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International Foundations Of Medicine - IFOM
The IFOM examinations measure the core knowledge expected internationally of students at critical points in their undergraduate medical education. They are organized by National Board of Medical Education NBME in the US which also develops and manages the USMLE examinations. The IFOM program comprises two separate exams; the Clinical Science Examination (CSE) and the Basic Science Examination (BSE). IFOM examinations are used by some institutes to assess international students seeking electives or by students practicing for their USMLE as a self-assessment. They are also accepted by Hamad Medical Corporation and the American University of Beirut as entrance examinations for their residency programs.
You must be a medical student or medical graduate of one the medical students included on IMED registry. The examinations can be taken in any order and can be repeated to obtain higher scores.
IFOM 1: Basic Science Examinations
The IFOM BSE is a 4 hour computer based exam with 160 MCQ questions. It tests basic science knowledge that international students should have prior to the start of clinical training. It covers anatomy, biochemistry, histology, microbiology, organ systems, pathology, pharmacology and physiology. The passing score is 582.
BSE can only be taken once a year on one of 3 available testing periods at any Prometric location, including Egypt. The fees are $200.
IFOM 2: Clinical Science Examinations
The CSE is a 4 hour computer based exam with 160 MCQ questions. It tests clinical knowledge that international students should have at a time just prior to receiving their graduate degree. It covers family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery and psychiatry. The passing score is 573.
CSE can be taken up to 3 times a year during any of the 3 testing periods at any Prometric location, including Egypt. The fees are $300.
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