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Old 01-21-2011
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Hi all, I had a few questions about the "marker board" that we get on the test day in Prometric.:sorry:

1) how big is the marker board? Does it have both sides available or just one side? (i heard from some people that it is not an actual marker board but a laminated that true?)
2) How much time do you get before starting your exam to write some stuff down on the board while it is fresh in your head?
3) Is the marker you get, a huge marker or a small one so that way you can write more with the smaller one?
4) What are your recommendations of things to write on the marker board?

Thanks...that is all I can think of right now...will post other questions if I have any!
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The Center i went (toronto) gave me 2 boards + marker to write on... There board was as big as the Step 1 First Aid books Cover... the marker depends on your center... I got 2 different sizes, one big, one small.

You can write on both sides of the board.. But you will have to save space to keep your log in key so you can re-enter the block when you decide to go back on break.

For my exam, i decided to write stuff that i knew i would never remember during the exam... So i wrote out the full P-450 System inducers and Inhibitors drug list.

Alot of other people tend to write out formula's but again, write out something you know that you have trouble remember during the exam...

You can only write on the board as soon as you enter the examination room, but as soon as you enter the room.. you can start the exam @ any time... but you have to be at the center 30 mins before your scheduled exam although... Dont be too late cause a bunch of other students are doing or trying to start the exams at the same time.
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These boards are very handy for Step 1. You can write down your calculations, thoughts, deductions,..etc. It helps a lot. You can write what you want on it after you enter the testing area. I didn't write anything on it before starting the exam, because honestly, if you can recall what you need to write down, it's actually there in your memory! so you shouldn't worry about it!
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probably not a good idea, but i wrote down topics about questions i thought i was doubtful about, then during my break i would look at these before heading out and reading up on them during breaks, again dont do this, if you get freaked out by getting questions wrong.
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