Table 2

Perceived benefits and challenges of the Integrated National Board Dental Examination, by number and percentage of respondents to open-ended questions (N=36)

Benefit/ChallengeNumberPercentage
Benefits
 Integrated approach1850%
 None/nothing1130.6%
 One exam411.1%
 More applied38.3%
Challenges
 Need for curriculum changes1223.1%
 Lack of student preparedness/capability1121.2%
 Imbalance of exam (e.g., too clinical or too basic science)611.5%
 Resistance to change from faculty611.5%
 Inability to measure academic progression611.5%
 Too much relying on one exam611.5%
 Not enough information about exam59.6%