For all you AZ students--would you say that this new curriculum makes coursework and studying in your first semester much more than other dental schools? Is it true that you cover in one semester what is normally covered the first two years?
We cover in the first semester what is covered in the first year at other schools, minimum. Some of those courses also are courses that some schools have in their second years.
It doesn't relate to more or less studying than at other schools. Just like at other schools, one can put in a fairly minimal amount of studying and pass. One could also spend 6-midnight every night in the library to earn those As.