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Discussion in 'NBDE Exams & Licensure Exams' started by ctdentist, May 8, 2007.

  1. ctdentist

    ctdentist 2+ Year Member

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    Hi,
    I am noticing that not may students on SDN are scoring above 90 lately.I am wondering what could possibly be the reason.Is it that not many students are taking the exam during this time so the percentiles are low.Any suggestions.
     
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  3. foreigndentist

    foreigndentist 2+ Year Member

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    in new pattern they changed the score conversion. Now it is very close to the original correct answers. For eg earlier if you get around 75 questions right in anatomy the comp. score use to be near 90 for anatomy & same with other subjects. But now SDN members who posted their scores(you will find in the international forum) it seems like it is very close to the no of correct answers.

    This is just my personal opinion coz I don't have any conversion chart.
     
  4. ctdentist

    ctdentist 2+ Year Member

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    I definitely think the scoring pattern has made it difficult to score a 90.But with schools having a an admission percentile above 90 it has made it more difficult for foreign graduates like us.Will schools understand that the scoring a 90 is getting more difficult with the new scoring pattern.
     
  5. dentheartthrob

    dentheartthrob DreamDMDweaver 10+ Year Member

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    ofcourse they're not stupid.
     
  6. rturgay

    rturgay Member 7+ Year Member

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    i think this statement is little bit exagrated and false.As fa as i know there are couple colleges looking for a score above 90.(not couple may be only one, i think the college in boston only requires a score above 90 )
    most of the schools are looking for a score above 80 or 85 from ndbe part1 and i think its fair enough.
     
  7. rajbathusa

    rajbathusa Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    hi
    just got my result its 82 where does it stand?cant retake becoz it was my third attempt.any advice guys
     
  8. ctdentist

    ctdentist 2+ Year Member

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    i think u should go ahead and take part2 and try to get some sort of work experience as a DA or in research
     
  9. rajbathusa

    rajbathusa Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    hi thanks for the reply.i have 5yrs of work exp.in my home country and 3 yrs of work exp.as DA in US do i have any chance without part2
     
  10. MitPat

    MitPat 7+ Year Member

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    I think U should try NYU as this college is Hungry for Vitanim M(money) and not percentile so you should be fine only if are able to get that much loan in advance, I have heard this year among my friend circle having 79 in part-1 , just part-1 they never had part-2 cleared got into NYU program and by the way NYU has the largest capacity class in U.S or in the World if you happens to know ,,,,,,,,,,,,having the size of Nearly 300 per batch 150 foreign trained dentist and 150-200 U.S candidates.
    I think this must be encouraging to you all, share it to others................
    GoodLuck.:thumbup:
     
  11. rajbathusa

    rajbathusa Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    hi MITPAT
    thanks for the reply its really encouraging.and i hope ican manage to get the loan.thanks alot
     
  12. Twinny

    Twinny 7+ Year Member

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    not to worry be encouraged all will be well
     
  13. sunny06

    sunny06 2+ Year Member

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    Dear friends my part 1 score is 90 .I am thinking of applying in various colleges .But have no idea .i don't have US experience.
    Also friends I got a mail from ucsf dental school that they will consider only who score above 95 in part 1. friends if this is their selection criteria , i don't know where I stand .Plz give my ur opinion about various collleges n where shd I apply.
    Thanking u in anticipation
     
  14. yuvadoc

    yuvadoc 2+ Year Member

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    Hey Sunny, I can't believe this. Above 95 is too much they are asking for!!! Did you ask any other schools too? Like ucla, usc , uop or boston??? I'm sure you have good chances in all of them.
     
  15. Axis

    Axis New Member 5+ Year Member

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    Wow! It's unbelievable! Where did you get this email from? I read the last year UCSF thread and don't remember anybody who got admission had 95+.

    Congratulations! Great score!
     
  16. bubbly

    bubbly Tadaaa!! 2+ Year Member

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    Hi every1 !
    Sunny06 is right, UCSF doesnt(didn't) accept below 95 but however, last year their lowest requirement was National board part 1 was 93, Toefl score CBT- 265 and IBT-100 and GPA wasnt necessary at all (maybe they had some research and a lot of experiences in the US). My cousin had 94, and she got admitted for this year class( but then she is a mom of 2 children with no experience).
    I soooooooo much want to get into UCSF, since my whole family is here, lets see what happens :( ... I wonder if they consider US citizens. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Axis

    Axis New Member 5+ Year Member

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    Friends, I think you are wrong that UCSF won't accept people with NBDE scores below 95.

    Here are the admission requirements. You must have 95+ in TOEFL iBT and 83+ in NBDE-1.
     
  18. dentalcn

    dentalcn Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    yeah, same here: my friend got in last year with just 83 for part1, 79 for part2. 2 years experience....
    just wonder where such a rumor came from? make no sense!! just look at the part1 grading system's precentile, how many ppl could get 95+?????
    guys, have your common sense.

    hahaha, 95+ probably ibt.
     
  19. bubbly

    bubbly Tadaaa!! 2+ Year Member

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    Oh btw, if you have work experience/ research, then below 90 is acceptable.
    The website says NBDE score of at least 87, but when they choose candidates, it's with either above 90 or below 90 with some years of work experience.
    But if all the candidates score below 90 (in the new format sumthin sumthin exam), then they have no choice.
     
  20. sunny06

    sunny06 2+ Year Member

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    I know it is hard to beleive but it is true I received a mail from UCSF that last year their cut off was 93 and this year director of program has decided to accept only those application which score above 95.
     
  21. sunny06

    sunny06 2+ Year Member

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    dear friends do u have information about other college which expect more than 90 score in part 1.
     
  22. rturgay

    rturgay Member 7+ Year Member

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    i do not beleive that somebody send an email stating that 95+ is a requirement for admission.
    it is a big big big lie.
    if it is not a lie,just attach he email here,thus we know from whom and what the email is about.
     
  23. Axis

    Axis New Member 5+ Year Member

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    Yes, it is also so illogical. Then why to conduct a practical exam if you only care about the high scores??? What's the point about mentioning the 83+ on the official website? Do they want to waste their time and time and money of the applicants? Or what?
     
  24. bubbly

    bubbly Tadaaa!! 2+ Year Member

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    If it was possible, I wud have attached the mail frm the university.. Cant upload the htm file here... tried... but if u r soo much interested in that mail.. i can fwd it to ur mailbox. No prob. (what;s ur mail id?)
     
  25. Axis

    Axis New Member 5+ Year Member

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    Just copy&paste it here...
     
  26. bubbly

    bubbly Tadaaa!! 2+ Year Member

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    From : Young, Jean <[email protected]>
    Sent : Monday, April 16, 2007 4:03 PM
    To : "krithika Singh" <[email protected]>
    Subject : RE:

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    Dear Dr. Krithika,

    Yes, work experience and/or research would be helpful on your
    application. The other information regarding last year cut off for
    National board part 1 was 93, Tofel score 265 and internet base 100,
    however, GPA is not one of the requirement. Thank you for considering
    UCSF to continue your Dental education. We will be looking forward in
    receiving your application this coming cycle.

    Best regards,
    Jean Young



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  27. Axis

    Axis New Member 5+ Year Member

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    Thanks! :)

    Rather weird... Hmmm... Maybe the sender of that email made a typo... Wrote 93 instead of 83... Or maybe not...

    Anyway, I wasn't going to apply this dental school, but your information seems too strange for me.
     
  28. Budding dentist

    Budding dentist 2+ Year Member

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    hi..i just wanted to know..... will 6-8 months of work experience in my country(india) give me a good chance of getting admission....or do they give preference for experience in the US?...thanx
     
  29. bubbly

    bubbly Tadaaa!! 2+ Year Member

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    Experience in US is preferred more. Work experience in your native country is of little help. They want to know how much u r interested in dentistry in the US. Working as a DA or a volunteer or even an observer counts a lot.
     
  30. Budding dentist

    Budding dentist 2+ Year Member

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    ....thanx...:)
     
  31. Arneet

    Arneet

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    Hi
    I am a dentist from India.
    Can u pls tell me the procedure to work as a Dental Assistant?
    I am on student visa
     
  32. Arneet

    Arneet

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    Hi ,
    I am going to take my NBDE 1 in June.
    Please tell me the time division of this exam as it seems too long(8:30 hrs)
    thanks..
     
  33. bubbly

    bubbly Tadaaa!! 2+ Year Member

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    It's already the mid of May, I dont think you can complete studying all the study materials. But if you have good base about all the subjects then, i 'd recommend doing old questions and a quick look at the decks. Otherwise, give yourself sometime and be prepared in such a way that u dont have to retake the exam.
     
  34. rturgay

    rturgay Member 7+ Year Member

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    sorry bubbly
    tadaaa!!!:oops:
     

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