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University of Minnesota (UMN) [International]
Pros:
  • Improving curriculum to adapt to the new board exam
  • Opportunities for specialization afterwards
  • Great community services, especially their outreach requirement for graduation
  • Has a well-known reputation
Cons:
  • A bit worried about the clinical experience at UMN as I have not heard much about it

Midwestern-AZ [International]
Pros:
  • Great clinical exposure and high tech
  • 12-month full of sunshine type of weather
Cons:
  • Limited opportunity for specialization

Summary:
I’m a Canadian applicant and I’m not sure about specializing in the future yet (currently have my mind on becoming a GP). Cost is about the same for me as I am an international applicant, and I am grateful that it is not a problem in my personal case.
I know Midwestern-AZ is super strong with their clinical experience, has all the tech, newer facility, great weather (for someone coming from Canada lol); but Minnesota has the reputation, is improving its didactic curriculum, has great community service opportunities, and it opens more opportunities for specializing afterwards.
I do not know if I will be staying in the states after school or going back to Canada. However, if there is a possibility, I would like to stay in the states to practice for the first couple of years.
 
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Mineesota. Only those choose MW that don't get in any other school. Who does say MW is clinically strong? MW itself. I went to 10 interviews this cycle including MW. Nothing there is better than any other dental school. Plus you are from Canada isnt weather up there similar to Minnesota :D .
 
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Isn’t Minnesota close to 100K every year after the first year? Cheaper school is always good to consider but If there is not a big difference in cost, I would go to Minnesota as it has a better reputation and possibility to specialize and tons of other opportunities
 

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Isn’t Minnesota close to 100K every year after the first year? Cheaper school is always good to consider but If there is not a big difference in cost, I would go to Minnesota as it has a better reputation and possibility to specialize and tons of other opportunities
90k first year but then jumps to 130k the next 3
 
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