Submitted by tom on 10 February 2011 - 11:21am
Typical Subscription: £10 for 4 months, £18 for 9 months
Passmedicine was something I accidentally stumbled upon when looking to see what revision sites were available, and never has the adage “never judge a book by its cover” been so true! I think that despite looking a bit more basic than PasTest and onExamination it is by far the best revision website available for clinical medical students, and would happily recommend it to anyone.
There are over 2300 questions on offer, and if revising specific subjects, you can select what specialties come up. You can also choose to do a ‘mock’ test where you have a time limit to answer a set number of questions. Another thing Passmedicine offer is a mobile version, so you can revise wherever you are, which is handier than you think when you have half an hour between clinics!
The questions themselves are easy to understand, and the answers are superb. Alongside a detailed explanation are external links to relevant guidelines and useful sites, which really helps revision, however similarly to other online resources, though there is good use of them in the questions, there is a lack of images/diagrams in the answers.
The session analysis tool is a clear and easy way of comparing yourself to your peers. Although you can look at your overall scores, at the end of each question it says how many people voted for which answer, which is great to reassure yourself that you are at least having the same thought process as other students. Scores are also separated out into categories, so you can see which areas you need to put the most effort in the coming days/weeks/months.
However, as well as having the best answers available, Passmedicine also comes at the best price! At £18 for 9 months it is substantially cheaper than its competitors, and there are even cheaper options for smaller periods of time.
I love this site, and will use it for as long as it’s question bank will allow me! Give it a go!
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