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Discussion in 'Dental Residents and Practicing Dentists' started by prosthodontics, 08.02.11.


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  1. y1981

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    Interviews are still going on at BU,I can see at least one person a day in the clinic with the program director

    GL
  2. young dentist

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    But BU deadline is November 1st! Do they start interviews before deadlines?

    And any idea about NYU and Harvard?
  3. y1981

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    Yep interviews are going on for at least couple of weeks if a remember ,lot of suits in the BU pros clinic every week ;)

    GL
  4. prosthodontics

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    What about Ohio State University?
    Does anybody has an interview there?:rolleyes:
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    I met a person at Tufts who was done with his interview at Harvard.... n its been quite some time. So, I guess they must be almost over with the process. And at NYU interviews are going on but its damn tough there, a friend studying there said that they have mostly decided on the whom to take....so lets see.

    Anybody knows when would Tufts send out acceptances!!!!
  6. YenHui

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    I got it ,too
    I'm on 10/17

    does any one have interview form U of Michigan? or Indiana?

    How about NYU? did someone have interview there?
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    NYU Interview was done on Sep 20, 23, 30, and Oct 7 and today.
    Three of six positions have already been decided so far.

    Good luck.
  8. prosthodontics

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    Good luck there.

    Did you hear back from Columbia?
  9. YenHui

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    Thanks,
    they say I'm in waiting list...:(
  10. young dentist

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    Hey. I'm so depressed. I am on the verge of giving up now. I haven't heard from any places I have applied to! I was told that I will be able to make it at least somewhere with my GPA and profile. I don't know how long I should wait and hope till I start thinking of some back up options!
  11. prosthodontics

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    I got a message from them today.

    Rejection from Tufts University.
    I am really depressed:(
  12. prosthodontics

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    Don't give up my friend.
    There is still a chance. We are on the same boat.
  13. GIATROSAS

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    Does anyone know when BU sends acceptances for the Prostho Program>>??:confused:
    Maybe at the end of December>????
  14. YenHui

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    OSU interview is just like what they said in the attached document
    two crown preps, RPD design , written test , talk with residents and individually meet with director..

    nice people there~

    What's NYU interview like? did someone go there?
  15. y1981

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    Interviews are still going on at BU,today there were 2-3 people.....

    GL everyone:thumbup:
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    Hello everyone...
    I got an IV from NOVA today, did anyone else get the same email???
  17. GatorDDS

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    i got the same email today from NOVA. Will be withdrawing my app though gl!
  18. young dentist

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    What is the written test like?
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    I hope so. Invested so much in this! I always knew I wanted to apply for this program and my GPA would count so worked very hard at school and took my National Boards during dental school. It is almost end of October and I haven't heard anything from anyone. I hope I haven't lost a year! :( Still keeping fingers crossed. Thanks!
  20. GIATROSAS

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    Yes!!But 2-3 people per day are a lot.How many interviews did the BU PROSTHO Program give? 20 or 30?
    As you are saying,they are a lot of interviews!!!
  21. young dentist

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    Finally! Got an invitation for interview from BU. Has anyone got one? Does anybody know what the interview is like??
  22. GIATROSAS

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    Congratulations!!When is your interview??Where are you come from??:laugh:
  23. y1981

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    Interviews are done couple of times a week sometimes just 1 person a day sometimes 2-3,

    Last week there was none so I wouldn`t say 20-30 already maybe that number is going to be the total # of interviews till the end ,

    GL
  24. bzdoc

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    I also got one IV from BU.....can anyne tell me whats the interview is like??? I will go at the end of NOV!!!!!

    Thank you for your help!!!!
  25. YenHui

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    Get a rejection from U Michigan....:(

    Has anyone been invited by them?
  26. GIATROSAS

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    GONGRATULATIONS!!!Where are you come from??From Middle East>?>:laugh:
  27. GIATROSAS

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    Do you know how is the interview process>?What do they ask?Is something difficult?How long does it take?one-two hours or a whole day?
  28. prosthodontics

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    Me too:(
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    Congratulations:D

    I am really happy for you. I told you don't give up.

    I hope you get acceptance there.

    Good luck.
  30. mike3kgt

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    60k tuition + 17k instruments = 77k year? Do most people have scholarships who attend BU?
  31. GIATROSAS

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    I do not think that people have scholarships.It is not easy.Maybe all of them are taking loans.
    But, the 17k for instruments are only for the first year of study.:rolleyes:
  32. prosthodontics

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    They said that they sent me that rejection by mistake.
    What the hell is going on?:eek:
  33. mike3kgt

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    Before adding about 200k education + ~40k living expenses in debt to your current debt load, make sure you understand the economics of prosthodontic education. It's a good return on investment regardless but look at pros/cons of going to a school with high expenses.

    J Am Dent Assoc. 2005 Aug;136(8):1154-62.
    Private practice and the economic rate of return for residency training as a prosthodontist.
    Nash KD, Pfeifer DL.

    Abstract
    BACKGROUND:

    The authors used survey data to estimate the economic rate of return from undertaking an investment in residency training to become a practicing prosthodontist.
    METHODS:

    The authors estimated earnings of practicing prosthodontists using results from a survey of 2500 U.S. prosthodontists. Survey data were used to assess the total costs of prosthodontic residency and earnings of practicing general practitioners. The authors applied statistical methods to estimate the internal rate of return (IRR) for prosthodontic residency training.
    RESULTS:

    The estimated IRR ranged from 8.23 percent for private practitioners with no financial assistance during residency training to 12.18 percent for full-time private practitioners with stipends and loans. Total costs of residency ranged from 271,835 dollars to 441,321 dollars, depending on the amount of forgone earnings, time in practice and how soon practice began after the residency.
    CONCLUSIONS:

    All of the estimates of IRR in this study were positive, indicating that prosthodontic residency is a financially attractive investment.
    PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS:

    The positive IRR for prosthodontic residency indicates that the demand for advanced education in prosthodontics will continue, and that the amount of time spent in practice increases the rate of return.
  34. young dentist

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    Thanks a lot! :) Hoping for the best. Do you know what the interview is like?
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    I have no idea.

    Good luck there.
  36. YenHui

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    I have no idea....:confused:
    however, I heard that they started to invite the applicants,
    but in a very limited amount

    hope we "really" still be considered...
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    Any other thoughts, likes, dislikes, or general program info from anyone who hit the interview trail this year??
  38. young dentist

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    Guys any idea about NYU? I heard they take a lot of residents. Any idea about class size? They still haven't filled all spots. Has anyone got a reject or call from them? Please post.
  39. YenHui

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    Today I went to meet the grad pros director (I wasnt invited)
    He told me they gonna close the enrollment.

    I'm not sure if it was true,
    he suggested me to enter the 1yr pros program but not ADA approved.

    FYI
  40. young dentist

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    Oh when did you apply? He told me they're still deciding. Let's see what happens. Keeping fingers crossed.
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    Anybody hear anything from Eastman Dental in Rochester NY?
  42. prosthodontics

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    Guys, anyone heard from Buffalo?
  43. young dentist

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    Who has got an acceptance or reject from NYU? Please reply soon!
  44. prosthodontics

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    Did you hear back from OSU?
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    Who has got an acceptance or reject from BU? Please reply soon! Does anyone know when will BU send official acceptances?
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    hey....
    I have an interview on the 28th, so I guess they are still conduction interviews!! Did you have an interview? Do you know how many students they accept? Can you tell how what it was like? What did they ask? was there a bench test? Thank you for your help!!! Good Luck for both of us:D
  47. GIATROSAS

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    It was very easy!Not something strange or difficult.General questions.Why Prostho,Why Bu?
    15-20 minutes.That"s all!
    Where are you come from?I come from India!
    Good luck both of us!!!
  48. young dentist

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    The BU interview was very relaxed. Does anyone know when they send out acceptances? Is the job prospect in United States good after masters, for international dental graduates? Is it worth it to take a huge loan?
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    I got into the Pros Graduate programs for UMDNJ and BU. I am really confused and dont know which to choose. I need to decide within the next 5 days and dont have a clear pros and cons list. Anyone who knows enough about these grad programs?
  50. mike3kgt

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    How is your english speaking, comprehension, and personal/business skills? Those are the main hang-ups for FTDs in prosthodontic practice.

    Many private practice prosthodontic patients tend to fit into a certain group. This patient population is usually fairly conservative, wealthy, and are older Caucasian people. This group will tend to favor spending $30k+ in an office they feel comfortable with with a doctor they feel comfortable with and feels they can communicate with well.

    This patient population will not mind if you are Indian, Arabic, Asian, or Latino... many actually will view this type of doctor very fondly... but they have to be exquisite at communicating at a very sophisticated level. Trust me, prosthodontic patients will test you.

    Now there are some exceptions to this. If you are Asian and practice in a very dense Asian community in a place like California or Latino and practice in a place like Miami, being more comfortable in your native language will be a huge success. I know many people in Miami who don't speak any English in their dental offices... ever.

    If you can learn how to communicate exceptionally well in residency, hone your skills, and move to an area that is tolerant of multi-national clinicians, I can assure you that you will do very well in a prosthodontic practice.

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