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• What do you put the most emphasis on in an application
(grades, recommendations, community service, etc.),
especially now that the boards are pass fail and some schools
do not have rankings?
• Certain medical schools have a minimum requirement for
undergraduate GPA for students applying to 6 year programs,
are there any other similar requirements or cut-offs that we
should be aware of?
• What are some basic requirements to be competitive in terms
of GPA, NBME scores, shadowing hours, extracurricular
activities/organizations, etc.?
• How is the NBME taken into consideration as part of the
application?
6 – yr Program
(Medical School)
• OMFS residents are considered advanced
standing students.
• For Medical School accreditation reasons they
must satisfy ALL of the 1st year entry
requirements (except MCAT).
6 – yr Program
(Medical School)
•
Must be a citizen of the US or Canada, or have a green card. There are no exceptions.
•
Must have an undergraduate academic record that is comparable to that of the
students in the class to which they hope to enter (the average science GPA for this
freshman class is approximately a 3.67).
– Look at the sciences in particular (grade A, B but no C’s)
•
Class ranking and trend.
•
NBDE Board scores >90 (from the standpoint of passing the USMLE Part I exam).
– Lower than 90 is a concern.
•
NBME CBSE Score >60
– Lower than 60 is a concern.
•
Look at letters of recommendation for evidence of personality traits that are
important in our selection process.
•
Unique factors – Externship, research, prior work experience etc.
4 – yr Program
(Medical School)
• Open to international graduates.
• Undergrad GPA
• Class ranking and trend.
• NBDE Board scores
• NBME CBSE Score
• Look at letters of recommendation for evidence of personality traits
that are important in our selection process.
• Unique factors – Externship, research, prior work experience etc.
Update on National Board of Medical
Examiners (NBME) Comprehensive Basic
Science Examination (CBSE) for OMS
Applicants
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NBME CBSE for OMS Applicants
Background
• January 1, 2012 National Board Dental Examiners (NBDE) Part I
and Part II candidate performance scored as pass/fail
• Due to change in reporting of NBDE scores, AAOMS developed a
relationship with NBME in order to provide OMS faculty with a
mechanism to enhance the evaluation of applicants
• A pilot study was conducted in the Fall 2010, to evaluate the
suitability of the content and scoring components of NBME’s
current basic science assessments
• The CBSE reflects the similar format and content coverage of
USMLE Step 1
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Content of CBSE
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Administration of 2012, 2013 & 2014 Examinations
• Registration and application process is handled completely through the
AAOMS
• In the event that an applicant requires any provisions to the standard
test accommodations, the AAOMS will assist in facilitating the special
request
• Once exam registration closes, AAOMS forwards a list of applicants
(eligibility roster), along with the appropriate fees to NBME. The
eligibility file allows NBME to enter all applicants into the system and
forward communications to the various testing centers
• 2012 & 2013 Exam Fee: $175
• 2014 Exam Fee: $185
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http://www.aaoms.org/members/resources/oms-faculty-andresidents/nbme-for-oms-applicants/
Administration of 2014 Examinations
Exam Date: February 15, 2014
• Registration Open: July 8, 2013
• Registration Closes: October 15, 2013
• Estimated Exam Score Reports Available: February
21, 2014
Exam Date: August 16, 2014
• Registration Open: January 6, 2014
• Registration Closes: April 11, 2014
• Estimated Exam Score Reports Available: August 22,
2014
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Administration of 2012 & 2013 Examinations
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September 2012
May 2013
September 2013
Examinees
295
171
368
Mean
53.9
59
54.4
Standard
Deviation
10.4
11.6
10.9
Low
34
28
21
High
95
92
93
Administration of September 2012 Examination
Summary Performance Profile
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Administration of May 2013 Examination
Summary Performance Profile
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Administration of September 2013 Examination
Summary Performance Profile
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Current USMLE Step 1 passing score = 192
Administration of 2012 & 2013
Examinations
Score Interpretation Guide
NBDE
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
>99
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CBSE
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
>72
USMLE Step 1
165
168
170
172
175
178
180
183
185
188
190
193
195
198
200
> 205
HOW CAN I PREPARE
• USMLE STEP 1 Prep materials
– Review the content reflected in the exam
descriptions
– First aid
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• Is there a benefit to applying to a large
number of programs vs. a small number of
programs and would this differ between 4 and
6 year programs?
• Is there any disadvantage to taking the NBME
more than once? Do programs know that you
did and do they see any previous scores other
than the one you choose to apply with?
• How much emphasis is placed on how many
externships you go on and where you do your
externships?
• What is the best way to make a good
impression during externships?
• What are good ways to learn about programs
that I might be interested in applying to or
going to for an externship?
• What is the interview process like? Are there
any clinical components?
• How important is research as an application
component?
• When deciding which programs to apply to,
are there any characteristics in particular that
we should consider, such as scope,
productivity, strength of other specialties at
the program (i.e. plastics, ENT), etc.?
• What types of training (e.g. fellowship
programs) are available after residency?
• What do the interviewers want to hear in
terms of why someone would choose a 6 year
program over a 4 year program or vice versa?
• Is there any difference of what someone is
able to do after completing a 6 yr. program vs
a 4 yr. program?
• When applying for post-residency training,
how are applicants assessed in terms of what
they did during their residency and potentially
how they performed in medical school?

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