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The Graduate Health & Life Sciences Research Library at Georgetown University Medical Center

Test Preparation Guide

This LibGuide is to direct patrons to the our current resources to help them prepare for their various certification exams. This includes three institutional USMLE test preparation resources and a myriad of texts (online/print) for various specialties

What is Exam Master Online?

Exam Master Online is one of the two question banks that DML has acquired to aid patrons in preparing for their certification exams. As with all of our tools, there is support for USMLE Steps 1, 2, & 3, but Exam Master Online also offers test preparation for Medical Certification areas.  While there are prepared exams, patrons may especially appreciate the ability to create exams based on subject to review and strengthen knowledge in various domains.

To columns to the right detail the basics of accessing Exam Master Online and digging into the exam functionality.

Exam Master Basics: Creating account, Logging in, Looking Around

You can click here to access Exam Master Online. Once you've gotten to the login page, login or create your account by clicking the Not Registered Yet? link under the Login button.

Login to Exam Master



You will need to use your Georgetown email address to create your account. Once you have created an account and have logged in you will be directed to your Dashboard which will initially be blank. As you work with Exam Master Online your Dashboard will be populated with Recently Created User Exams, Recently Taken User Exams, and Recently Scored:




The menu also features Create Exams, My Exams, My Stats, and My Flashcards options:

Dashboard features

Creating and Reviewing Exams

Now that you have created an account and are familiar with the basic layout of Exam Master Online, let's get to the important part...the question bank and exams.

Start by clicking the Create Exams link the left hand menu. Note the two tabs: Exams and Practice Exams:

New Exam selection



The Exams tab allows you to create your own exams based on domain areas. Clicking on the group links reveals to sub-options, as with the USMLE list above. Once an option is selected you are now able to select the parameters of your exam, including: General Principles, Body Systems, Number of Questions, and more.

Exam questions


After setting up your exam and selecting the Take Test button, you enter the exam interface. 

Multiple choice question


The Practice Exams tab provides access to exams that have already been created by Exam Master Online. Regardless of whether you use these prefabricated tests or create your own, you can revisit them by selecting the My Exams button. The latest exams will be a part of your Dashboard, and the results from all of your exams will be aggregated and populate My Stats.