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Just took the NBDE Part I on Monday August 15 2011. Ask me any questions?!!!

Discussion in 'NBDE Exams & Licensure Exams' started by OMFS08, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. OMFS08

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    I studied for 1 month 18hrs a day. I read NBDE 1st Aid, USMLE 1st AID, Decks 2007, decks 2009, USMLE Videos, Okeson TMJ, KAPLAN Review for dental anatomy only. Did about 10,000 questions. If you need advice let me know. Good luck everybody. I'll post my scores when they come in 2-3 weeks!
     
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    Hey OMFS08 ,
    kudos to u for all the efforts ,
    can you please tell me your personal experience about each section of the exam .
    which one was the toughest and most tricky
    and ur advice as to how we should study for those sections .
    why dint you use kaplan for other subjects ?
    can u also post your study schedule and the pattern ( like what books u studied in order) and when did u start solving the questions ?
    10,000 questions is huge . where did u find so many questions ?

    Are First Aid NBDE and Decks enough as a study material ?
     
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    wow.... nice ur done with it .....any lowelimb questions in anatomy section ?
    i m planning to take it in dec ...hope i can do it well :)
     
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    how many questions did u get on mandibular movemnts and how much indetail we have to study? depth in previous question papers regarding mandibular movements is sufficient?.thanks
     
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    hi OMFS08

    kudos for your prepration & good luck for your result.....:)
    can you put some light on the matter that was the paper easy or tough,from decks & kaplan or out of these .....?
    It will be a lot of help....!
     
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    wish you good luck for your results....i am also planning to give exam in 2012...do you have question bank or other latest questions...please share how is the questions??? pm me..regards
     
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    Post below
     
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    The exam was not so bad. I can not talk about specific questions but its random so you may get some on yours. Dec is alot of time so you should do well just study hard and do lots of questions.
     
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    For occlusion its a lot deeper than you think. Those questions from the released exams were not as deep. So make sure you understand every detail about mandibular movements and you should be fine.
     
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    Hey maverick, check the post to toothfixer, I explained everything. Decks was not as useful as NBDE 1st aid though if you ask me.
     
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    Yes Maverick I certainly put in a tremendous amount of work! But it was worth it, I was over prepared for the exam. Exam Masters is a Question bank with over 2000 questions but keep in mind that those questions are really challenging so do not be discouraged if you don't get the scores you expect. Go to https://www.exammaster2.com/cgi-bin/htmlos.cgi/14928.1.385473660119047601 to register for it.
     
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    hey ,good job,, n gud luk for ur result
    is xam master paid?
     
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    Thanks for your reply OMFS08....:D
    the kaplan Q/A which you did were those with explanations...? (just want to check if do have them ) mine is with explanation like decks....!:cool:
    how did you manage your time...in such short period.....?:eek:
     
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    hi omfs08,
    ty for the input,goodluck with your results.
     
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    Hi :) Where you scoring the old exams you took? do you know how much should one aim for on the practice exams? your response will be greatly appreciated thanks !!
     
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    Hey, exam masters is free. Once your school registered for it.
     
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    Thanks Toothfixer. Your very welcome. I will certainly come back to post my score. I'm praying to God for good luck and favor!!! lol
     
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    You're very welcome! Good luck!
     
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    Yes the Kaplan Q Bank came with explanations, its the online program from kaplan.I was able to do so much because I waited till school was on break and I had nothing to do but study for 1 whole month! I woke up at 7am every day and studied until I passed out! It takes dedication but I'm trying to get into Oral Surgery Residency so I had to study like my life depended on it because it does! Study HARD and whatever grade you get you will be happy with it.
     
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    Your welcome! Good luck! Study Uber Hard!!!
     
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    Hi, I was scoring anywhere from 76% to 94%. But I did not take the exam until I was scoring between 85-94%. So keep taking exams until your score gets to where you want it, then take the exam only after that.
     
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    Hi, did u refer to any specific textbooks for micro/path/physio/anat o rdid u feel first aid was enough? because the nbde first aid just seems too vague...
     
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    Hey OMFS08 ,
    Thanks for all your advice and tips .I really like the idea of doing 100 pages /day and 200 questions /day as its quite achievable .
    Your hard work and dedication is surely gonna pay ....and you will get great scores. Good luck :)
    I am planning to take the test in nov/dec ....so I have 3 months ...I am following usmle videos, kaplan to clear my basics and doing decks after that but its taking too long .....Do you think I should focus more on First aid and decks ?
     
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    Hi, I did not reference any other book. USMLE 1st Aid, NBDE 1st AID and Decks. Thats more than enough in my opinion, if you know it cold in and out.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words. I actually felt the same way about the USMLE videos. I would say focus on reading first aid and decks first and COMPLETE them. Then if you have time you can go over problem areas with the videos. That's my opinion though so you have to decide which works best for you.
     
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    Thanks for ur input. BTW Did you do pharmac? i have done the mech. of action of antimicrobial's. do u feel thats enough? also i noticed that u also solved questions on exammaster2.com.
    did u feel those questions are more difficult compared to the actual thing, because i felt a few of them were irrelevant to our syllabus. otherwise they have quite a few good questions.
     
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    :thumbup:

    Thanks a ton for your reply:)...Till now instead of doing decks and first aid I was running after lecture notes ...may be thats the reason I am not feeling confident by now ...right now I am able to study for just 7-8 hrs a day ....How much time as in day/weeks should I devote to 1 subject from start to complete ....coz I have spent 10 days on anatomy and still left with a few important topics !!!!
     
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    I did not do pharm at all. As far as exam masters, the questions were way harder than the real exam. The real exam was easy in comparison to the exam masters and kaplan q bank in my opinion.
     
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    10 days whoa!!!!!!!!!!! You will not remember anything by the exam. 1-2 days per subject is what I did then did tons of questions on that subject to make it stick!
     
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    Oh ok, thanks for all the input :) i got my exam on the 1st so im mainly just focusing on doing questions now and trying to remember biochem, which is killing me currently :( I read lippincott and i'll revise from first aid now... what topics do u feel are most important in biochem? and for upper limb anatomy only brachial plexus, muscles and arteries are important right?
     
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    Ya with lecture notes and videos Anatomy seems like a never ending subject I was just stuck it ...... but as you said if I will focus more on decks and first aid that is surely gonna help .Thanks alot for your guidance I appreciate it :)
     
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    Wow!! so almost 95% of gross is from head, neck and thorax?
     
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    Hi OMFS08

    .i have studied First aid , dental decks , kaplan notes of all subjects... 2009-10.... and ASDA papers.. is it enough for me to take exams in October first week?..or do i need to study anything extra ..
    And you doing a gr8 job by helping all. Best of luck for ur results..
     
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    i am looking for female study partner if anyone interested privated message me.thanks
     
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    Hi, I would say you have done a good job with all the sources providing you have learned thoroughly and understand. I would do 1000s of questions if I were you and read stuff that you need to. You should be ok for October, that's a long time away.
     
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    hey this is so nice of you to share such imp info ....... m planning to give my exam in oct.....and your schedule has motivated me so much :) can you please elaborate on how were the questions......as in basic or hard or applied......cuz i gotta kno from a friend that she had really tough clinical questions........
     
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    Hey Congrats!!
    Am gonna start with my prep for NBDE part 1...your feedback for the exams really helpful..thanks..
    Can u tell me from where can i download Okeson online?..
     
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    Hey OMFS..how did u find the questions in dental anat?...i was thinkin of doing wheeler's..can u help me with this coz am just starting my prep now
     
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    hey u r really doin great help to all, appreciate it,
    i tried on that link of exam master for ques , it ws paid,,, but dnt understand whichschool registering r u talking of...... m preparin at home for nbde part 1 ,frm kaplan revw bk, decks 2012-13 n 09-10 , first aid, asda paprs,,, planng to take in dec,,, done 3 times deks still scorg 70-80 in asdap, n spendg nearly more than 20days on one subject,,,,,, kindly guide how to proceed
    thanx
     
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    hello
    Took Asda Paper for micro and patho scored around 72 on average ......is it ok or should I target more and how to improve please giude......:scared:
     
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    I find it interesting that the OP has not come back on and displayed his score. Maybe he did TOO much....



     
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    Hi guys,I'm going to take the exam on Oct 9th.I start solving Asda papers one more time .According to scale I got 90 in each section but my average correct answers in each section is 80/100.I was told that the real exam is harder than asda papers.I was wondering if you guys can help me estimate my score in real exam
     
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    Hi Guys...

    I am taking the exam October 28th 2011

    I have first Aid and Dental decks 2009..and have been though them nearly twice soo far. Do u recommend i buy Decks 2011 or 2012 (if they are out) and go through them or is this suffecient?

    Studies anatomy from Grant's Anatomy.. it is one the the best books out there and is in the list of recommended readings.. also has really good illustrations.

    Please give me recommendations/tips!
     
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    Yeah, I was curious to hear how a month of 18 hours a day would turn out. I took my test over a week after his and got my score today.
     
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    Whats your Score wodehouse ?
    Please share your experience .
    Would truly appreciate it .
    Thanks .
    Good Luck .
     

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