Fifth Block

This final block consists of six cognitive exams (“summative assessments”) over various areas including Trauma, Medical, Cardiology, Airway & Breathing, Operations and OB-Pediatrics.

Following successful completion of these six “unit exams”, a final comprehensive cognitive examination is given.


Also during this block, a final psychomotor skills examination is given.  The first half of this exam closely mimics the National Registry’s Psychomotor Skills test.  The remainder of the exam includes instructor evaluation of the full range of lab skills that are included in all courses within the program.


Following successful completion of all of these steps, the Program Director, Faculty Team and Medical Director meet to determine that the student has achieved “Terminal Competency” and is eligible for graduation from the Program.  Graduates are then authorized for National Registry Certification testing.