exam reviews

BoardVitals subscription ending July 31, 2023

The library’s access to BoardVitals will be ending Monday, July 31st. The group through which we receive BoardVitals is switching to a different board review service, StatPearls, https://www.statpearls.com/. We will have access to select packages on StatPearls starting July 31st.

Packages to be included are:

All Medical Specialties
Nurse Practitioner Package
Nursing Certification Package
Nursing NCLEX Package (RN and PN)
Pharmacy Package
Physician Assistant Package
USMLE 1, 2, 3

We will provide more information about StatPearls once it becomes available.

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

If you have any questions, please contact Head of Collection Development, Marlene Bishop, mbisho@lsuhsc.edu or LibraryTech@lsuhsc.edu.

BoardVitals new users registration link

BoardVitals has created a new registration link for our LSUHSC-New Orleans patrons. The registration link and other information is now available on our BoardVitals database web page: https://www.lsuhsc.edu/library/databases/boardvitals.aspx


If you have already registered, and you are not able to see the question banks for LSU Health Sciences Center – New Orleans, please contact the library for assistance. You can check your access by going to “Add/Manage Question Bank Favorites”.

If you see LSU Health Science Center – New Orleans, you are good to go.

If you see Louisiana State University – Shreveport, your access is not correct and we will need to have BoardVitals correct your account.

Please let us know if you have any problems or need further assistance.

Thank you for your patience.

BoardVitals board reviews now on STAT!Ref!


The LSUHSC-New Orleans Libraries are pleased to announce that we now have access to a new exam review database, BoardVitals.  Our access to BoardVitals is available through our subscription to STAT!Ref.

Our subscription includes 8 test banks:

  • NBDE Part I
  • NBDE Part II
  • USMLE Step 1
  • USMLE Step 1, Part 2
  • USMLE Step 2
  • USMLE Step 3

Setting up an account is easy with your lsuhsc.edu email address!

There are a few ways to get to the BoardVitals registration page:

  • If you are on campus, you can go directly to the BoardVitals sign up page: https://www.boardvitals.com/users/sign_up, or you can log in to the STAT!Ref database from the Library’s web page, and then click on the BoardVitals link.
  • If you are off-campus, you can access the STAT!Ref database from the Library’s web page remotely using your library barcode and PIN. Don’t forget to use an “Off Campus Access” link.  Once you are logged into our STAT!Ref subscription, click on the BoardVitals link.

Fill out the sign-up application on the BoardVitals platform making sure to use your lsuhsc.edu email account.  Shortly after you submit your application, BoardVitals will send you an email with a link to accept and confirm your account.  Once that process is complete, you can sign in using your email address and new password to access our subscribed tests.  You can then access BoardVitals through our STAT!Ref database or by going directly to the BoardVitals web site: http://www.boardvitals.com/.

Please note that once on the BoardVitals platform, there will be options to trial or purchase other test banks on your account (and personal dollar).  These options are not funded through our subscription.

BoardVitals has created some helpful video tutorials, so be sure to check those out – https://www.boardvitals.com/video.

We hope you find this new resource helpful in your studies!