Available for Aquifer Family Medicine – Aquifer Pediatrics – Aquifer Radiology   

100-question summative multiple-choice exams for Aquifer Family Medicine, Pediatrics, and Radiology are available in their current format through June 2021.

Aquifer is developing innovative new formative assessments for Aquifer Family Medicine, Pediatrics, and Radiology. The new test-enhanced learning tools will deliver granular feedback with recommendations for efficient, structured remediation and self-directed study.  

Summative exam users should be aware that beginning in July 2020, some questions from our existing exams will also appear on the new formative assessments and benchmark scores to compare your students with those at other schools will not be provided. Aquifer will not offer a summative exam option beyond June 2021.

Learn more about our developing Formative Assessments.


Aquifer’s current validated, multiple-choice summative exams include an assortment of questions related to cases presented in random order and are designed to test how well students have learned the concepts presented. In addition, the data from these exams enables Aquifer to analyze student performance on each item, strengthening our ability to provide comparative national data for each exam. All Aquifer Exams are based on national curriculum standards:

  • Aquifer Family Medicine: Created by Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) educators, based specifically on the Family Medicine Clerkship Curriculum.
  • Aquifer Pediatrics: Created by The Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP) educators based specifically on the COMSEP Curriculum.
  • Aquifer Radiology: Created by Association of University Radiologist (AUR) educators, consists of a subset of the AMSER Standardized Exam and additional questions,  based specifically on the AUR Curriculum. Please note that as part of the Aquifer Radiology exam is a subset of the AMSER Standardized Exam, students should not take both.

We recommend that students complete as many cases as possible in the corresponding course before taking the exam—however, educators do not need to require students to complete all cases in order to use exams.  Aquifer Exams cover the full range of content included in each course–we do not currently provide customized exams.

Exam Requests

For security purposes, an Aquifer exam may be requested only by your institution’s designated Course Administrator.  If you are the Course Administrator and would like to request an Aquifer Exam, please complete our Exam Request Form.