Taking exams to become a physician—all the way from the MCAT, to the Step exams, and specialty boards—seems to require an inordinate amount of security. When taking the Step exams (which allow for 6 or 7 breaks), you have to signout, sign back in, rescan your fingerprint, and pull out your pockets each time you take a break . But who is going to stand up to the boards and challenge these ridiculous procedures? They don’t care; they never go through this stuff.
My best test-taking tip—don’t wear anything with pockets. ↩