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Part II importance for OS

Discussion in 'Dental Residents and Practicing Dentists' started by Dentalguy08, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. Dentalguy08

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    Just wondering how important part II will be for my oral surgery application. I have a 91 on part one and a class rank in about the top 33%. I have published research, presented at a few national meetings, and have a lot of extracurriculars (who doesn't). My question is, how important is my part II score? Should I shoot for mid 90's or doesn't it really matter so long as it's not near failing?
     
  2. shabu2

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    Just take it after you match and you won't have to worry about your score. You need a big fat "P".
     
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    It comes into play if you don't match. Shoot for low 90's anyways.
     
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    Shoot for low 90's, that's like the 98% percentile. Mid/Upper 80's is fine for most specialties.
     
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    are you sure about that??
     
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    Just take it after your applications are in and don't worry about it. Nobody cares about it.
     
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    Might as well aim high right? :D - the score conversions for part I and part II are significantly different. I'm not sure why...
     

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