GRS Academy Learners Earn High Marks on Prestigious NBME Exam

February 2017

The U.S. National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) has released learner scores on the new Professional Examination for Health Coach (PEHC)—a new exam developed in partnership with GRS Academy to evaluate the readiness of Health Coaches in China. 93% of GRS Academy learners passed the exam.

In fall 2016, more than 500 Chinese learners participated in the GRS Academy Health Coach Program, preparing them to sit for the PEHC. The exam, which was held on December 18th, 2016, lasted roughly four hours and included 150 questions written as “clinical vignettes” requiring learners to demonstrate strong clinical reasoning skills. To prepare learners for the exam, the Academy hosted a series of curriculum review sessions and exam prep sessions focused on both content comprehension as well as clinical reasoning skills.

The PEHC exam will be held one to two times per year moving forward. GRS Academy is currently the only organization approved to offer training that prepares learners to sit for this prestigious exam.