BoardVitals Medical Exam Prep 17+

Board Vitals, Inc.

    • 4.9 • 7.7K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



BoardVitals offers board-style practice questions for more than 50 board exams and medical specialties. Study effectively with high-yield questions that are accompanied by detailed explanations and rationales for correct and incorrect answers. All questions are written and reviewed by physicians and clinicians who’ve recently taken the board exams.

Brought to you by BoardVitals, a brand you know and trust for up-to-date quality content, you can now access your test prep from wherever you are with your mobile device.

Whether you have 10 minutes between classes, on rounds, on a commute, or you’ve blocked off bigger chunks of time to focus on practice questions, we’ve got you covered.

The content on the BoardVitals Mobile App is available anywhere. Download your custom quizzes with offline access and study with or without an internet connection.

With similar testing features to the ones you’ll have access to on the exam, you can nip some of your test anxiety in the bud.
Highlight key passages of the question
Strikeout answer choices to eliminate distractors
Mark a question to come back to it later
Make a note for yourself for a specific question

Half the battle of mastering your score, is mastering the format of your exams. Taking practice questions in the same format you’ll see on the exam is critical to your success. These question banks include the following testing formats:
Multiple Choice
Select All That Apply (SATA)
Graphic Items
Hot Spot Items
Fill in the Blank Calculation
Audio Questions
Exhibit Questions

As you create your custom practice quizzes, you will see a mix of these question types, just as you would see on the exam for which you’re preparing.

Further customize your quizzes by choosing from three quiz types:

Study mode is similar to an open book quiz without a time limit. In this quiz environment, you can read the explanations as you go and practice at your own pace.

Test (Untimed) Mode is like taking a closed book quiz without the pressure of a time limit. Answers and explanations are not available during the quiz.

To quasi-simulate the pressure of a test environment, Test (Timed) Mode allows you to study without revealing the correct answers and explanations until the quiz has been completed.

For NCLEX® students, you can choose to practice in a Computer Adaptive Test mode (CAT). Computer adaptive testing adjusts to your abilities - providing you with either an easier or harder question depending on how you answered the previous question.


Oftentimes we know the answer, but it can take us too long to recall it. With built-in analytics to evaluate your answer response time, you can see if you’re on the right track to completing your board exam in the allotted time frame.

Analytics cover your average response time based on individual questions, averages by subject, and averages by quiz.

Individual performance scores are important, but only give you part of the story. Our Peer Rank metric shows how you compare with others answering the same questions so you can see how you're ranking compared to your peers studying for the same exam.

Our comprehensive evidence-based explanations are now augmented with Peer Comparisons so you can see exactly how other users answered the same question with percentages for each answer choice.

Your competency changes as you study. Your dashboard will feature a visual representation of your performance over time. Identifying growth or plateaus can help you target trouble areas and maximize your study time.

What’s New

Version 1.3.0

- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
7.7K Ratings

7.7K Ratings

Danjohart ,

Board Pass!

I used Board Vitals as my only Q-bank for psychiatry boards and scored above the national average. Many explanations had additional info and charts that I marked for review later and then reviewed in the weeks leading up to my board exam. Really like their format. They also have vignettes that were very similar to the vignette section on the boards. Lastly, when I taught board review to PGY-4s, I used BV to help keep the residents engaged. Also, your progress and marked questions are available on the app and online.

As you can see, I am a fan. Currently using BV for Child and Adolescent Psych.

Systox ,

Radiology Application design needs work

Added one star because I noticed some of the images have been enlarged on the ipad for better visibility. Feedback below still stands: 1). For iPad, The “Check Answer” button is small and projects over other clickable elements such as the “Challenge a Friend” field. This leads to unnecessary misclicks. 2). For radiology, almost every question has an integral exhibit image to view. These almost never open automatically for viewing and i have to tap, “Show Exhibits” every time i start doing practice questions. Include a setting that automatically displays the exhibits. 3). We need to scrutinize images with the zoom feature. The current implementation is cumbersome. I have to tap the zoom icon, wait for another page to load, and then zoom the image. That’s too many clicks. The new page also hides the question stem and answers, which is bad design. Images should be directly zoomable in the stem. 4). Many questions and answers could use improvement. There is no way for me to submit question feedback on the iPad. Also, we paid for this service, why is it up to us to elevate the quality of your material? Please hire more diligent editors. Thanks and good luck with your app!

insensate lion ,

Great app, syncing issues between platforms

I’m really enjoying using this to study for a board exam, however there are some issues intermittently causing syncing issues between my iPad, iPhone, and the web based question bank I use on my laptop. I switch between them depending on the setting and circumstances, but it doesn’t always recognize on the various platforms that I’ve completed a series of questions/quiz so sometimes I’ll have to go back through them in order to progress through new questions. Not major, but annoying. Otherwise, the questions and information are fantastic review!

App Privacy

The developer, Board Vitals, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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