Experience of FCPS Part 1 May 2018 by Dr. Tasmia Iraj


Alhamdulillah I cleared it in my first attempt. It took me 3 months for the preparation. First two months were clearly given to the theory and in the last month, initial 15 days for the revision & remaining for solving the MCQs.

However, I used to solve a past paper from Jahanghir Khan every night, no matter i knew them or not but to get familiar with the MCQs.

The books that I studied (as recommended by one of my seniors) are:

  • Anatomy: Snell review and USMLE
  • Physiology: BRS
  • Biochemistry: USMLE and NBDE
  • Pharmacology: USMLE
  • Pathology: BRS
  • Microbiology: USMLE
  • Immunology and blood: USMLE
  • Dental materials: Zohaib khurshid, Jk pearls
  • Oral Pathology: Soames
  • Oral Anatomy: NBDE
  • Histology: NBDE
  • Neuroanatomy: High yield
  • Embryology: High yield – first 5 chapters

MCQs’ Books:

  • Rabia Ali (used to solve it after covering every topic)
  • Dentogist (Basics) Vijay pratab
  • Asim and Shoaib (Dentistry and medicine)
  • MCQs Book by Dr. Jahangir khan
  • Salahuddin Kamal

Don’t forget to check the errata, it’s available on the page. Best of luck everyone! Don’t get demotivated and keep trying. May Allah SWT help you all. Ameen.


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