some research and it looks like you need at least a 55% to pass, but then again I believe the tests are scored differently based on difficulty. Getting anxious/nervous! 

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Thought I'd post in this session since most of us are practicing now. 5 year PA now that is up for re-certification. I've been studying for the past 1.5 weeks using HIPPO, scoring low 70's on most of the sessions. My exam is scheduled for Saturday, and I think I fell on the week where the exam score is released on Monday. I feel like I am not ready, then again, felt the same way with the PANCE as well. How did the PANRE go for those who have already taken it? I was doing some research and it looks like you need at least a 55% to pass, but then again I believe the tests are scored differently based on difficulty. Getting anxious/nervous! 

 

I took mine in January and passed. It was my second PANRE and was maybe a little harder than the first. I did a board review that wasn’t quite as good as “the Chicago course” that I took the last time out.

 

As you are, I take mine so that there are other opportunities to retry if somehow I should fail, which hasn’t happened. If I were you, I’d relax and take it this Saturday as planned.

 

Good luck!

 

 

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I have taken panre 3 times on the 6 yr cycle before converting to a 10 yr cycle with less studying and a higher score each time. my most recent panre I reviewed hematology and endocrine for 1 hr before the test. As long as you don't work in some arcane subspecialty you should do fine. just take a quick look at the stuff you might not do all the time like vaccination schedules, psych presentations, etc

also, take it yr 5(or yr 9, depending on cycle). then you get 4 chances to pass if you have an off day.

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PANRE is a numbers game and the numbers are in your favor.

Bar set is very low with score of 400 to pass. Percent failing on a yearly basis is less than 10%.

 https://prodcmsstoragesa.blob.core.windows.net/uploads/files/PANREPassRates.pdf

Very good odds. To improve the odds, work in FM, IM, EM. If in specialty, then revisit your knowledge base regularly.

Cognitive science studies list several learning strategies leading to success,  Retrieval Practice and Spaced Practice being the most worthwhile. 

http://www.learningscientists.org/downloadable-materials/

Purchase a test bank and use regularly, eg Rosh Review, Kaplan, etc. (retrieval practice)

Purchase Primary Care RAP and complete monthly, https://www.hippoed.com/pc/rap/ (spaced practice)

(I receive no benefit from anyone subscribing to either of these products.)

Spaced practice tip: Set up google account. Go to google calendar. Enter in a daily tip or pearl one month from now as an event or reminder. Set up either text or email as a reminder. Tip or pearl then shows up a month later, can repeat on a monthly basis for however you choose.

Multi day review courses are worthwhile if that is your thing. I would not follow the advice from the courses about taking close to exam but rather several months prior to exam and then use resources provided as materials for both retrieval and spaced practice.

Head up, shoulders back when you sit down in that cubicle. Fear is a mindkiller.

Good luck

George

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PANRE is a numbers game and the numbers are in your favor.
Bar set is very low with score of 400 to pass. Percent failing on a yearly basis is less than 10%.
 https://prodcmsstoragesa.blob.core.windows.net/uploads/files/PANREPassRates.pdf
Very good odds. To improve the odds, work in FM, IM, EM. If in specialty, then revisit your knowledge base regularly.
Cognitive science studies list several learning strategies leading to success,  Retrieval Practice and Spaced Practice being the most worthwhile. 
http://www.learningscientists.org/downloadable-materials/
Purchase a test bank and use regularly, eg Rosh Review, Kaplan, etc. (retrieval practice)
Purchase Primary Care RAP and complete monthly, https://www.hippoed.com/pc/rap/ (spaced practice)
(I receive no benefit from anyone subscribing to either of these products.)
Spaced practice tip: Set up google account. Go to google calendar. Enter in a daily tip or pearl one month from now as an event or reminder. Set up either text or email as a reminder. Tip or pearl then shows up a month later, can repeat on a monthly basis for however you choose.
Multi day review courses are worthwhile if that is your thing. I would not follow the advice from the courses about taking close to exam but rather several months prior to exam and then use resources provided as materials for both retrieval and spaced practice.
Head up, shoulders back when you sit down in that cubicle. Fear is a mindkiller.
Good luck
George
I think for my pance, I needed 350 to pass. 400 seems high to me? or they grade differently??

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Not sure what area of medicine you are working, I have been in orthopedics for 18 years, passed the PANRE 3 times without issue.   I have done a variety of study techniques including CME resources first time, home study and Emory online review course second time, and back to CME resources this last time.  Didn't study at all outside of the review course this last time, went and took the test within a week after course completion.  Now mercifully on the 10 year cycle and hoping to only have to take it one more time in my career.  I always took it a year early in case there would be a need to repeat.  I hope you passed your exam!

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I took it for the last time in my career, 2017, after working many years in ENT.  I took a general review course a year prior and used that to identify my weaknesses however with the NCCPA template could have done just as well.  Although review courses really aren't my thing,  HIPPO works well for a basic review and is user friendly.  I had no problems passing the PANRE and did not even come close to the pass / fail mark.  Best advice is to get a good night's sleep and go in there focused!

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PANRE X5.  Only studied once (last time) with HIPPO and frankly didn’t feel that it was applicable to what I saw on the exam.  Time before last I was po’d with the profession, I worked late night/early morning ED shift, didn’t study at all, went and just took the exam, and continued trend of progressively scoring higher and higher with each exam.  Only reason I bothered with HIPPO last time was the gloom/doom posted here about how it was made harder and yet still scored the best yet.  If you’re in PC, know what you’re doing, and see the big picture, I can’t imagine someone having a hard time passing.

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I took it last Dec or the previous year lol I forgot. Passed. I did 2 courses. CME something or other and another class. In the end the PANCE Master website and tests and the Babcock book got me the most ready. I was part of the previous cycle (6 years) so now I won't have to take it until 2026 or 2027. Maybe they'll change the way we re-up our license by then. Though I am not against testing. Then again I work Primary Care so the test material is little more familiar to me, I suppose.

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