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2006 OMFS Hopefuls

Discussion in 'Dental Residents and Practicing Dentists' started by Yah-E, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. Yah-E

    Yah-E Toof Sniper
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    I thought I compile a list of us who had applied this application cycle:

    Yah-E
    GatorDMD
    ZMC DMD
    Battlesign
    Inyomouf
    Waiting
    UNLV OMS WANABE
    USCtrojan
    Bitecys
    OMFS hopeful
    Shariq
    Dentist4life
    PBL2006
    Ihateteeth
    OMFS2012
    SL697
    TiggerJSA
    WestCoast
    Seablaster
    Toothdr
    TrojanDrySocket
    PTL

    Man, that's a lot of us from SDN! Did I forget or miss anyone? May MATCH be nice to us all! :thumbup:
     
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  3. GatorDMD

    GatorDMD Suck ChocoSaltyBalls
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    Battlesign
    Inyomouf
    Waiting
    UNLV OMS WANABE
    USCtrojan
    Bitecys
    OMFS hopeful
    Shariq
    Dentist4life
    PBL2006
    Ihateteeth
    OMFS2012
    SL697
    TiggerJSA
    WestCoast
    Seablaster
    Toothdr
    TrojanDrySocket
    PTL
    Jstars11
    Chemicalpeel
    Tristan
    Poor_Ugly_Happy
     
  4. waiting

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    FYI: If I don't match, I will deny ever having applied this year :p
     
  5. GatorDMD

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    I have already started playing this card.... "Who me? Apply to OMFS? No, I was just missing fall semester to visit family all over the country... I had a bunch of skymiles left over." :D
     
  6. Yah-E

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    If I don't match, then I would blame everything on TX OMS, OMSRES, esclavo, OMFSCardsFan, Jediwendell, toofache32, Bifid Uvula, and north2southOMFS for their poor poor guidance and their constant would then be lies about how to get in! :laugh:

    If I do match, then all over them will receive a piece of Bazooka gum (not the ABC kind) from me for their constant entertainment! :idea:
     
  7. esclavo

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    If ever we have led you astray, the "freakin' witcha" value has been high. But my advise to any of you, if you don't get in, is to come here as an intern and "laugh and play with Esclavo". He is nice, sincere, very nurturing, and an absolute role model. Then together we could work the first year from above and below until he cried. If he quit, maybe you could have his hot seat. What better opportunity/environment could you ask for? Be looking for our advertisement on the AAOMS website.
     
  8. toofache32

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    You should add OMFSRES to that list....based on his current performance he'll be looking for another spot somewhere.
     
  9. TiggerJSA

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    Officially 1 month away boys and gals, ladies and gents, my competition... sleep with 1 eye open... MWAHAHAHAHAH :smuggrin: :smuggrin:
     
  10. GatorDMD

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    :scared: ;)
     
  11. ZMC DMD

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    I'm just reviving Yah-E's countdown here... 28 days!!
    :confused: :idea: :scared:
     
  12. TiggerJSA

    TiggerJSA Examing the colon stinks
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    :barf:
     
  13. TiggerJSA

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    So I just came home tonight and realized that today was the 13th, and that I am officially unable to change the list I certified :eek: :eek: . Thank God :cool: :cool: ! Now, I can stare at my wall in the dark for the next 16 days until I receive my sentence :scared: :scared: :scared:
     
  14. Yah-E

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    Yah-E - LSU New Orleans (6-year)
    GatorDMD - Oregon Health Science University (6-year)
    ZMC DMD
    Battlesign - Mayo (6-year)
    Inyomouf
    Waiting - UNC Chapel Hill (6-year)
    UNLV OMS WANABE - Houston (6-year)
    USCtrojan - Montefiore (4-year)
    Bitecys
    OMFS hopeful - University of Michigan (6-year)
    Shariq
    Dentist4life
    PBL2006
    Ihateteeth
    OMFS2012 - Alabama (6-year)
    SL697
    TiggerJSA - Alabama (6-year)
    WestCoast
    Seablaster - SUNY Buffalo (6-year)
    Toothdr
    TrojanDrySocket - University of Rochester (4-year)
    PTL - University of Kentucky (6-year)
    Jstars11
    Chemicalpeel
    Tristan
    Poor_Ugly_Happy - LSU Shreveport (6-year)
    El Guapo78 - Parkland Memorial (6-year)
    Tiramisu - San Antonio (6-year)
    Sharktoof - UCSF (50-year)
    usc2006 - University of Washington (4-year)
    gdsdds - Harlem/Columbia (4-year)
    karlmone - Montefiore (4-year)

    Did I forget anyone?
     
  15. toofache32

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    OMFSRES - U. of South Dakota Dental Assisting School (6 months)
     
  16. bitecys

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    Yah-E - LSU New Orleans (6-year)
    GatorDMD - Oregon Health Science University (6-year)
    ZMC DMD
    Battlesign - Mayo (6-year)
    Inyomouf
    Waiting - UNC Chapel Hill (6-year)
    UNLV OMS WANABE - Houston (6-year)
    USCtrojan - Montefiore (4-year)
    Bitecys - Iowa (4-year)
    OMFS hopeful - University of Michigan (6-year)
    Shariq
    Dentist4life
    PBL2006
    Ihateteeth
    OMFS2012 - Alabama (6-year)
    SL697
    TiggerJSA - Alabama (6-year)
    WestCoast
    Seablaster - SUNY Buffalo (6-year)
    Toothdr
    TrojanDrySocket - University of Rochester (4-year)
    PTL - University of Kentucky (6-year)
    Jstars11
    Chemicalpeel
    Tristan
    Poor_Ugly_Happy - LSU Shreveport (6-year)
    El Guapo78 - Parkland Memorial (6-year)
    Tiramisu - San Antonio (6-year)
    Sharktoof - UCSF (50-year)
    usc2006 - University of Washington (4-year)
    gdsdds - Harlem/Columbia (4-year)
    karlmone - Montefiore (4-year)

    Did I forget anyone?
     
  17. omfsres

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    Hey, I'm the first DDS, CDA oral surgeon dual degree ever. Bask in my radiance.
    PS Can I borrow your pajamas?
     
  18. TiggerJSA

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    Yah-E - LSU New Orleans (6-year)
    GatorDMD - Oregon Health Science University (6-year)
    ZMC DMD
    Battlesign - Mayo (6-year)
    Inyomouf
    Waiting - UNC Chapel Hill (6-year)
    UNLV OMS WANABE - Houston (6-year)
    USCtrojan - Montefiore (4-year)
    Bitecys - Iowa (4-year)
    OMFS hopeful - University of Michigan (6-year)
    Shariq
    Dentist4life
    PBL2006
    Ihateteeth
    OMFS2012 - Alabama (6-year)
    SL697
    TiggerJSA - Alabama (6-year)
    WestCoast
    Seablaster - SUNY Buffalo (6-year)
    Toothdr
    TrojanDrySocket - University of Rochester (4-year)
    PTL - University of Kentucky (6-year)
    Jstars11 - LSU Shreveport (6-year)
    Chemicalpeel - Loma Linda (4-year)
    Tristan - Florida Gainsville (6-year)
    Poor_Ugly_Happy - LSU Shreveport (6-year)
    El Guapo78 - Parkland Memorial (6-year)
    Tiramisu - San Antonio (6-year)
    Sharktoof - UCSF (50-year)
    usc2006 - University of Washington (4-year)
    gdsdds - Harlem/Columbia (4-year)
    karlmone - Montefiore (4-year)
     
  19. GatorDMD

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    Yah-E - LSU New Orleans (6-year)
    GatorDMD - Oregon Health Science University (6-year)
    ZMC DMD ?
    Battlesign - Mayo (6-year)
    Inyomouf - :(
    Waiting - UNC Chapel Hill (6-year)
    UNLV OMS WANABE - Houston (6-year)
    USCtrojan - Montefiore (4-year)
    Bitecys
    OMFS hopeful - University of Michigan (6-year)
    Shariq
    Dentist4life
    PBL2006
    Ihateteeth
    OMFS2012 - Alabama (6-year)
    SL697
    TiggerJSA - Alabama (6-year)
    WestCoast
    Seablaster - SUNY Buffalo (6-year)
    Toothdr
    TrojanDrySocket - University of Rochester (4-year)
    PTL - University of Kentucky (6-year)
    Jstars11 - LSU Shreveport 6 year
    Chemicalpeel - Loma Linda 4 year
    Tristan - UFlorida Gainesville 6 year
    Poor_Ugly_Happy - LSU Shreveport (6-year)
    El Guapo78 - Parkland Memorial (6-year)
    Tiramisu - San Antonio (6-year)
    Sharktoof - UCSF (50-year)
    usc2006 - University of Washington (4-year)
    gdsdds - Harlem/Columbia (4-year)
    karlmone - Montefiore (4-year)
     
  20. ZMC DMD

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  21. StarGirl

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    how come sharktoof is on the 50 year plan at ucsf?
     
  22. Doggie

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    For those of you who matched into the 6 year programs........... :eek:


    Med School SUCKS!!!!! Good luck trying to find the drive to study! :smuggrin:
     
  23. WestCoast

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    What do you mean? I love med school!!! But seriously, i have no motivation to study, i think thats the worst part. :eek:
     
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    Fortunately, you don't need the drive that much after dental school.
     
  25. omfs44

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    medschool does suck. Just took USMLE step 2 today....freaking hard a hell. Hopefully i pass or else i really don't know how to find the motivation to study again. (not that i studied much this time around)
     
  26. OMFS2012

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    6-year:
    Poor_Ugly_Happy - LSU Shreveport (6-year)
    Jstars11 - LSU Shreveport (6-year)
    OMFS2012 - Alabama (6-year)
    TiggerJSA - Alabama (6-year)
    Yah-E - LSU New Orleans (6-year)
    OMFS hopeful - University of Michigan (6-year)
    Seablaster - SUNY Buffalo (6-year)
    GatorDMD - Oregon Health Science University (6-year)
    Battlesign - Mayo (6-year)
    Waiting - UNC Chapel Hill (6-year)
    UNLV OMS WANABE - Houston (6-year)
    Tristan - UFlorida Gainesville (6-year)
    El Guapo78 - Parkland Memorial (6-year)
    Tiramisu - San Antonio (6-year)
    PTL - University of Kentucky (6-year)
    Sharktoof - UCSF (50-year)

    4-year:
    ZMC DMD - Temple U (4-year)
    Bitecys - Iowa (4-year)
    TrojanDrySocket - University of Rochester (4-year)
    Chemicalpeel - Loma Linda (4-year)
    usc2006 - University of Washington (4-year)
    gdsdds - Harlem/Columbia (4-year)
    USCtrojan - Montefiore (4-year)
    karlmone - Montefiore (4-year)

    Don't know:
    Inyomouf
    Shariq
    Dentist4life
    PBL2006
    Ihateteeth
    SL697
    Toothdr
     
  27. WestCoast

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    why am i on this list? i matched last year.
     
  28. Yah-E

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    2006 OMFS Matchees

    6-year:
    Poor_Ugly_Happy - LSU Shreveport (6-year)
    Jstars11 - LSU Shreveport (6-year)
    OMFS2012 - Alabama (6-year)
    TiggerJSA - Alabama (6-year)
    Yah-E - LSU New Orleans (6-year)
    OMFS hopeful - University of Michigan (6-year)
    Seablaster - SUNY Buffalo (6-year)
    GatorDMD - Oregon Health Science University (6-year)
    Battlesign - Mayo (6-year)
    Waiting - UNC Chapel Hill (6-year)
    UNLV OMS WANABE - Houston (6-year)
    Tristan - UFlorida Gainesville (6-year)
    Gatorette - UFlorida Gainesville (6-year)
    El Guapo78 - Parkland Memorial (6-year)
    Tiramisu - San Antonio (6-year)
    PTL - University of Kentucky (6-year)
    Sharktoof - UCSF (6-year)


    4-year:
    ZMC DMD - Temple U (4-year)
    Bitecys - Iowa (4-year)
    TrojanDrySocket - University of Rochester (4-year)
    Chemicalpeel - Loma Linda (4-year)
    usc2006 - University of Washington (4-year)
    gdsdds - Harlem/Columbia (4-year)
    USCtrojan - Montefiore (4-year)
    karlmone - Montefiore (4-year)
     
  29. GatorDMD

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    ANyways, anyone else getting swamped with all the paperwork, VA forms, contracts, insurance stuff for next year?
     
  30. Yah-E

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    Tristan, I thought was another dude, since it's a dude's name! Besides, we were all using SDN Username, who told you to throw their real names out there, huh fool? Also, I didn't know "Tristen" was Gatorette until this weekend anyways.

    Man, I just finished all my paperwork and sent them back last week. Hopefully everything is set.
     
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    No sweat man. :thumbup:
     
  32. Gatorette

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    You guys are so funny. Now my id is out. Thanks a lot!
     
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    LOL. :laugh:
     
  34. GatorDMD

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    Sorry. :(

    We deserve punishment... ;)
     
  35. eyeforstars

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    Guys iam a junior year OMFS hopefull, if you all can give me some advice to fulfill my dream.
    some "do's" and "dont's"
    would be appreciated.
    Thanks
     
  36. esclavo

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    If you are at Minnesota go schedule a personal meeting with Dr. Swift through his secretary. Get his input on your CV and potential. He helped me alot and gave me invaluable advice. It wasn't all pain free but it was extremely accurate.
     
  37. aphistis

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    Class of 2008 = DS3?

    Are you planning on repeating a year between now and graduation? ;)
     
  38. Yah-E

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    Eyeforstars:

    First of all, if you're in Class of 2008, then you're a D2, period! You won't be a D3 until you finish this semester in couple of months.

    Secondly, if you're interested in OMFS, then like Esclavo said, go up to the 7th floor of Moos Towers and shadow and make yourself known. Meeting with Dr. Swift may be a bit intimidating for a D2, but he's a great guy under that stern face.

    Want some DOs & DON'Ts for a D2 who's interested in OMFS?

    Here's my list:

    DOs:
    1) get at least a 90 on NBDE Part 1 this summer
    2) shadow OMFS department and meet residents and faculty members
    3) start looking into OMFS externships for the upcoming summer (everyone that I know who did an externship between their 2nd & 3rd year of dental school have gotten in somewhere in their first try along with many other factors)
    4) continue to get "A"s in all your final exams for this semester or highest you can get
    5) read SDN threads about OMFS (there are a lot of them)

    DON'Ts:
    1) slack on your studies for NBDE Part 1
    2) go to Sally's every Thursday night
    3) go and talk with Dr. Swift right now if your numbers (class ranking) are low, you won't like what you hear...wait to introduce yourself when you have respectable numbers
    4) shy away from externships this upcoming summer

    That's all I can think up right now for a D2, more will be added by others I'm sure. Good luck.
     
  39. Doggie

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    I started externing in the summer between DS2 and DS3. I didnt know much about oral surgery (funny.......I still dont) and I didnt know what I was supposed to do at the externship, so I guess in hindsight, it did hurt my chance at that program.

    Just make sure you know about the field when you apply to externships. Also, dont kiss @ss and dont be a tool.
     
  40. Yah-E

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    It must be you then, because I didn't know squat about OMFS (and I also still don't) during my 1st externship either, but the residents took me in and taught me a whole lot. Now, those same residents who taught me during my first externship will be my Chiefs! My felt that my first externship definitely helped me in my application process.

    Bottom line, look what you did and what I did? We both did an externship between our 2nd & 3rd year, both got in first try. Just saying including you now, everyone I know or heard of doing an externship between their 2nd and 3rd year have gotten in. Just an interesting fact, that all.
     
  41. Doggie

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    I think the main difference was that you went to a place where the residents encourage you to do things. I went to a place where they encouraged me to observe even simple extractions because they didnt have many things even for the residents. Also, when I was there, I just wanted to kill myself because the program just wasnt what I had expected. Residents were @sses, attending were so full of themselves, etc. Of course, it could have all been me. :smuggrin:
     
  42. Doggie

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    Can you explain more about PASS? I'm still not sure what it is for.
     
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    Thanks doggie, but what do u mean when you say dont be a tool, does that mean during externships they try using you, how? :(
     
  44. rahmed

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    You are right about PASS for foreign trained dentists but I think what Doggie is asking about is Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS).

    "This service is available to all individuals applying to postdoctoral dental education programs participating in the application service. PASS simplifies the application process by providing on standardized format, relieving applicants of the need to complete multiple applications. Dental programs benefit by receiving uniform information on all applicants."

    I hope it helps,

    rahmed
     
  45. eyeforstars

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    This is Dental Residency, OMFS hopefulls thread and iam sure everyone here knows what postdoc. App. service is, correct me if iam wrong
    Thanks for your concern though rahmed.
     
  46. Yah-E

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    Rahmed, Doggie is already an OMFS resident which means he has gone through ADEA's PASS!

    Eyesforstar's PASS program is a completely different thing that Doggie was asking about.

    Now Eyeforstars, if you don't have at least a "green card", then you may run into a lot of road blocks in OMFS application as most of them requires at least a "Green Card" for consideration. OMFS applications tend to cause more headaches for Foreign Dentists that wants to be OMFSs in the U.S.

    I say go talk to Dr. Swift after you've finished your first semester in 3rd year there at Minnesota. I now see what you're saying, you will be apart of Class of 2008 and GOING TO BE a D3! We thought you're already a dental student.

    Yes, I did do an externship with Univ. of MN for 3 weeks. But back when I did it, there was an externship program. I guess now, the OMFS program at Minnesota eliminated their externship program.

    Just so you know, even if there was an externship program available at Minnesota today, by you spending time there, it's not an externship! I tell dental students this all the time, if you hang out at your own school's OMFS program, it's not an "externship", it's simply volunteering. An official externship is when you rotate off site to another campus or program other than your own.

    If I counted the amount of time that I hung around my own school's OMFS and counted them as externships, then I've would had over 8 or 9 months total worth of externships! I don't care if you took call, attend grand rounds, scrubed in OR cases, or danced naked at your own school's OMFS, that is not an externship!

    Externship = apply and rotate off site!
     
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    No argument there.
     
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    Kinda coincidental how after you were done with the externship, they eliminated it completely. :smuggrin:
     
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    Your first externship period could be during your winter break 2006 - 2007. You can squeeze in a 2-week or a 3-week externship during Christmas/Winter break. You may have to sacrafice your vacation time with your family and friends and spend the holidays taking calls and pull teeth.

    Your second opportunity is during your Spring Break 2007, squeeze in another 2-week here.

    Your last and third opportunity is during your summer between your 3rd and 4th year where you can do another 3-week somewhere.

    You can apply for one this summer because you're not officially a dental student yet until August when you start.
     
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    Thanks Yah-E
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    Thanks Yah-E....My apologies to eyesforstar and Doggie.......I didn't read the earlier posts.

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