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Hi everyone,

I'm currently on my first quarter of dental school. I have been contemplating switching to medicine even before starting dental school for quite some time now but been hesitant on taking action as I currently am in a pretty respectable school. There are many personal reasons as to why I have been contemplating about this and I figured I can still do so before getting any further into dental school. This has been stressing me out so much and affecting my mental health so I figured I would shoot my shot here to see if anyone has any advise or has gone through a similar path.

PS. I have also done my research on OMFS but it appears that the program itself is one of the most competitive specialties to get into. I wouldn't want to risk staying in dental school to not even qualify for this program down the road.

I have descent stats and I would pretty much just have to take the MCAT and up my medical-related clinical hours.

Thanks in advance.
 
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JibsGuy52

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Can’t offer advice but I wanted to say good luck to you. I was in a similar situation (Hence my name, JibsGuy), took DAT first volunteered in a dental clinic and realized I hated it. Took the MCAT and applied to medical school. I wish you all the best and I hope you accomplish it.
 
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HKSZYU

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This may be a useful thread for you. A respondent successfully switched from dental school to med school.
 
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Could look into Dental Anesthesiology as well? It's a newish speciality I think but depending on what you're interested in this could be an easier path than switching careers entirely?
 
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I’m coming from the future to tell you do it. If you have hesitations from dentistry, quit now before it becomes too late. I graduated from a foreign country in 2018, and I was supposed to continue 2 years here to get the license, but I couldn’t cope with dentistry anymore. My hand skills aren’t good, and I have noticed that since day 1, but I wasn’t honest with myself. If you have the same feelings, then quit now.
N.B: I know many people that are doing well after graduation. I’m just sharing my situation.
 
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I’m coming from the future to tell you do it. If you have hesitations from dentistry, quit now before it becomes too late. I graduated from a foreign country in 2018, and I was supposed to continue 2 years here to get the license, but I couldn’t cope with dentistry anymore. My hand skills aren’t good, and I have noticed that since day 1, but I wasn’t honest with myself. If you have the same feelings, then quit now.
N.B: I know many people that are doing well after graduation. I’m just sharing my situation.
Well it’s also not that easy to hop into medicine either. I would have to take a gap year, study for MCAT, and risk nit getting into medical school and On top of that trying to get into speciality because I don’t want to be a PC
 

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