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My Results from Nov. 05' cbt test

Discussion in 'International Dental' started by FIXENSMILES01, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. FIXENSMILES01

    FIXENSMILES01 Senior Member
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    :) Sorry about the delay . I went on a long Vacation to see family and a house we own in the mountains of Georgia . It was the relaxation I needed. then I had my Engagemnet part to get married this past Saterday . It was so great , We had a lot of fun. The day I got back was the day I got my results.

    Well, I passed partially. I am proud of myself. It would seem that I represent those who struggle with this exam. This is not to take away from the fact, that we all struggle to get the best grade possible. I would remind those in my position that there is no success without struggle. I would like to set the example that this is a small victory in a long battle. This is a motivating factor in moving on and striving to do better. I would say that if you are in my position, it would seem that this is a poor result. It is not!!! and the reason I say this is because life is a journey of self and defining oneself to learn how to love and be secure in who you are. I was a completely different person when I started dentistry at 26 when I left my country (USA) and went to a third world country where I study medicine and dentistry for 5 years in a different language (Spanish) mind you I had no Spanish and all the classes in that 5 years WERE in Spanish. But I did it and that was my first triumph in a life that I was not accustom to victory. What I have learned is that I have excepted who I am and have learned that I am not an innately intelligent book smart person. But I am a hard worker and that is sometimes better than a booksmart person. I look at my mother and model myself after her. I would say the same to you all who struggle. By comparison My life is less complex then her struggle to become a Doctor was. She married my dad at 18 and had three kids before 21 , myself my twin and my older brother. She always had a dream in becoming a medical doctor as was her father, my grandfather. But my grandfather was a huge doctor in America in the 50-60's he wrote the medical address for the US for president Nixon and was his personal friend. So she felt that she could not achieve that status and she rebelled against herself, not against her father. She divorced my father when I was four and because my family being who they were back in the 70's were not about to let her take three sons from them. At this time she became a nurse. While working as a nurse, divorced and not able to get by, a friend of hers approached her in 1978 about a school in the Caribbean and said she be better off becoming a doctor. With her life in turmoil she gave full custody to my dad in the best interest of us, her children, and left.

    Today my Mom is one for 2 female doctors in her field. She has 5 degrees 4 in medicine and and MBA in Health administration. She is board-certified (this mean she took 4 boards imagine us who complain about just 1 part of 1 exam) in Medicine and Neonatal-pediatric-cardiology. To boot she had three more children (a total of 6 kids WOW) after marring my Stepfather a successful Doctor who owns a hospital in Miami, FL. Her name is Dr. Elizabeth Welch of Miami Children's Hospital in Miami, FL. For those women who would like to google her, she is an inspiration for most women in her field. She is a world renown doctor who travels the world helping others in her field. She also struggles with the same learning disability and dyslexia that I have.

    So, now I look at my life and it is not exactly the same as my small worries but my life has the same story. I like to think I inherited her work ethic Lord knows she beet it into me. After what I thought was the end of my road in 1996 I left what is was doing and followed her path. It rehabilitated me to say the leased. I was an auto-body mechanic with my own garage struggling to get by and my the grace of God I found myself selling my business and going to school in a country that was Black and Spanish, Remember this was not what I was used to I am a white American. This is where I learned the most about myself and Most importantly Learn to love and except myself and those around me. This is where it all starts.

    Now to the present. OK its true my grades aren't the best but they are the best for me. I am in a position to either take only one section over or the whole thing. What will I do?
    I will tell you what I am going to do and why, as to help others in the same position.

    I am going to take Dental anatomy over only. Why you ask? I know the system here in the US. Regardless of my strong medical and dental connection here in the Us; that we need an 87 or better even to have a shot in getting excepted into a program. But the thing is if you compare what I did the last time, I took the exam, you will understand why my decision is what it is.

    2nd time i took exam 3rd time (present) improvement comparison

    Anatomical sciences 57 81 24 points

    Biochemistry physio 65 81 16 points

    micro pathology 75 80 5 points

    dental anatomy 76 72 :( - 4 points

    so over all 81 81 80 72

    So you all can see the method of my madness. I went crazy in studying the two parts I failed And it took away from the ones I passed. This is a common mistake. But look; to go up over 15 points in anything is GREAT!!!!!! what an accomplishment. I am proud of myself. This is not an easy standardized exam. So now the dilemma. I am a true American and fortunately for my case this will help me out. The Fact is after I spend 90 days studying just for dental anatomy we all know a 90-95 is very likely and then if you average in 81-81-80-95= 84 it will be enough along with my connections and resume to get in some where. More importantly my C.V. or resume of my education and work history Will speak for themselves. I will post them on a new thread. So you can all see that you should:
    NEVER GIVE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep at it Until you get what you feel is right for you. WHY because there is always a story about success through failure and it might be yours unless you and only you decide to give up before ever knowing your destiny. Also remember there are 3 pathways here ---M.S.- PR Programs--- F.T.D. Programs------Advanced Standing D.D.S Programs . So regardless of your Passing score WE all have options. Dont compete With others --Compete with yourself to do better Then others and all will turn out just fine in your life and the others around you.

    I must first thank My savior Jesus Christ for giving me the strength to continue on and in His will and purpose for my life.
    I thank my family and friends who support and supported me thus far
    I thank those of you here on STN who gave me words of support.

    Keep the faith, Keep working until your in a program never give up!!!!!! None of us here were made to be quiters !!!!!!!!!!

    My thanks and Prays are with you all.-Bill FIXENSMILES01 :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
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  3. doc2006

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    hey bill,
    congrats.....its great life story....your story inspired me a lot....thanks...iwas feeling so low about myself..as i had not got required marks first time....now i m going to give my exam 2nd time ..after 10 days this time i really work harder..i dont know what is going to happen...but after reading your thread...i can tell myself that hard worker can acheive their goals...thanks again....god bless you......


     
  4. fido!

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    Hey Bill,ur Words R Very Inspirational& Motivating!i'm Taking My Exam In A Week's Time!so Wish Me Luck!tc
    Prady
     
  5. FIXENSMILES01

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    You will do just fine . Don't think about the outcome before it comes. Just do the work. Every day . Even if you have a bad day and get one small concept down except it as progress . No work is a shame and should only be reserved for days that you are totally burnt out . Concentrate on the questions . After taking this test three times , I put more of my faith in the test old and new and kaplan and first aide for usmle and da use the decks and kaplan . My results may not warrent your confidence but is was not the material that gave me the grade it was my study habits and the way I take standardized exams that gave me my results. Keep your head up . Welcome this time of hard work let it define you as nothing else before and you will find there are more rewards then just passing . My prays and support are with you as well as all others who strugle with passing multiple times. God Bless- Bill
     
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    I say the same to you : you can do it just remember:
    You will do just fine . Don't think about the outcome before it comes. Just do the work. Every day . Even if you have a bad day and get one small concept down except it as progress . No work is a shame and should only be reserved for days that you are totally burnt out . Concentrate on the questions . After taking this test three times , I put more of my faith in the test old and new and kaplan and first aide for usmle and da use the decks and kaplan . My results may not warrent your confidence but is was not the material that gave me the grade it was my study habits and the way I take standardized exams that gave me my results. Keep your head up . Welcome this time of hard work let it define you as nothing else before and you will find there are more rewards then just passing . My prays and support are with you as well as all others who strugle with passing multiple times. God Bless- Bill
     
  7. Sarah123

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    What a story !!!! Life is indeed a struggle. Sometimes we lose sight of this and expect everything to go as we planned. Your message about never giving up really hit home. From each difficulty that we face we learn something and i think at the end those who had it tough are the ones who have this amazing perception on life, reality, and what comes after.

    I admire you for all your struggles and your unwavering faith. I know that God is watching over you and will help you in acheiving your goals. Best of luck.......................
     
  8. Hey Bill,
    Your story is truly inspirational, it made me think of everything that I have......rather than what I want and dont have yet.....just keep working and God will take care of the rest!
     
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    As always, your thread is one of those I really read, it gives me a certain push to go on, I myself is going to take the part 1 this coming december. When I feel scared, I just look / recall what you have said. Bill, you are such an inspiration to me and thank you for sharing your story with us. Its really motivating for me whenever I am having a bad day. Take care and all the best Bill.

     
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    by Rams grace u will do fine! dont worry!

    jai sree ram! :luck:
     
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    Hi Bill,
    Great job.Thanks a lot for such a great inspiration and motivation.
    you are great...........
     
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    Hi,
    Thanks for such an inspirational story. You give all of SDN members strenght and courage to fight and never give up hope. Best of luck.
    Nkhalid
     
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    My true thanks go out to you all as well . Your words of kindness and thanks motivate me . I consider myself your equal and friend, I know all to well the truth behind leaving home and starting out and adapting to a life not your own regardless of how long you have been here. I so wanted to give up so many times But when I count my blessings I become Humbled and focus and continue on. Just remember i have seen doctors in my family start practicing in their thirty's and late forty's after going back to med school and they have always said it was worth it. We can not give up such a monumento decision as to have changed our lives and others around us.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all !!!!!!![/SIZE] your friend - Bill fIXENSMILES01
     
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    [hello fix this is your brother yes i did took the test too the computer crash on me I am apeeling for cancelation. I meet with a person in boston who has 99 score , he just did the kaplan book for one month this way+ for 6am to 9am anatomy in the afternoon dental anatomy and 4 diferents subj for day I did have 87 in dental ana but my school in boston want over 93 to be call for admission is too sad because NYU accepte me last year... happy thanksgiven
     
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    Hey Bill

    Thanks for your words of motivation. :)
     
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    Hey Prady

    Wish you the best of luck on your exam :luck:
     
  17. fido!

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    THANK U VERY MUCH!BTW,WHEN R U TAKING UP UR EXAM?ALL THE BEST TO U TOO! :thumbup: :luck:
     
  18. fido!

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    THANK U VERY MUCH BILL!WISHING ALL THE BEST FOR UR FUTURE ENDEAVOURS!
    TC
    PRADY!
     
  19. doc2006

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    hey bill,
    thanks for your kind advice.....i really appreciate it........
     

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