We know you are busy and time is valuable. You may have heard that KMK unleashed a ton of new features for Part 2! Here is your one-stop shop for all the new features so you can jump in and make the most of your time preparing for the exam!
New BIG 8® / Non BIG 8® section for Part 2!
For the first time ever, we now have a BIG 8® and Non BIG 8® breakdown for Part 2! When you research the NBEO Part 2 outline, you will find that 8 sections in Part 2 comprise almost 80% of the exam. We were excited to discover this and pumped to share the gameplan with you! Similar to the Part 1 course, we will automatically guide you through from the most to least important sections.
ALL New Online Videos!
Every… single…. minute…. of video is new! We now have 20+ hours of new HD videos with 6 different KMK instructors (cool variety of teachers). As you are watching the videos, images of the conditions pop up and the instructors coach you on the key features to recognize in clinic and on the exam. It’s an awesome new feature that allows you to review all of the key ocular disease conditions in real-time, as the KMK instructors are reviewing each condition!
Optometry students have never been busier than they are today. We know you want to learn the concepts well….. but time is valuable! For the first time ever, we are excited to introduce Key Takeaways! At the end of every video case online, we not have a 60 second summary of all the key points of the case. What is the best way to use this feature?…. It’s an incredible way to quickly review all of the key concepts FAST. Bottom line = the best part of each video is at the end ?.
New Questions, Questions, Questions!
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love questions! We now have 2000+ questions in our Part 2 course, which is 2x more than any other review option in Optometry. More importantly, our questions are presented in the same format as the Part 2 exam, which includes full cases, minicases, solo items, & TMOD questions. If you love learning through online videos, we are excited to share exciting news with you! After each online video, the KMK instructors present 4-5 questions per case and present the correct answers and discuss explanations of correct/incorrect answers. It’s a great way for you to learn the concepts thoroughly by starting with the patient case and ending with being quizzed on all the key points.
New Ocular Disease Images!
Boom! KMK now has even more ocular disease images for review. This is big news because one of the most difficult parts of the Part 2 exam is recognizing ocular disease conditions that many students have never seen before in clinic. Check out this quote from Jonathon, a recent grad:“If you haven’t looked at the format of Part 2, here is what you need to know. Every case starts with question #1 that asks about the DIAGNOSIS. You will have a case history and a bunch of info presented in the case to help you with the diagnosis, but the image presented in the case is the most helpful factor in you picking the correct condition. Let’s say you pick the wrong diagnosis of Herpes Simplex Virus when the correct answer was Thygeson’s. Now, the next question, which asks about pathophysiology will be incorrect and your next question on how to treat the condition will be incorrect. Bottom line = once you choose your diagnosis, you are locked in on answering all of the questions in the case for THAT diagnosis.” In other words, IMAGE RECOGNITION, is everything for Part 2.
We are excited to have even more ocular disease images now available for review. And the best part is that this Ocular Disease Image Gallery is powered by Instagram®! Just log-in and go to your KMK Student Performance Dashboard and click on the Instagram® link and request access. You will quickly have access to the most critical ocular disease conditions for Part 2 review!
Studying can sometimes be boring, let’s be honest:) And it can be very discouraging to take a practice test and find the questions so difficult that you get an awful grade and the extra bonus of extreme discouragement. Meet your new best friend, “Level-Up” Practice Exams within KMK! Questions are presented in 3 levels (Easy, Moderate, Hard). Start with Level 1 and build your foundation and confidence. Once you reach a 70% or higher, you can unlock the next level. Students loved this new upgrade in Part 1 and we are pumped to now have it available in our Part 2 course!
If you haven’t looked at the Part 2 NBEO® outline yet, it’s important for you to know that up to 33% of your Part 2 questions will be on the Treatment & Management of Ocular Disease (TMOD). Here is a quick summary:
- The Part 2 exam is called PAM. PAM consists of 350 total questions.
- TMOD questions comprise 100-120 of the overall 350 total questions.
- After you take Part 2, you will get a PAM score & a separate TMOD score. To pass Part 2, you need to pass PAM AND TMOD.
Many students are not aware that you have two separate scores for Part 2 and that you have to pass PAM AND TMOD. Don’t worry, you got this! If you need help, we have a separate area of our Part 2 course entirely dedicated to TMOD.
All of KMK Part 2 Rebuilt from Ground Up!
Every single part of the KMK Part 2 course has been modernized! Every flashcard, every test question, every minute of video, and a new 7th Edition Textbook as well. In addition, all of the new features listed above are included as well. We are so excited to have this complete and ready for you to #dominate Part 2.
Dr. Null graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, GA with a B.S. in Biology and graduated summa cum laude from Southern College of Optometry. She completed a residency in ocular disease and low vision rehabilitation at the Kansas City VA Medical Center.