are there any advantages to a "post bacc certificate" vs informal postbac


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Aug 25, 2015
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I saw a few post bacc programs that grant an "official certificate" by completing additional seminar courses that aren't pre-dental requirements. Just wondering if this actually gives an edge in someway.


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Jun 19, 2016
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Many will say that there is no difference.

In my opinion a post bacc program that offers a master's degree is the only way to go. In the event dental school doesn't work out, a post bacc means nothing, while a master's degree is still a master's degree and is more respected by possible employers.
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Mar 18, 2010
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With formal post-bac programs, the certificate is not the selling point. Rather, it is the guaranteed seats in the prerequisite classes (a huge advantage in places like CA) and the committee letter.
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