“Krok 3”: how an internship doctor can prepare for an exam using the Doctor Booster app
As part of the next expansion of functions, the developers of Doctor Booster offered application users not only new features related to patient management, but also functionality that is useful for doctors themselves. For example, examples of tests for preparation for the licensing exam “Krok 3” appeared in the application, which assess the compliance with the level of professional competence of qualified specialists with higher education, in our case, future doctors.
The essence of the exam
According to the current regulatory framework, the licensing exam “Krok 3” is a mandatory component of the certification of interns.
In order to take part in the exam, interns, when applying to a university, are registered by the Testing Center under the Ministry of Health. After that, they get the right to perform examination tests.
For testing, the Center produces and uses closed examination booklets, which include 200 questions. Each test task has 4-5 possible answers.
The exam is considered passed if the number of correct answers reaches 70.5%. Doctors-interns who received the result “did not pass” at the test exam “Krok 3” are not allowed to other stages of certification. These interns do not receive a Licensing Examination Certificate or a Medical Specialist Certificate. True, they can retake the Krok 3 exam at any next time it is held.
Preparing for tests
As you can see, the licensing exam is a rather serious stage for interns, and therefore it requires appropriate preparation. The Testing Center recommends that interns pay attention to several aspects of preparation at once.
Firstly, it is important for interns to familiarize themselves with the procedure for licensed exams (regulations, admission conditions, the consequences of being late or absent from the exam), as well as the rules for filling out forms and booklets.
Secondly, future doctors need to choose their own testing tactics, passing training tests and timing.
And, thirdly, before the start of targeted preparation for licensed exams, it is important for interns to pass trial testing, for which they can use open booklets from previous years. Most of these booklets are published on the site testkrok.org.ua. But, using them is extremely inconvenient, because the tests are not adapted for mobile devices and it is more convenient to pass them while sitting at a table in front of a laptop than resting in an internship between calls to patients.
This is where the Doctor Booster application comes to the aid of interns, in which, recently, open booklets with Krok 3 tests can be found in a smartphone-friendly format. To use them, just download Doctor Booster from the App Store or Play Store to your smartphone or tablet. After that, you can take a trial test in any convenient place and at any time.
However, we emphasize once again that in order to successfully pass licensed exams, the future doctor should not limit his training only to the study of open information materials. Systematic study and repetition of educational material, in any case, should remain a priority.