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So I am taking NBCE Part 4 in May. The test consists of practical stations with case history and physical exam interactions with patients (actors), demonstrating adjustment setups, and x-ray interpretation. There are many ways to study for the exam ranging from individualized reviewing of notes, to commercial reviews.
I chose to take a commercial review to supplement small group and individual study. So far, I am glad that I did. They do a great job of explaining the format of the test. It was simple enough to understand the format of parts 1-3. For those, you basically just sit down and answer questions on in a booklet like you have for the previous 20 years of education. However with part 4, the stations are practical and hands on.
I have done well in school, hovering around 3.0 cumulative GPA, and I feel confident that all the material for part 4 has been covered in school multiple times. But if I go into the test with knowledge of the material but not the format, I believe I would be at a serious disadvantage. The reviews have prepared me on how to practice for this practical exam. I won't mention the company I chose on the web, but I will happily tell you if you contact me privately or in person.
But if you will excuse me, I need to get back to studying...