Discussion in 'NREMT' started by Fire3456, Mar 27, 2008.
This makes me feel better. I got to 120 and failed . I'm going to take it again.
Get a test prep service, study and take it again.
I was on medictesting.com which is a good website . I think I just siked myself out. I'm going to keep trying. I really need this.
What most candidates don't realize is, you can't actually study for "the test", you have to study the core material to have a basic understanding and knowledge of the concepts and methodology of treatment. People always say, "The test was nothing like what I studied." Right. It's not ... but none of the concepts and ideas on this test should be foreign to you.
A good test prep service, like JB Navigate, will identify areas where you are weak and provide rationale for the correct answers, so you not only learn to recognize the presentation and treatment of common EMS patients, but you'll understand the WHY behind it.
Saying you 'psyched yourself out' is a cop out. You either know the core concepts, or you don't. You failed the adaptive test so you're obviously weak in several areas.
And you saying medictests.com is a good website isn't exactly a glowing recommendation. What makes them good? Certainly not how they prepared you for a computer based adaptive test.
Study, learn and retake it.
Thanks for your opinion.
Dont feel bad. And dont get deterred. You are doing this because you have a purpose that you need to fulfill. Your purpose is to help those that need you in their most dire moment of their lives. But before that, you need to help yourself to be strong enough to study hard enough and pass this damn test that nobody liked! Take two weeks to study your notes, books, and any other material you need to know. Kick this tests *** and BAM! Youre back in the game!!!! Everyone in this forum is in it to help each other and every that needs it. God bless and good luck!!!
There are a couple of study apps to help too. I used EMT Study from the iphone market.
Thank you so much, for those encouraging words! They mean so much. I'm definitely going to be doing some major studying.
Keep your head up this is a very tough exam, I failed my medic exam before I passed. I went to 150 numbers don't matter with this exam. If you don't mind my asking what areas were you having trouble with?
EMT-B 70 passed
EMT- P 80 passed
a classmate had 60 for EMT-P and passed and another had all the questions and passed.
That test is really intimidating
Yes it is... it's my dream though. I hope I can get it
Both medTech and DEmedic have a point, take your time and study specially the subjects you struggle the most with, but like DEmedic said this is not just a test you can memorize answers to, it's better to understand the whole concept of your choices and how they affect the patient.
Study tools are definately helpful, hopefully now that you know what the test is like it will help with both studying and your nerves. Just a few tips on the test: 1) don't rush, you get more than enough time to complete the test 2) Make sure you understand what its asking, you should next, except... could make the difference 3)If you're not sure of the answer, try to rule some of the options out. There is usually two that are easily ruled out easily. 4) ABC's just like in class ABCs come first, part of understanding waht they are really asking you. Big one 5) don't cram the night before, take your time, dont just study for hours you need time to process what you've studies and give yourself some break time. Just a few things that helped me, hopefully they'll help you too.
Don't worry too much, lots of us struggled with the test, failing the test doesn't mean you're not good enough. Lots of us have failed, sometimes more that once, and went on to become great EMT's and Medics. You can do it, and if you have any questions, most of us are willing to help. Good luck.
Thank You for your advice! Yeah I got discourage a bit like if I wasn't good enough.. but I understand you have to know the stuff
You're welcome, I'm sure you'll do better next time.
That's what I had trouble with as well my first time. It was a lot of cellular level stuff, I highly recommend fisdap, if you score 80% on those exams then you have a 95% chance of passing and it breaks down your difficult areas and tells you what page to find the answer and it was just a great study tool.
Thank you so much! I'll be looking into that. Thank you for being so kind
No problem anything else you need do not hesitate to ask. I know how stressful this NREMT exam is. You put the time and effort in like the rest of us you deserve to pass and I know you will!
Hey there, new to the forum. I took my test Thursday. It stopped at 65 or 66 questions. I got outside to find I had been testing for 40 min flat. 6 hours of knowing I failed got the results. Let's say it is one happy Christmas. Pass.
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