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by Bruno C. Jham, DDS, MS, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Dental Medicine-Illinois, Midwestern University | October 19, 2021
As schools continue to adapt curricula and strategies to best prepare students for the exam, the interchange of ideas is extremely important. In this post, I will share some strategies that educators could consider as approaches to better prepare their students for the INBDE.
by Elizabeth A Andrews DDS MS, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, College of Dental Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences | September 28, 2021
The INBDE, a national benchmark exam, is intended to gauge a dental student’s ability to synthesize and apply their knowledge of biomedical, clinical, and behavioral sciences as they critically think, and problem solve patient scenarios.
by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | May 12, 2021
To put the CPA UGRC in context, these recommendations are meant to be the same order of magnitude as the change of Step 1 to Pass-Fail―the largest shift in medical education in this century so far.
by Elijah Schwartz, MS, MSEd, BCBA-candidate, Learning Strategist & Adam Underwood, DDS, PhD, Kaplan Dental Content Advisor | March 8, 2021
Fortunately, while studying for the INBDE takes a lot of time and effort (both for administrators and professors as well as our beleaguered students), the benefits of investing in quality preparation reach far beyond the test day.
by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | January 21, 2021
Maybe this is the crisis that is going to be the opportunity to transform medical education?
by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | January 6, 2021
In 2020, people, schools, and organizations went through a period of “excitement” resulting in rapid change. The common theme for 2021 is going to be “consolidation” because I think people are tired of this kind of “excitement” for now.
by Dr. Conrad Fischer, MD, MA, Professor of Medicine, Program Director and Vice-Chair, Department of Medicine, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center | September 29, 2020
Whether you believe that the test should have a grade or be Pass/Fail, the test is going to be Pass/Fail and every student has to know what this means. It means that student’s had better maximize all your efforts on Step 2.
by Mark Tyler-Lloyd, M.D., Executive Director of Medical Academics | July 27, 2020
We have entered a unique and urgent time in medical education. Internal test changes and the external threat of a deadly pandemic have amplified the usual anxiety provoking challenges of being a medical student.
by Adam Underwood, DDS | June 1, 2020
On August 1, 2020, the Integrated National Board Dental Exam (INBDE) will be replacing our traditional board exams as a standardized way to enter our profession.
by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | May 19, 2020
As of this writing USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) testing centers remain closed because of local health ordinances and safety concerns. This has resurfaced calls for CS to be completely eliminated.
by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | April 15, 2020
The initial buzz in student communities was mixed. Some saw this as a great relief and stress reduction. Others saw this as a disadvantage for applications to competitive residencies.
by R. Todd Watkins, Jr., DDS, Elijah Schwartz, Kaplan Learning Science, and Jim DeKoning, Regional Programs Director | March 12, 2020
This webinar previews our INBDE prep first hand with a demo by the Dentist who led the development of the new program.
by Molly Johannessen, PhD | March 10, 2020
Much of this year has been filled with empowerment and inspiration for me because of the phenomenal work that I’ve witnessed occuring at medical institutions across the United States and beyond.
by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | February 14, 2020
This week the NBME announced several changes to the Step exams, the most meaningful of which is that USMLE Step 1 will be changing to a pass/fail exam.
by Stanley S. Zelman, DDS | December 10, 2019
Beginning in August 2020, the new Integrated National Board Dental Examination will be available for administration. This perspective provides an assessment of how the new exam will impact administrators, faculty, and students.
by Melissa Qazi, MD and Mary Halton, Kaplan Health Sciences Expert | September 5, 2019
Physician Assistant programs may be seeing an increase in failures on the 2019 PANCE as a result of the recent blueprint change and adjustment of the scoring scale.
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