I prepared for fcps 1 in full chill mode,
i started prep from january of 2014 during my house job..
i gave 3 to 4 hours during house job to study..
Took two breaks of 2 months, one and half month, during which i did not study.
Books which i followed.
ANATOMY = BD AND SNELL ( head and neck ) ,,,,,, LANGMAN
( embryo) general anatomy ( Gulam ahmad )
Histology ( Laiq hussain ) neuroanatomy ( Snell)
NBD FIRST AID ( UPPER LIMB , head and neck, histo,
general anatomy )
muscles, joints , nervous system, cartilages, bone imp
PHYSIOLOGY = BRS ,,, blood from guyton ,,
BIOCHEMISTRY = usmle 1sd aid
PATHOLOGY = BRS ( GENERAL + SPECAIL ( BLOOD . HEART,LIVER
ma sa jaundace , hepatitis , liver function test)
Microbiology ( usmle 1st aid)
PHARMACOLOGY = Lipponcott, local anesthesia from net,
DENTAL MATERIALS = Mcabe + Saheena ( kuch topics )
mcqs ( dentogist )
ORAL BIOLOGY AND TOOTH MORPHOLOGY = TENCATES
ORAL PATHOLOGY = CONTEMPORARY
mcqs ( DENTOGIST )
MCQS BOOKS = chandkians ( 2 times )
murad ( dental mcqs )
Rabia ali ( dental mcqs )
i did not study asim and sohaib ( but its also very gud)
BEFORE the start of prep , always choose those books , which u can revise at the end,, revision is must,,,,,,always give 1_ 2 hours atleast to facebook fcps mcqs pages,, they have key role in prep… past papers of dentistry should be done ,,,last 2 months have key role in prepration…
as far as mcqs books are concerned my thinking is that RABIA ALI, MURAD are those books which can be read during initial prep,,like after completion of 1 chap… ASIM AND SOHAIB, CHANDKIANS are those books ,which should b read after full initail prep……….
THE Choice of books depend upon , how much time u have…..
Beside study,,, praying to ALLAH is very imp… most of mcqs which came in my paper were those, which i read 1 day before exam… aur kuch mcqs ka thuka be thek ho gae,,, so whenever u find difficulty and stress during prep ,,, Always contact ur CREATOR through namaz,,, HE will help u
BEST OF LUCK