Any Marquette Dental Students here? Questions about school!

Aug 9, 2016
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Pre-Dental
Is there anyone who can answer these questions about marquette?
Please answer the questions in the following format. Feel free to expand on your response and skip anything you don't want to answer.

1. Name of Your Dental School

2. Your Year (if you're not comfortable answering that, have you taken Part I of the NBDE?)

3. What is your examination schedule like? Block Schedule (midterms and finals week) or several every week?

4. What is the hardest class? Why?

5. What is the easiest class? Why?

6. Are class notes based primarily on textbooks? or based on lecture powerpoints made up by professors?

7. Are traditional (paper) textbooks used or are they electronic? If electronic, do you prefer traditional textbooks?

8. What is the grading system? Pass/Fail/Honors? Letter Grades? Percentages?

9. Are your classmates generally gunners and try to sabatoge each other? If not, is the culture one where everybody tries to help everybody out?

10. Is there a notetaking service for lecture available?

11. Is class attendance mandatory?

12. In general, are teachers approachable for questions? Or are they for the most part very busy and unreachable (research, etc...)?

13. What is the drop out rate?

14. Are there any resources to help students who are struggling?

15. What is the % first time board pass rate? What is the average score (if available)?

16. When do you take the NDBE Part 1?

17. Does the school offer classes/review sessions to prepare for Part 1?

18. Do you get a block of time off before boards to study? If so, how long? If not, do you have to study simultaneously with classes?

19. Do most people study in the University Library? Or does the place clear out right after school and everybody studies on their own?

20. Are patients readily available to fulfill clinical requirements or do you have to do a lot of work to get them in?

21. Is it a hassle to get a chair once you get patients in? In your opinion, does your school have enough chairs?

22. What are the clinical requirements to graduate? (number of crowns, fillings, etc...) Is it reasonably attainable or pretty difficult?

23. What types of opportunities do students have to explore different specialties?

24. Is there sufficent preparation for practice management? What career placement opportunites does your school offer?

25. What is the dress code at your school? Scrubs? For what years?

26. Is there much camaraderie between students in the same class? Do students generally associate with each other outside of school?

27. What student organizations are most active?

28. What are your opinions on the location of the dental school? Is finding housing an issue? Is safety an issue?

29. What do you not like about your dental school?

30. Any last words or advice?
 

flyingmonkey18

2+ Year Member
Jul 5, 2015
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Status
Pre-Dental
Is there anyone who can answer these questions about marquette?
Please answer the questions in the following format. Feel free to expand on your response and skip anything you don't want to answer.

1. Name of Your Dental School
Marquette
2. Your Year (if you're not comfortable answering that, have you taken Part I of the NBDE?)
D1, will take in the summer
3. What is your examination schedule like? Block Schedule (midterms and finals week) or several every week?
Several every week or so
4. What is the hardest class? Why?
Depends on what your strengths are.
5. What is the easiest class? Why?
Dental Anatomy is the most relaxing, if you have a hard time waxing it could be difficult, but you get ample help
6. Are class notes based primarily on textbooks? or based on lecture powerpoints made up by professors?
Lecture based
7. Are traditional (paper) textbooks used or are they electronic? If electronic, do you prefer traditional textbooks?
Don't use
8. What is the grading system? Pass/Fail/Honors? Letter Grades? Percentages?
Letter grades. A (92-100), AB (90-91) B(84-89) BC(82-83) C(77-81) CD (75-76) <75 is Fail. This is for dental based classes, some basic science classes have different scales depending on the class
9. Are your classmates generally gunners and try to sabatoge each other? If not, is the culture one where everybody tries to help everybody out?
Generally everyone works together. There are always a few gunners but nobody sabotages anyone... This isn't Michigan
10. Is there a notetaking service for lecture available?
Lecture capture... lot of students share notes
11. Is class attendance mandatory?
Yes..
12. In general, are teachers approachable for questions? Or are they for the most part very busy and unreachable (research, etc...)?
Very approachable
13. What is the drop out rate?
Low
14. Are there any resources to help students who are struggling?
Yes, student services has several tutors that are willing to help
15. What is the % first time board pass rate? What is the average score (if available)?
First time pass rate is like 97%... average score is a PASS
16. When do you take the NDBE Part 1?
Summer after D1 spring
17. Does the school offer classes/review sessions to prepare for Part 1?
Yes
18. Do you get a block of time off before boards to study? If so, how long? If not, do you have to study simultaneously with classes?
3 weeks after spring semester you take mock boards. 2 of those weeks are during summer break so you may have to study while taking a couple summer classes
19. Do most people study in the University Library? Or does the place clear out right after school and everybody studies on their own?
Library, school, apartment.. whatever works for you
20. Are patients readily available to fulfill clinical requirements or do you have to do a lot of work to get them in?
Sure seems like they are readily available... don't worry about it
21. Is it a hassle to get a chair once you get patients in? In your opinion, does your school have enough chairs?
Not a hassle to get a chair, it would seem
22. What are the clinical requirements to graduate? (number of crowns, fillings, etc...) Is it reasonably attainable or pretty difficult?
Whatever it is it is reasonable
23. What types of opportunities do students have to explore different specialties?
Lot of opportunity to explore different specialties on site. If you want to specialize and get good grades you will be able to
24. Is there sufficent preparation for practice management? What career placement opportunites does your school offer?
Can't speak on this, I believe in D4 year you take a class on practice management
25. What is the dress code at your school? Scrubs? For what years?
Scrubs all 4 years
26. Is there much camaraderie between students in the same class? Do students generally associate with each other outside of school?
Yes, students all get along
27. What student organizations are most active?
ASDA, SNDA, DSD, PsiO
28. What are your opinions on the location of the dental school? Is finding housing an issue? Is safety an issue?
Housing is easy to find. Some people might find Milwaukee unsafe.
29. What do you not like about your dental school?
Building hours. School closes at 9 during the week and 5 on the weekends.
30. Any last words or advice?
Relax