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    Anki for Dental Boards

    I know some people used anki to study for dental boards. Which set/flashcards did you find the most helpful! Thanks!!
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    Step Study Schedule - Looking for adivce

    Hey everyone! So I just took NBME 20 last week (provided by my school) and I was pleasantly surprised by my grade (215). The reason I was surprised is that I have done virtually no review to date, although I have taken every block very seriously so far, scoring in the top 10 percent or of my...
  3. DrSatan

    Study resources?

    Anyone have recommendations for how to study neurology that's not just read up on your patients? I have a localization book that has basic information on diseases as well, but I don't do well just reading to learn. Are there any good flashcards or question banks people use? I'm only a PGY-2...
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    selling big blue

    Selling Big Blue! All 3 volumes for $100! Gently used for written anesthesia boards review.
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  6. BlueBee20

    boards resources - ovewhelmed

    hello all - looking for advice! i've just begun second year and all anyone talks about anymore is BOARDS. please help me decide what to throw my cash at as far as resources go! i understand UFAPS is where it's at. i will be getting UWORLD 6 months, i have first aid, i plan to get sketchy, and...
  7. CoolCat53

    Can you make up for Low COMLEX 1 with COMLEX 2?

    So I scored pretty low on COMLEX 1 (under 500) and was wondering if I should bust my butt during my third year and take Step 1 to make up for it (which is extremely difficult in itself) or if I should just focus on COMLEX 2 and try and do really well on it. Say I get upper 500s or above, will...
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    Recertification needed for job?

    Hey all, I have been working at a VA in California for the last couple years. I am wondering if I will need to take a re-certification board exam in a few years. No one has said anything about boards, and I never received a contract with information about it being required to maintain...
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    Future for med school after dismissal?

    I go to a DO school and have failed the COMLEX twice with a 375 the first time and a 393 the second time. I took it for the third and final time yesterday and came out feeling like I bombed. If I don't pass this time, I will get dismissed from school. I was getting 70s and 80s on combank, and...
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    Dermpath Boards Studying

    Anyone recently taken the DP subspecialty boards care to weigh in on advice for studying? Books used? Courses? Was it harder than you thought or easier? Advice appreciated!
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    HELP!!! SHOULD I PUSH MY DATE?

    I really need help deciding whether I should push back my STEP 1 date. NBME 15 baseline (50 days ago)- 150, NBME 17 (33 days ago)- 173, USMLE free test ( 17 days ago)- 63 percent (conversion of this correlates to 185), NBME 16 (4 days ago)- 196. I am 75 percent through UWORLD first pass...
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    2019 Oral boards study partner

    anyone scheduled for spring oral ABEM boards interested in a Skype/FaceTime partner for case review?
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    IAUPR Boards preparedness

    How much responsibility does an optometry school or any professional school bare in preparing their students to pass national boards??? Why am I asking. Few weeks ago there was a debate online from IAUPR about who bares the blame for low board pass rates and when I saw low I mean 40% for NBEO...
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    Did anyone have a bad CCS experience and still pass?

    Did anyone have a bad CCS experience and still pass? It would help me a lot to know that other people had issues solving multiple cases and maybe ran out of time. Any help would be much appreciated.
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    Licensing Eligibility Involving Expungement

    Hello all, and thanks for taking the time to check out my post. I am applying to dental school, but I have some demerits going against me that I wanted to clear up before making any big decisions. Most dental school applications ask a question along the lines of: Have you ever been convicted...
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    US grads using NBEO in Canada (BC)

    Hello everyone, So I’m in my 4th year in a US optometry school wanting to return home to Ontario to work. I really don’t want to pay 6,000 dollars to take the OEBC when the NBEO can be used as it’s equivalent in BC and Montreal and is required to graduate anyways. Can somebody please help...
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    Recent Firecracker review?!

    Has anyone used Firecracker recently who can comment on how they liked it? I feel like given my learning style I would enjoy it but at the same time I have never used pre-made flashcards before and do not know if I would like that aspect. Any comments on the program would be appreciated.
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    To Take the USMLE or Not To Take the USMLE ...

    I'm an OMS-II now, gearing up to study for the upcoming COMLEX/USMLE. At this point, I am planning to take the USMLE. However, yesterday, an Instagram famous DO physician with almost a following of 40K posted on her story about how DO students should just stick with taking one exam, especially...
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    Suggestion of using a Q bank during MS1?

    I am going to be an incoming student this fall and am trying to decide which q bank to use to supplement studying for classes/start prepping for board style questions. I just did a Masters program where I took anatomy, physiology, pharm and other classes I will be pretty much repeating during...
  20. DentalRose

    NBDE part 1 ANATOMY resource question

    Hello all! I'm taking the NBDE part 1 soon, and I've learned that Anatomy is my weakest section. I've gone through First Aid, the NBDE mastery app, and some old tests. I don't have the $ for dental decks. I am wondering whether anyone has any good resources that goes over the Anatomy section...
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    Big Blue, Big Red, Ranger Red for sale

    Selling: - Ranger Red 10th edition with audio MP3 player. Untouched - I ran out of time and decided to use UBP instead -Big Blue 26th edition, all 3 volumes. Used but no markings on pages -Big Red 26th edition. Used but no markings on pages All listed for $595 on Dr. Jensen’s website. Will...
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    NBDE Part 1 Mastery App or Dental Decks???

    Hi everyone! I have my NBDE Part 1 coming up on June 27th and started studying today. I recently purchased the NBDE Part 1 Mastery app and am considering purchasing the dental decks. I have heard really great things about the app and have heard from multiple sources that the app and old exams...
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    NBDE Part 1 Mastery App or Dental Decks???

    Hi everyone! I have my NBDE Part 1 coming up on June 27th and started studying today. I recently purchased the NBDE Part 1 Mastery app and am considering purchasing the dental decks. I have heard really great things about the app and have heard from multiple sources that the app and old exams...
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    Michigan Pharmacist Licensing- Boards Eligibility Timeline

    Does anybody know how long it usually takes for the MI state board to process your pharmacist application and verify your eligibility to sit for the boards? I submitted my application a long time ago, yet it still says "eligibility requested" on the NABP website. According to the MI health...
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    Question Regarding Licensure

    I currently am applying to jobs, however I am applying in multiple states and am unsure as to where I will end up working initially. I want to get licensure in both states either way because I like to have the flexibility. I am curious if I can apply to two different states before I take my...
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    INBDE vs. NBDE I/II: Pros, Cons, Discussion. Etc.

    I am apart of a D21 class which was given the option of taking the traditional boards (NBDE 1 & 2) or the INBDE. However, I noticed there hasn't been much conversation between the two exams and discussion over the pros/cons of taking one over the other. Here is the official page for the INBDE...
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    INBDE vs. NBDE I/II: Pros, Cons, Discussion. Etc.

    I am apart of a D21 class which was given the option of taking the traditional boards (NBDE 1 & 2) or the INBDE. However, I noticed there hasn't been much conversation between the two exams and discussion over the pros/cons of taking one over the other. Here is the official page for the INBDE...
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    ABFM Boards - Strategy

    Passed ABFM Boards. Pretty hectic working environment and hence had 1.5 month prep - 2 hours per day. Weekends would be around 6-8 hours of study time. - ABFM questions (APP) on itunes. Pretty good. Used it while on the move. - ITE questions ... last 3 years - Board Vitals ... not that great...
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    1 Year from taking Step 1, any tips?

    Hi everyone, I'm 2 months from being done with first year and I feel like I've learned so much but at the same time nothing at all. Just holding First Aid in my hand gives me anxiety knowing that I'm going to have to memorize EVERYTHING (exaggeration) in this book. It seems impossible to know...
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    Big Blue Anesthesiology 2013

    I bought these in 2013, 21st edition. In great shape, no missing pages. Definitely high yield information, I should probably keep them, but trying to clear out my office. $150 shipped.
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    GI/Liver Guidelines for the boards

    Different societies may have different guidelines regarding different diseases, do you have a sense (good rule of thumb) on how to approach studying the guidelines for the sake of GI boards? One example is alcoholic liver disease AASLD vs. ACG, and so on.
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    GI boards 2018 - Study notes, resources, and overall discussion

    As the merry season of board preparation approaches, let's share our study notes and what we are doing to prepare for the boards. I am currently doing the DDSEP 8 questions and reading brennan spiegel's books. How are you preparing for the boards?
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    Looking for study partner(s) written and oral exams

    My best learning experiences have been in study groups. It's been a while but I would like to set up a study group for the plastic surgery boards starting now for the written exam and extending through the oral exam. We'd use Skype +/- phone. If anyone has experience with the exam and...
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    Taking the NAVLE in an unusual situation, having passed before.

    Hi, I graduated vet school and passed the NAVLE in 2007, and became licensed in Illinois. It took me a few tries though. That was due to going to a foreign vet school which is AVMA accredited, but I was not adjusted to multiple choice questions and had to learn that skill. Due to a serious...
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    What do you use to study for boards?

    What do palliative care fellows use to study for boards? On amazon I see some sample test kindle books for sale, but not many books for study. Is there something that fellows commonly use to study for boards, or review courses?
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    CaRMS process for an IMG is unfair despite how it looks

    As a fellow Canadian Citizen who is born and raised in Canada. The system to comeback into a residency is extremely difficult. The next little bit will outline the grotesque nature of the system and how convoluted and unfair it is towards IMGs despite their BS guidelines. Get some popcorn...
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    (DO student) IM/FM/Peds -- Should I take Step 2 with a mediocre Step 1?

    3rd year DO student considering IM, FM, or peds; COMLEX I 601, USMLE I 217 Honestly I have no idea if I should take USMLE II or not. My COMLEX "translates" to a much better USMLE score than what I got, so I figure if ACGME programs have taken DOs then I should only submit my COMLEX. If I submit...
  39. krdent

    D1 Am I on the right path to specialize?

    Hi SDN! First let me apologize for posting a thread of a topic with so many posts. But I need some advice. About to start the winter term of my D1 year. I am okay with doing general dentistry going forward, but I am definitely interested in pediatrics. Currently attending a non ivy P/F...
  40. kalf

    How do you study during Uro residency? And what resources do you use?

    Hi! MD graduate here, planning to match for Uro. I was wondering how do residents study during the uro residency? What strategies do the use to cope with the demanding hours in work and studying? Also, if possible, what resources (textbooks, qbanks, review questions, uptodate, other apps...