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5 Tips for Preparing Dental Students for INBDE Success

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.

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INBDE: Experiences & Lessons Learned from WesternU CDM

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
Kaplan Medical INBDE

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.

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Why You Should Care about the CPA UGRC Report

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.

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Tag Me In: INBDE Integrated Prep Solutions

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.

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What Will 2021 Bring? Consolidation and Continuous Improvement

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.

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Opinion: The Meteoric Rise of USMLE® STEP 2CK’s Relevance & How to Master the Boards

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.

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Uncertainty Develops a Physician: New Challenges for Medical Educators in Extraordinary Times

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. 

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INBDE Perspective: A New Integrated Exam Means New Integrated Preparation

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.

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How will the COVID-19 Pandemic Impact the USMLE Step 2 CS?

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.

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What does the USMLE Test Change Mean to Current and Future Students?

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.

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Reflection on a Year as a Medical Learning Consultant: A Case for Continuous Improvement

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.

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USMLE Step 1 Announcement—Key Takeaways

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.

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Perspective on the Upcoming INBDE

by Stanley S. Zelman, DDS | December 10, 2019
Kaplan Medical INBDE

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.

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PANCE Pass Rates - Are You Experiencing More Failures?

by Melissa Qazi, MD and Mary Halton, Kaplan Health Sciences Expert | September 5, 2019
Kaplan Medical PANCE Pass Rates

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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