How to prepare for BDS final year practical exams
Get the most crucial tips for your exam preparation by the MUHS topper
By NOORA PATHAN
Intern, YMT Dental College, Navi Mumbai
Noora Pathan has been the final year topper and consistent MUHS rank holder. Besides dentistry, she likes to snuggle in with her novels or devour falafels with hummus.
So, it’s the MUHS season going on.
Everyone’s in the run, what to study, what to skip, what can save you in this exam fever!
As you all have successfully attempted the theory exam, it’s now time to focus on the practical part of the subject.
Dear final years,
♦ It’s very important that you all have sufficient patients approved for your exam day.
♦ Try and see if you can have one patient with multiple findings.
Like for say, patient with calculus and stains, with caries, can be your patient for community dentistry first and then followed by periodontics.
Likewise, your pedo patient can be your fluoride case or pit and fissure sealant patient of community exam.
This will reduce the load of keeping track of multiple patients.
♦ Our eight subjects are divided into clinical and non-clinical subjects from exam point of view.
Ortho falls into the category of non-clinical for the UG level.
Which doesn’t require you to have a patient on your exam day.
Let’s take a look at the preparation tips subject-wise.
OMDR: To Start with OMDR, you need to know every bit about your case history, especially significance READ MORE
PERIODONTICS: Next comes Perio.
The Chunk of calculus is out and READ MORE
ORAL SURGERY: Then comes oral surgery
When it comes to OS we are all worried about that one thing…
Whether block has acted or not! READ MORE
PROSTHODONTICS: The next subject that I’d like to highlight on is prostho.
Prostho is all on luck READ MORE
ENDODONTICS: Talking about ENDO
It’s a little tricky in exam. Lots of things READ MORE
COMMUNITY DENTISTRY: In Community dentistry, You’re supposed to have two different patients as a long case and a short case READ MORE
PEDODONTICS: Pedo is all about getting all comfy with the little kid and writing down his story!
Please ensure that the accompanying person is either READ MORE
ORTHODONTICS: Moving on to the non-clinical exam – ORTHO
TWIST …. TURN…but somehow ADAPT ! READ MORE
For subjects that have spots in exam…
♦ We know you have few precious minutes of your life to write down whatever you know about the given spot, but always try to be specific and frame your answer in points and use key words.
♦ Never sit and elaborate in spottings, as it is not required and consumes time.
♦ Identification should carry marks, so be as appropriate as possible in your identification.
KEEP YOUR RECORD BOOKS UPDATED, BE PRESENT ON TIME, CARRY ALL NECESSARY VALUABLES AND REMAIN CONFIDENT.
WE WISH YOU GOOD LUCK!