Crack the Core is essential to passing the Core exam. Every resident at my institution used it as their primary resource for both the imaging diagnosis and physics portions of the exam. I felt as prepared as I could have been thanks to Prometheus and his resources. These books will be useful far past the core exam, and I’ve seen many fellows that come from outside programs frequently referencing it. Thanks Prometheus, I couldn’t have done it without you.
The material tested by the core exam is immense and intimidating. The board review course and the Crack the Core Exam books provided a focused, high-yield method to approach studying for such a seemingly overwhelming exam. I listened to the entire board review course about 4-5 times and read through the review books twice. I also read through the dedicated physics review book, The War Machine, and the case companion books. I am confident that this helped me feel prepared for the core exam, dominate each section and pass the exam with a score well above the passing cut-offs.
Board certified finally
I have failed my core twice before being introduced to Titan Radiology video series. I listened to them everywhere, while driving, on the treadmill and while strolling with my kids and guess what? They definitely helped me to pass my core and certification as well. The products were the only source for my general section study in certifying exam. And hell yea! I'm board certified now. So thank you very much 🙂
Boards Buster is the perfect compliment to crack the core. Prometheus narrates some of the more complex sections of the books and also drops some additional knowledge. Not everyone in my program used the videos - but I used this to my advantage as I felt better prepared to dominate the exam.
JamesUniversity of Alberta
I used CTC for both the ABR CORE and the written portion of the Canadian exam. Speaking specifically to the Canadian exam it was far better than Primer and other resources I had tried for targeting our MCQ section. It would not be sufficient for Oral exam prep, but its great as a starting point for organizing your knowledge base. He has a fantastic, engaging style of writing which kept me motivated for the long slog through 2 board exams this past year, both of which were successfully passed!