Consensus opinion provided by Dan Mountcastle, MD; Phillip Hynes, MD; and Nick Lorenzo, MD
The USMLE® or COMLEX® does not sanction or recommend any preparation program.
Candidates for shelf examinations should review the content reflected in the examination descriptions. Practice exams and self-assessments are available on the USMLE® or COMLEX® websites.
Students who want to achieve high scores on the USMLE® and COMLEX® Shelf examinations should consider studying for the practice exam for several months. Students interested in examination preparation by doing practice questions the option of purchasing review books in specific specialties and online only StatPearls offers preparation for all examinations with questions and articles on all USMLE® or COMLEX® Shelf examination topics for a flat fee.