Study Readiness Training forInternationally Educated and Trained Dentists (IETDs)
Who are we? Where are we from? • Brazil • Pakistan • China • Peru • Colombia • Philippines • India • Russia • Iran • UK • Mexico • Ukraine • Bolivia • Venezuela
Why are we here? • Expectations about the training? • Assumptions about learning & teaching? • Professional & personal goals? • Current learning conditions?
Study Readiness Training Goal IETDs will be able to monitor their learning by using effective and efficient study skills when preparing for their professional accreditation exams: Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge Clinical Skills Clinical Judgement Written Exam OSCE Ethics & Jurisprudence Examination
AFK Exam• What’s the educational purpose of the exam?• What contents will you be tested on?• What type of exam of exam is it?• How many questions does it include?• How your score will be calculated?
AFK Exam• Who writes the exam questions?• What are the requirements to apply for it?• How much does it cost?• When and how often can you take it?• What content areas does it assess?
AFK Exam• What reference texts do I have to revise?• How can I succeed in taking the exam?• What are my strengths to prepare for it?• What personal barriers do I have to overcome to pass it successfully?• To what extent am I committed to achieve my professional accreditation?
AFK Exam• Standardized test created by the NDBE to measure dentist professional competencies (knowledge, skills & professional behaviour)• It measures what intends to measure,i.e. dentist professional competencies (Validity) consistently (Reliability)
Time Management Strategies• Use a personal planning system• Set mid and long term goals• Plan forward and backward• Prioritize your tasks• Break down tasks into smaller ones
Time Management Strategies• Defend your calendar• Study at the same time everyday• Have a 15-minute break every 90 minutes• Celebrate your achievements• Use your peak times wisely• Overcome procastination
Effective Reading• Preview the text and think about your reading purpose• Go over the text quickly to get a general idea• Outline the text• Reread again and create mind maps• Make annotations in the margins• Take notes of main ideas• Summarize the text in your own words
SQ3R Method of Study Reading• Survey: Read quickly to get the gist• Question: Write questions you would like to find answers for• Read: Read once without taking notes to find answers to your questions. Read again to make notes• Recall: Make outlines of what you remember• Review: Answer your questions from your notes and review them periodically