The INBDE Review Course is a professor-developed, case-based review course that utilizes adaptive learning technology to help students prepare for the Integrated National Board Dental Exam.
The Digital Dental Notes is an integrated boards question bank with an eLibrary for quick reference.
Scriptum CMS provides a means of storing and maintaining cases allowing professors to develop cross-discipline assessments to be used in their curriculum.
The INBDE Review Course is a professor-developed, case-based review course focused on preparing students for the new Integrated National Board Dental Exam. It utilizes adaptive learning technology and an extensive reporting tool to provide a personalized studying method.
The Digital Dental Notes is an integrated boards question bank with an eLibrary for quick reference. It has been developed by Dr. James Lozier, the founder and creator of the Dental Decks. There are 1000 case-based questions and 1000s more standalone questions.
The Scriptum Case Management System is a new platform that dental schools can use to store and maintain a repository of all cases. This platform allows faculty to write case-based questions in order to provide dental students with a complete and practical approach to learning.
Making your review process as efficient as possible requires an understanding of what you know and what you don’t know. This includes tracking your guesses. This is the key to developing a strategy as you begin reviewing for your exam. Learn how to study smarter.
The key to a good review course or product is in the quality of the content. That’s why we utilize so many professors to develop our content – people that teach this content full-time. Most of them have authored textbooks and research papers. Many have previously written exam questions!
UMKC School of Dentistry’s National Board Review Courses have been developed by over 18 full-time professors. We’ve developed a strategy to help students prepare for their boards using a practical approached based upon each student’s individual knowledge base.
When preparing for your boards, bar exam, or entrance exam, we recommend you start with an assessment of your knowledge base. Determining your strengths and weaknesses as you begin to prepare for your exam is crucial in maximizing the small amount of time you have to review several semesters of content.
Our assessments serve to do more than just tell you what you know and what you don’t know. They also help you practice exam-style questions so that you get acclimated to the testing environment. Learning how to test is just as important as knowing what’s on the test.
In all standardized testing, there is an assumption of knowledge that each student must have in order to do well on the exam. As you go from high school to college to grad school, the amount of knowledge you are required to know grows exponentially. The first part in understanding the test you’re about to take is ensuring that you have studied sufficiently to adequately answer all questions.
The second and equally important part of preparing for an exam is to understand how test writers construct the questions.To do this, we recommend you examine all answers – correct and incorrect answers. Understanding why an answer is correct and why the other answers are distractors gives an insight into the mind of the test writers. Eventually, a pattern emerges that allows you to eliminate impossible or improbable answers thereby increasing the odds of you getting the right answer, even when you don’t know the answer.
Crucial to doing well on your exam is managing your time. Unfortunately, too many students find themselves at the end of a section of a test with very little time and way too many questions left to answer. Why does this happen? Because most students prepare for the exam by reviewing the content and practicing taking test questions without practicing their timing.
How do we practice our timing? It’s pretty simple. For every exam, there is a student guide that tells you how many questions are in each section and how much time you have for that section. It’s a simple math problem to determine the amount of time you have for each question in each section.
Once you have determined the amount of time you have for each question on each section, you need to set a timer for each set of practice questions you do. Stick with the timer and stop when the timer goes off. Answer why each question is correct and why each incorrect answer is a distractor to help you understand how the test writers think but make sure the timer is ALWAYS present. Eventually, you will develop an innate sense of timing for your exam which will force you not to linger too long on any one question.
Be sure to set a strategy for easy questions and hard questions. It’s usually more efficient to go through the easy questions first and mark the more difficult question for later to ensure you give the maximum amount of time you need to deduce an answer.
I liked having the questions broken down in the live sessions and having the reasoning for choosing different answers explained.