It's time to start prepping for the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE), which is scheduled for January 29, 2014. I decided that because I'll be taking and studying for the exam while I'm working full-time, I need to give myself some additional time to assure that I can cover everything and feel as prepared as possible.
There has been a lot of discussion among my classmates regarding which preparatory resources are the best. I've heard from friends and clinical instructors that the O'Sullivan book is best, and I went ahead and ordered it because my classmate organized a "group discount." But in all honesty, I didn't look into anything. I don't know the differences between any of the books, I don't know what learning styles they cater to, and I don't know which books cover the material in the most efficient and complete manner.
I'm interested to hear from anyone who has recently taken the exam about what review materials have been helpful, or any other approaches to conquering the seemingly insurmountable mountain that is the NPTE. Flashcards? Group studying? Cramming? What worked for you? I know we all learn differently, but for any DPT students approaching the end of their academic road, I'm sure we would all love some advice!