Soon after the completion of my House job in January 2012, I started studying for FCPS Part 1 June 2012 attempt… I studied according to CPSP syllabus, but couldn’t succeed. I went for 3 consecutive attempts with full time study but no success. Then I started job and left Part 1. After 1.5 years of job, I realized that life will be very difficult without specialization. My seniors also encouraged me.
So I started studying again for Nov 2014 attempt, with my job. But this time, I didn’t followed CPSP syllabus and studied other things too. Got aggregate of 65% in Nov 14 attempt. And at last, in Feb 2015 attempt, Allah blessed me with success. It was my 5th attempt. So for all those who haven’t passed part-1 yet, don’t lose hope. You can do it.
I just did Dentogist & Murad MCQs books + Jahangir’s Pool of MCQs. I heard that many MCQs are given from Chandkians & Rabia Ali, So must solve these books. Also most of the people study NBDE, but I didn’t. May be that’s why it took me several attempts to pass it.
Books I studied:-
Anatomy=Snell, Embryology=Langmans & Histology=Laiq Hussain
Physiology = BRS revive Series & Guyton (Mostly, i also studied NBDE & Kaplan)
Biochemistry= Faiq ahmad
Pathology= BRS Revive Series & Inam Danish
Pharmacology = BRS Revive Series & Wadood (Most People study NBDE)
Oral Anatomy= Orbans
Oral Pathology= Soames
Dental Materials= Terse/McCabe
BEST OF LUCK EVERY ONE. 🙂