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Preparing for My PANRE

John Bielinski, MS PA-C By February 1, 2015January 6th, 2016No Comments
Preparing for My PANRE

My PANRE preparation, how do you prepare?

I am taking my PANRE this Tuesday. This is my third PANRE recertification. After this I am going to the ten year cycle, self assessment and performance improvement CME criteria.

I will bring two forms of ID to the testing center and arrive early.

During the test, I may review responses and change answers within a block of questions I am currently working on. However, after I exit a block of test questions (or time runs out) I will not be allowed to review questions or change my answers in that block. I am not big in changing answers. I am a “stick and move” guy. I either know it or I don’t

I know they don’t deduct points for incorrect answers. So I am answering them all.

If I need breaks during the exam, there are “scheduled breaks.” There is a total of 45 minutes allotted for breaks during the PANRE to be taken between blocks. I may eat something light or get something with caffeine in it. John Hopkins’s research suggest caffeine enhances memory, so I buy it. They are pretty smart. (CLICK HERE.)


After completion of each block, the “scheduled” break screen will appear. I will follow the break instructions that appear at the end of each block. I will be back on time, or else I lose time on the next session. I will hit the bathroom during my scheduled breaks, because any breaks during my session counts against my time.

I know the PANRE is a long test. Super long. So I am going to be smart. I am going to bring food and drink. I will stay hydrated during my breaks and stretch (I may even do a jump and jack or two. Or, I may listen to some Rocky music.) But I WILL NOT WALLOW IN PAST TEST ANSWERS. That doesn’t’ serve me. I will not look up answers to a question that was a coin flip.

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The PANRE is no joke, make sure you prepare yourself

How do you prepare for the PANRE?




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