Student or Learner
The Seattle Times: Living: "I'm having trouble remembering"
Andy awakened from his coma after 31 days and had to relearn virtually everything. He never walked again without a cane, but he always kept going forward. He returned to college and later passed four medical boards. After a divorce, he moved to Kansas and was working as a counselor when he met and married Yolanda.
Does boards mean "exams that you take when you apply to go to college in the US"? Is this usage of the term old-fashioned? Here's what I got from the OALD.
Definition and pronunciation of board | Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary
7 boards [plural] (old-fashioned, US) exams that you take when you apply to go to college in the US
Is definition 7 incorrect?