1. Watch the playback of our July candidate information session.
Please take a moment to watch "10 Things Every Candidate Should Know About the Written Exam" — a 30-minute information session designed to support candidates taking the October 2021 WQE. (Recorded live on Tuesday, July 27.)
2. Review the Candidate Procedures Manual.
The Candidate Procedures Manual serves as the official guide for candidates taking the WQE. The manual covers the test content and format, exam scheduling procedures, exam-day processes, and candidate policies.
3. Read this informative article in YO Info.
How to Navigate the Written Board by Sarah Van Tassel, MD
4. Build these sample questions into your study.
Every question on the Written Qualifying Examination (WQE) is a multiple-choice test item with four possible answers. Your task is to select the best answer from these four choices. The slides below feature one sample question from each of the nine of the WQE topic areas. After each sample, we've provided an explanation of the correct answer as described by the subject matter experts who wrote and reviewed the questions. You can also download these samples for later review.
5. Take the WQE Tutorial.
Use this link to take a self-paced tour of the same Pearson Vue exam delivery platform you'll see on exam day. The tutorial will show you how to click, save, and submit your answers and introduce you to important test-taker tools such as the strike-through and reviewing tools. Sample exam questions have been embedded into the tour to help simulate an actual exam experience. When you've finished this tutorial, you can use this answer key to see how you did.