Elsevier Launches Exam Consult - An Online Exam Preparation Tool for UK Medical School Exams

London, 5 May, 2011 – Elsevier, the world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announces the launch of Exam Consult, an online exam preparation and simulation tool. The first of several online question banks planned for 2011, the initial release offers preparation for the challenging medical finals exams.

Exam Consult offers students the opportunity to prepare with questions closely matched to their curriculum, written by expert contributors and assessed by a panel of experts. John Rees, Head of Medical Education and Dean of Undergraduate Education at King's College London School of Medicine has been heavily involved with the creation of Exam Consult and offers the following assurance, “As an external examiner for two UK Medical Schools, I know the types of questions asked and Exam Consult really offers realistic finals practice, with a mix of single-best answer questions and extended-matching questions for all disciplines.”

Further, Exam Consult allows students to identify their areas of weakness by system, discipline, competence and in comparison to peers. This detailed analysis of results is uniquely available with Exam Consult and allowsstudents to tailor their preparation, therefore maximizing efficiency. Students can further address their weak areas with targeted learning provided by trusted Elsevier brands, including Kumar & Clark’s Clinical MedicineDavidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine and the Crash Course series.

Feedback from students demonstrates Exam Consult is well received by students, “Easy to use and fully comprehensive – excellent preparation for Finals exams,” 5th year medical student, Newcastle University.

A free 7-day trial of Exam Consult is available at www.examconsult.co.uk. Full subscriptions are available for 3 months, 6 months or 12 months.

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