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I am a dental student who's contemplating taking the CBSE after my first year for oral surgery residency. However I will not have taken pharmacology at that point. The mean for OMFS applicants was 55 (correlated to 165 on Step 1 and it appears our CBSE scale is different from what is used for medical school) for this year. Is it realistic to prepare for this exam (I took a rudimentary pharm course in undergrad using Katzung and plan to teach myself pharm from first aid) in 7 weeks and still score a 65 (correlated to 188 on Step 1), without having taken pharmacology?

I am really sorry if this question comes off as stupid but oral surgery residencies' requiring dental students to take the CBSE is a very recent change and there are not many threads offering information.
 
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yogipatel

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Digging up this old thread 'cause I'm curious about this too. The only summer we get off is between first and second year (I'm also a dental student). Pharm isn't until second year.
 

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Buy Becker ecoach for pharmacology and do it over summer. Lionel raymon is better than any IRL pharm teacher you will ever have.