Choosing a dental school if interested in OMS residency

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  1. hermey_12

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    I am in the process of choosing a dental school starting in the fall of 2006. For those of you in OMS residencies or in the process of applying for one, do you feel that certain dental schools provide student a better opportunity to go on and specialize in OMS? What do you know about the following dental schools: Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota. Any information you could provide me would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Apply to Parkland Dental School. As a dental student, you could probably also network with the omfs residents/faculties. I hear that parkland is supposedly one of the best programs in the nation.
     
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    I heared the admissions really like the foreign trained dentists for oral surgery, since all they do in their is take out teeth.
     
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    I heared the admissions really like the foreign trained dentists for oral surgery, since all they do in their is take out teeth.
     
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    Colorado doesn't belong on that list of schools. The others are strong.
     
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    As far as I can tell from getting to the interview process, I think specializing in OMS is more dependent on the applicant and less dependent on the dental school. From what I've heard and seen, programs are looking more for grades, rank, board scores, externships, research, and leadership experience. I firmly believe board scores are almost entirely independent of a dental school (most schools should be teaching the basics, the rest is all in resources readily available if you ask around). The rest of the above requirements are usually pretty attainable regardless of your dental school. However, personally, I have seen a bunch of students from UPenn, Columbia, and UCSF on my interviews, which may say something about those schools encouraging specialty in OMS. But, again, I think if a student wants to specialize, he/she can make it happen independently. Hope this helps...
     
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    Go to a school with hot girls and you can get your biggest bang for it...... :smuggrin:
     
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    That's why Nova Southeastern University is your best bet.
     
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    I wish I had this advice four years ago :(
     
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    The rest of us wish you did, too... :D
     
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    I thought UF had hotties too?!?
     
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    Yeah, but have you seen Gator?
     
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    I have. Still having nightmares....
     
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    I would hug him and kiss him! Not only I think he's cute, but he has da magnetism!

    He's not "gay", cut he's gay as hell! (happiest guy ever)

    PS - this about UFGator, Btw, I met Fred from your class, he's a cool cat as well!
     
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    You guys dont think I am eye candy huh??? :confused: That is not what Toofache and OMFSCardsfan said to me during my externships... late night in the call room. Didn't I mean anything to you heartless bastards?! :mad:

    No UF is lacking on a few things.... one of them is the hot gals... the ones we have are married/engaged :mad:

    Yeah Fred is a cool Cat... I hope he gets his first choice whatever that is. We interviewed at different programs so I a pulling for him since he is not competing with me. :D

    How were interviews Yahe?
     
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    I don't remember saying anything...all I remember is you slipping something into my drink and then waking up in the call-room really sore....
     
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    :laugh: :laugh:
    i swear it was that uncomfortable misshaped mattrice that gave you the soreness... you must have slept wrong :smuggrin:
     

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