The last time I posted, I had just finished my spring semester and was gearing up to take boards. The National Board Dental Examination Part 1 (NBDE 1) tests everything a dental student learns during the didactic portion of their curriculum. Most dental schools offer the exam during or after the second year, but CU's curriculum is designed so that we take it after the first year. To study for the test, I spent four weeks intensely studying everything I've learned in the past year. It was a lonely, exhausting 4 weeks, but I took the exam on June 7th. After two long weeks of waiting, I finally heard back that my hard work paid off and I PASSED! I can't wait to put everything from last year behind me, and move on with my summer and the rest of my dental education!