Failed SPEX Time for a Special Purpose Exam Tutor

Failed SPEX Time for a Special Purpose Exam Tutor

Failing SPEX sadly has become a common event amongst test takers. The Special Purpose Examination was designed to fail. Contrary to the Federation of States Boards’ information sheets SPEX questions are far from standard medical practice. Most clinicians have narrow medical specialties where they would not encounter the information embedded in this extensive exam. Much of the literature on the market for SPEX is antiquated. These books, flashcards and videos have not kept up with this test’s broad contents. Failing SPEX is not only a stigma to the physician the price to take the exam is extremely expensive.

In my experience as a SPEX tutor I have accumulated a vast array of information that is reflected in current exams. Few can walk into this exam and expect to pass. After hearing the woes of many who failed I began to gather information from former test takers, open sources of information and a multitude of medical references which relate to this unfair and difficult test. As a SPEX tutor I can direct potential examinees in current question content, subject matters and how to prepare for this test in the most expeditious matter.

To contact Doctor Mark Davis directly there are two ways: 1) platomd@gmail.com
or 410-569-7676

SPEX PREPARATION COURSE

 

 

 

SPEX PREPARATION COURSE

 

 

 

With an extremely high failure rate the Special Purpose Examination (SPEX) requires appropriate study to reach a passing grade. Designed by the faculty of the Federation of State Medical Boards this one day test is continuously in evolution. In its present incarnation there are 336 questions divided into 7 sections. Each section has 48 questions with a completion time of 64 minutes. Federation of State Board Literature is not precise concerning the contents of this exam. Many who have come to this test believed that minimal study was needed to pass. They were very surprised when their exam grades came in the mail. Required by state medical boards these entities provide minimal to no information in the exam’s contents or preparation. This mini course evolved out of the need for potential examinees to be provided with guidance on which subject matter to emphasize in their studies and which instructional material will give them the greatest chance of a successful passage of this exam.

 

 

 

Core Internal Medicine subjects are only part of this exam. A vast array of specialties which include multiple disciplines in surgery, pediatrics, genetics, psychiatry, medical statistics, obstetrics/gynecology and radiology have appeared on recent tests. This course will discuss question types which have appeared in current exams for the latter subject matter and allow the physician the maximum use of his or her study time. The course runs 2-3 hours and is performed by phone at a mutually agreed time. The cost is $300.  Please contact Mark Davis, MD at platomd@gmail.com with questions or to schedule a time to take the course.

 

 

Dr. Mark Davis, MD has counseled many physicians to help them in their ultimate goal to pass this exam.  Preparation from this course will be an invaluable aid in achieving a passing grade or better. Please contact Dr. Davis as soon as you know the SPEX is required for your medical licensure.  platomd@gmail.com