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MKSAP 18 Digital: Answering Questions

How do I answer questions?

To answer a question, click on the answer you feel best answers the question presented. When you want to make it final, click the Submit Answer button. This change from previous versions of MKSAP should help prevent accidental answers, particularly on tablets and mobile.

Can I delete just my incorrect answers?

Yes, though you will need to do so for each section, individually. The easiest way is to visit the Questions Dashboard, click on the name of the section, select "Show Incorrect Questions" from the list of filters that appears above the answer sheet, and then click the "Clear Incorret Answers" button.

How do I create a Custom Quiz?

MKSAP 18 offers a range of options for creating custom quizzes. Start by accessing the Custom Quizzes tab in the navigation menu.

To create a new quiz, click the "Create a new quiz" button and follow the on-screen instructions to:

  • Choose between Study mode (answers and critiques are displayed as you answer questions) and Exam mode (the quiz is timed and answers are not shown until you complete the quiz). If you choose Exam Mode, you will be asked to set a time limit for your quiz.
  • Choose one or more sections to include in the quiz.
  • Choose whether or not to include previously answered questions or just unanswered questions.
  • Choose whether to limit your selection to Hospitalist-focused questions, High Value Care questions, or to include all questions.
  • Choose the number of questions to include up to 150.
  • Once you have confirmed your selections, you will be prompted to enter a name for the quiz. The default name is the date on which the quiz was created.

Note that until January 31, 2019, when all 11 MKSAP 18 sections are published, you cannot completely simulate a Board exam. In the meantime, you can still test using the 6 available sections.

In Exam mode, you’ll see a timer as you work through the questions. You may manually pause the timer.

After you complete your quiz, you can step through all of your answers and critiques or just those for your incorrect answers. A related text is provided for further reading. You can create as many Custom Quizzes as you like, and those will be displayed in the Archived Quizzes.

What does the "Duplicate this Quiz" button mean?

To easily create a custom quiz using the same parameters as a quiz you created previously, click on the name of the quiz (either in progres or completed quizzes), select a quiz and click the "Duplicate this Quiz" button. You will have the opportunity to review the parameters before creating the quiz.

Can I review past custom quizzes?

To view an Active (in progress) or Archived (completed) Custom Quiz, click on Custom Quizzes in the left nav bar. This will display all Quizzes you have created using the name and specifications you chose during the creation process.

How do I see the text that is related to a particular question or questions that are related to specific parts of the text?

From every question page, you can select "Related Text" (found in the upper right, under the 3 dot button) to see a snippet of the related content. Click "View the full text" to link directly to the full section within the text that is most relevant to the question. Likewise, from each section of text, you can click on any related questions listed in a sidebar directly next to the corresponding text. You can view a related question in a separate window to avoid losing your place as you read the text, or go directly to the questions by clicking on the Jump To This Question link.

How can I find just hospitalist-focused content?

Throughout the text, content that is focused primarily on the hospital setting has been identified with an [H] icon and blue banding.

To find hospitalist-focused questions, you can create a Custom Quiz and select the "Limit to Hospitalist-focused questions" option in step 3.

How can I learn more about the questions I've answered?

On the Answer Sheet for each section (Click on Questions and select your desired section), there is a button on the right which read "Answer Sheet Details." Clicking on this button will provide Educational Objective and Related Text for every question you answered in that section.

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