Dream&Focus

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Nov 17, 2016
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hello all

I have recently completed BVSc and AH from India and have enrolled in the ECFVG program.
I have started preparing the BCSE and am looking to give it in a couple of months.
If anyone is interested in a studying together/ forming a study group please inbox me
Also, if anyone is in the greater Chicago area then we can meet in person to discuss as well
 
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Oct 21, 2017
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Would it be possible if you can share study material for BCSE,Thanks!!
 
Oct 5, 2017
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hello all

I have recently completed BVSc and AH from India and have enrolled in the ECFVG program.
I have started preparing the BCSE and am looking to give it in a couple of months.
If anyone is interested in a studying together/ forming a study group please inbox me
Also, if anyone is in the greater Chicago area then we can meet in person to discuss as well
I am also studying in Canada
 
Oct 30, 2017
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Veterinary Student
same here...soon registering for bcse.....can anyone help me out with best study material for bcse to opt for?
 
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Oct 13, 2017
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Veterinarian
Hey Praveen, I'm from saskatchewan, Canada and preparing for BCSE as well.
May I call you?
or you call me any time my phone number is 306 753 4253.
Thanks

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Morfeas

2+ Year Member
Apr 14, 2015
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I have recently passed the BSCE and studying for the NAVLE now. Here are a few things I did.
- I used zuku review
- Firstly watched the videos in HOW TO TAKE THE TEST. You have to be a good test taker and have a method that helps you go through the questions without wasting time.I believe the advice given on a couple of videos in Zuku is very helpful
- Went through the practice questions first.
- Watched all the video lectures and made my OWN NOTES from the lectures.
- As I was doing the practice questions I was reviewing my notes from the vídeos.
- I studied the Zuku review notes
- I strongly recommend "Duncan and Prasse´s Clinical Pathology" as a book to have by your side during your studying.(Many images and info seemed exactly as in BSCE)
- I recommend "Muir handbook of veterinary anesthesia"
- I recommend "Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary" (Especially for those that are not familiar with latin terminology)
- I recommend "Plumbs veterinary Drug Handbook"
- Initially, I started by opening Textbooks (like Ettinger) but after a week I abandoned this study method.
- I used a LOT the Merck Manual instead of textbooks. It is easy, exact and on my opinion, you need no more than that and the books I mentioned above.
- Used images, graphs and vídeos I found on line mainly for: Exognostic terminology (anatomical parts), Imagiology, Reproductive cycles, Surgical Instruments/Sutures
- Used notes from my university lectures
- I finished all the practice questions and the did all the questions divided by area in timed mode.
- Finally i did all the questions in timed test mode (shuffled) in blocks of 4 (240 qsts) without breaks.
- I reviewed all questions and notes at least twice.
- By the time I was tested my average score at timed shuffled mode was around 85-90%%
- I focused on the areas I was not scoring high
- I found that toxicology and pharmacology are the most difficult to get into
- I tried to adapt my body to a 4 hour test non stop. (hunger, thirst)
-DURING the TEST: 1) I read only the question first. (skip superfluous info and go to the last sentence where it asks exactly what he wants) 2) DONt look the answers, but think of the correct answer on your own first. 3) Look at the answer and click it right away if it is what you thought. 4) If you dont know eliminate by right clicking (it strikes out the option) the obvious wrong ones. 5) choose from the remaining the one that firstly seems correct. 6) DO NOT change your answers often.
- I studied 2 1/2 months daily between 3 and 12 hours per day.
- Always started a study session with questions. (or video lectures in the beginning)


Last tips:
-This is not a crazy test. It is very difficult though.
-I left the testing center with a sorrow filling that I have failed. Do NOT expect the same exact questions you found on Zuku. The subjects are there though. For example: Zuku gives you questions on cat behavior only : Go and study dog behavior too!
- Use critical thinking to eliminate wrong options
- Be prepared to encounter questions that you have no idea about
- Don t stop on one question a lot of time. Eliminate wrong options , choose the most probable and go on.
- Do NOT expect Cats and Dogs only. This is a test that goes equally (at least it seemed to me) to all species.
- Know your MNEMONICS (for cranial nerves, hypersensitivities etc etc)

Study hard and don't give up. Luck is the least you need on your side.

Best success to everybody.
 
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Going to do my BCSE in summer, I guess it would be iseful to have group chat on facebook/skype or smth like it. If you are going to do your BCSE and need a “study buddy” please send me a private message. Thank tou
 
Mar 2, 2018
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Hi Maria can you please call me at 1-647-909-4473 or provide your phone number so that I can call you tomorrow
Hi Praveen,

I'm in Fergus, ON. Plan to take BCSE in July (not yet registered). I'd like to join your study group. Thanks
 

Vestellog

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Mar 6, 2017
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Hamilton,On also Plan to take BCSE in July or August I will start with zuku soon
 
Jul 28, 2018
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Hello. I’m taking the exam in November and would love a study group. Doing zuku already. Private message me if interested.
 
Mar 2, 2018
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Pre-Veterinary
Hi all. I took BCSE in mid July. Within 2 weeks, I've got a report score (pass). I followed recommendations from this forum. Zuku review is a great tool. In addition, I used Merck Manual and other Veterinary websites for Radiology, Pathology, Anatomy and so on.


The test itself is not too difficult, but not easy either. The first 10 minutes into the test, I just scrolled over and meditated. It calmed me down and help pulling myself and my thought together. My tip is, get yourself well prepared. Have enough sleep. You can do it.

I am now getting myself ready for NAVLE in December. I think I'll sign up for Vetprep instead.

Thank you
 
Jul 28, 2018
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Hi all. I took BCSE in mid July. Within 2 weeks, I've got a report score (pass). I followed recommendations from this forum. Zuku review is a great tool. In addition, I used Merck Manual and other Veterinary websites for Radiology, Pathology, Anatomy and so on.


The test itself is not too difficult, but not easy either. The first 10 minutes into the test, I just scrolled over and meditated. It calmed me down and help pulling myself and my thought together. My tip is, get yourself well prepared. Have enough sleep. You can do it.

I am now getting myself ready for NAVLE in December. I think I'll sign up for Vetprep instead.

Thank you
Congrats on passing! What other websites did you use for pathology and such?
 

DrAkanksha

Veterinary Surgeon
May 30, 2019
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Georgia, USA
Status
Veterinarian
Join study group.
 
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