The NBME Subject Exams (SHELF) is a series of exams taken during the Pre-Clinical Experience (PCE).  The NBME Subject Exams are standardized, objective, discipline- based exams for use in assessment throughout the medical school curriculum. The exams are designed to provide institutions with effective evaluation tools and useful examinee performance data that can be compared with a large representative group of examinees at the same stage of training.


Note: If your laptop fails during the exam, notify the Exam Proctor who can assist you with getting technical assistance or resuming the test on another computer.

If you are not able to use your laptop for any upcoming exam, contact the HMS IT Service Desk at least three days prior to exam day by to schedule pickup of a loaner laptop. 

No loaners will be given out on the day of the exam.