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NBDE In-Office testing no longer available

Discussion in 'Dental' started by Kramers, Mar 20, 2002.

  1. Kramers

    Kramers Junior Member

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    I have a dilemma. I am currenting living abroad and will be in the US in late May. I have concluded that I won't be prepared to take the NBDE Part I in July.

    I was afraid that the December testing date would jeopardize getting the applications to schools by their deadline (their scores take 6-8 weeks to be reported).

    So my strategy was to take the exam at the ADA Office (the "in-office" testing option advertised in at the ADA website.)

    BUT... I found out today that ADA is no longer giving these tests (they haven't updated their website). This forces me to take the test in December.

    My question is this: is this too late for many of the schools that take foreign-trained dentists? I know that I can inquire into individual schools, but I'm hoping to get opinions from you guys on the best way to solve this problem. I really really really want to get into school in 2003, and can't afford to wait until 2004. :(

    Thank you!

    M.K.
     
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  3. priya26

    priya26 Member
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    Hi Kramer,
    Yes it will be late if you take your boards in Dec. Same happened with me for this year. But hey, this is March and you have plenty of time. I just read dental decks. In two months time I was ready for the exam. I am also out of touch with dentistry for a long time now. Besides all, I scored 88. Big deal??
     

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