how does your school manage teaching your dental classes along with the plethora of material we learn with the medical students? Our program does 8 hrs of dental classes a week (2hrs lec + 6 hrs simlab) but the way we are progressing now I am concerned I may not be ready for the dental portion of the boards. I feel the med-school curriculum, although very thorough, is a bit of an overkill and I am starting to see myself being more knowledgeable as a physician than a dentist since I'm constantly learning about how to diagnose patients with things like bacterial meningitis, reading CT/MRIs and diagnosing hematomas, eye lesions, auditory transduction, blood/lymph, pharmacology, etc. For those that have taken the boards, how relevant is all this material to Part I of the boards? The First Aid NBDE Part I book has less than 1/4 of the material we're learning (i.e. cancer drugs, bacterial/viral infections, etc.).