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1. Name of Your Dental School
-> Creighton University School of Dentistry

2. Your Year (Are you taking NBDE Part 1/2 or the INBDE?)
-> D3

3. What is your examination schedule like? Block Schedule (midterms and finals week) or several every week?
-> About 2-3 exams a week on average

4. What is the hardest class? Why?
-> Pathology because a lot of memorizations

5. What is the easiest class? Why?
-> History of Dentistry because you don’t need to do any assignments and no exams

6. Are class notes based primarily on textbooks? Or based on lecture powerpoints made up by professors?
-> Based on lecture powerpoints

7. Are traditional (paper) textbooks used or are they electronic? If electronic, do you prefer traditional textbooks?
-> We’ve electronic textbooks in our class drive

8. What is the grading system? Pass/Fail/Honors? Letter Grades? Percentages?
-> Letter Grades. Most classes are 93 or above to get an A

9. Are your classmates generally gunners and try to sabotage each other? If not, is the culture one where everybody tries to help everybody out?
-> Everybody tries to help everybody out

10. Is there a notetaking service for lecture available?
-> Lectures are recorded, but no note-taking service

11. Is class attendance mandatory?
-> yes

12. In general, are teachers approachable for questions? Or are they for the most part very busy and unreachable (research, etc...)?
-> Most of them are very nice and approachable

13. What is the drop out rate?
-> 2 students had to repeat a year, but no one dropped out in my class

14. Are there any resources to help students who are struggling, academically or otherwise?
-> Free tutoring service

15. What is the % first time board pass rate? What is the average score (if available)?
-> 3-10% varies very years

16. When do you take the NDBE Part 1? ** changing with the integrated boards **
-> Plan to take INDBE during the Fall of D4 year

17. Does the school offer classes/review sessions to prepare for Part 1?
-> Not sure

18. Do you get a block of time off before boards to study? If so, how long? If not, do you have to study simultaneously with classes?
-> Not sure, but I don’t think we’ve a block of time off to study. Many students plan to study during summer break

19. How and where do most students study for classes?
-> A few students study at the school, but most study at home (I believe)

20. Are patients readily available to fulfill clinical requirements or do you have to do a lot of work to get them in? Do you find/schedule them on your own?
-> Depends on your patient family. My patients in my family need a lot clinic works done, so my schedule is fully filled and booked out for a month. We’ve plenty of patients at our school, so most students don’t have problems fulfilling clinical requirements. We’ve to schedule patients on our own

21. What are the clinical requirements to graduate? (number of crowns, fillings, etc...) Is it reasonably attainable or pretty difficult? Or is it competency based?
-> 16 units of crowns/FDP, 82 fillings, 8 arches of removable, 12 root canals, 20 points of IPT (very easy to fulfill), 20 points of SPT. Based on my experience, perio and removable are easier to get

22. What is the best and the worst thing about clinic at your school?
-> Best thing is that the school is willing to listen to students’ opinions, and willing to make changes. Worst thing is too many clinic protocols

23. What types of opportunities do students have to explore different specialties?
-> Extern? Reach out to the faculty in different specialties to explore more options

24. What are rotations like? Do you have community outreach programs?
-> During D3 year, we go to middle schools to provide sealants and fluoride varnish. During D4 year, students have rotations at other cities

25. What is the dress code at your school? Scrubs? For what years?
-> Scrubs

26. Is there much camaraderie between students in the same class? Do students generally associate with each other outside of school?
-> Students form social groups within class just like high schools. We’ve class/school events 1-2 times a month

27. What student organizations are most active?
-> ASDA?

28. What are your opinions on the location of the dental school? Is finding housing an issue? Is safety an issue?
-> Not a too big or too small city. There aren’t many things you can do in Omaha (I grew up in a very large city). Housing isn’t difficult to find. Safety isn’t too much an issue

29. What is one thing you would change about your school?
-> No mandatory classes

30. Any last words or advice?
I’m satisfied with the clinical education here at Creighton. We don’t have any grad specialties to steal difficult cases. I’m confident with my clinical skills. Never regretted choosing this school

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1. Name of Your Dental School

->Touro College of Dental Medicine

2. Your Year (if you're not comfortable answering that, have you taken Part I of the NBDE?)
->D1, we will be taking the INDBE

3. What is your examination schedule like? Block Schedule (midterms and finals week) or several every week?
->Most classes have between 3 and 5 exams or practicals, so each course has an exam every few weeks.

4. What is the hardest class? Why?
->That depends entirely on how you learn. My worst was Histology, but many people would say that biochemistry or physiology were worse. Some had issues with our operative course, because we went at a fairly fast pace.

5. What is the easiest class? Why?
->Introduction to Oral Radiology, it's just very straightforward and approachable. The material is supposed to come up again in our second year for another radiology course.

6. Are class notes based primarily on textbooks? Or based on lecture powerpoints made up by professors?
->Lecture powerpoints using figures from the textbooks

7. Are traditional (paper) textbooks used or are they electronic? If electronic, do you prefer traditional textbooks?
->Either are acceptable.

8. What is the grading system? Pass/Fail/Honors? Letter Grades? Percentages?
->Letter Grades

9. Are your classmates generally gunners and try to sabotage each other? If not, is the culture one where everybody tries to help everybody out?
->There's definitely no sabotaging in our class. Some are absolutely trying to be top of the class, but even they are very helpful to each other. We set up a discord for our class to share useful resources.

10. Is there a notetaking service for lecture available?
->Not currently.

11. Is class attendance mandatory?
->Basically all of our classes are mandatory. Some do this by having daily quizzes.

12. In general, are teachers approachable for questions? Or are they for the most part very busy and unreachable (research, etc...)?
->They are generally very available for questions, although some are more available by email.

13. What is the drop out rate?
->I'm not aware of anybody who has dropped out. We have had a few people repeat a year though.

14. Are there any resources to help students who are struggling, academically or otherwise?
->There are plenty of resources for academic struggles, and I believe we have a mental health person we can see.

15. What is the % first time board pass rate? What is the average score (if available)?
->I do not know

16. When do you take the NDBE Part 1? ** changing with the integrated boards **
->End of D3 INDBE

17. Does the school offer classes/review sessions to prepare for Part 1?
->It does, but it is unclear how that will work for the Integrated boards in D3.

18. Do you get a block of time off before boards to study? If so, how long? If not, do you have to study simultaneously with classes?
->Previous years have, but that is currently unclear for the future.

19. How and where do most students study for classes?
->We have two libraries available to us, which most students use. One is open 24/7

20. Are patients readily available to fulfill clinical requirements or do you have to do a lot of work to get them in? Do you find/schedule them on your own?
->Having talked to upperclassmen about this, they don't seem to have too much trouble finding patients, although finding them specifically for the boards is apparently always a difficulty.

21. What are the clinical requirements to graduate? (number of crowns, fillings, etc...) Is it reasonably attainable or pretty difficult? Or is it competency based?
->I do not know.

22. What is the best and the worst thing about clinic at your school?
->I do not know

23. What types of opportunities do students have to explore different specialties?
->I'm not sure. We have professors from each specialty here, but no specialty program, so I know our students get to experience a lot of variety of cases.

24. What are rotations like? Do you have community outreach programs?
->I do not know

25. What is the dress code at your school? Scrubs? For what years?
->Scrubs are required (and provided) for working in the Sim lab and clinic. On days where you only have lecture, there is not a dress code.

26. Is there much camaraderie between students in the same class? Do students generally associate with each other outside of school?
->Other than the people with outside responsibilities or long-commuters, many students hang out with each other.

27. What student organizations are most active?
->A lot of them are still getting off the ground now that we have all four classes in the school.

28. What are your opinions on the location of the dental school? Is finding housing an issue? Is safety an issue?
->The location is pretty nice. Housing is very available, but much more expensive than I'd like. That's mostly just an adjustment to being in New York though from the south.

29. What is one thing you would change about your school?
->There's a bit of disorganization at times, and communication could occasionally be better.

30. Any last words or advice?
-> Overall, I really like it here. If you are not Jewish, there may be an adjustment to the different schedule, but there are very solid benefits there. For instance, we get out at noon every friday. We also get off for Jewish holidays, which is nice.
hello! ik this is a pretty old post, but can u update lol did you enjoy the rest of ur time at touro and did u feel like you were prepared when you graduated
 
Harlem Hospital Center Department of Dentistry has openings for 5 General Practice Residency (GPR) positions to start July 1, 2024.

The Harlem Hospital GPR program is an accredited 1 year GPR Program in Harlem, New York. We practice full scope dentistry, encompass all subspecialties and offer our residents the opportunity to serve patients in an exciting, fast-paced, and highly diverse environment. The program has a history of residents matching at different subspecialties including OMFS, pediatric dentistry and endodontics its own non-categorical interns. Harlem Hospital also has a pediatric and an oral surgery residency. We participate in the Match. We are looking for hard-working, self-motivated individuals to join our team this upcoming 2024-2025 year.


The Department of Dentistry at Harlem Hospital Center will offer 5 GPR positions starting July 1st 2024



Primary responsibilities will include the following:

1. Full scope dentistry including Endo, Prosth, OS, and Perio in a very busy outpatient setting

2. Participation in the call schedule with OMFS

3. Anesthesia and Emergency room rotations



Educational opportunities provided by the internship program will include:

1) Weekly didactic lectures covering the full scope of dentistry and management of patients

2) Participation in weekly Grand Rounds

3) Oral pathology lecture series



Residents will receive the salary and benefits at the PGY 1 level in New York State.

If interested in applying for the position, please email the program director Dr. James R. King ([email protected]) with your CV or PASS application.
 
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1. Name of Your Dental School
-> Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2. Your Year (Are you taking NBDE Part 1/2 or the INBDE?)
-> d4 for 3 more weeks

3. What is your examination schedule like? Block Schedule (midterms and finals week) or several every week?
-> different for each class, mainly sporadically a few in a week

4. What is the hardest class? Why?
-> oral pathology; tougher for me to grasp and remember names

5. What is the easiest class? Why?
-> fixed prosthodontics, fun to learn and faculty want you to do well

6. Are class notes based primarily on textbooks? Or based on lecture powerpoints made up by professors?
-> lecture PowerPoints

7. Are traditional (paper) textbooks used or are they electronic? If electronic, do you prefer traditional textbooks?
-> electronic; I prefer traditional, but our exams are almost exclusively based on lectures and PowerPoints

8. What is the grading system? Pass/Fail/Honors? Letter Grades? Percentages?
-> letter grade for normal theory courses, pass fail for clinical and practical courses

9. Are your classmates generally gunners and try to sabotage each other? If not, is the culture one where everybody tries to help everybody out?
-> I never noticed anyone trying to sabotage each other, there’s a lot of smart people trying their best and to rank well for residency but bringing you down wont bring their grade up(*I was not worried about rank or competing so possibly the reason I didn’t see any issues)

10. Is there a notetaking service for lecture available?
-> not sure, the lectures are recorded and PowerPoints are given to you

11. Is class attendance mandatory?
-> depends on the class. I would say about 50% of class’s were mandatory

12. In general, are teachers approachable for questions? Or are they for the most part very busy and unreachable (research, etc...)?
-> they are approachable, there’s a few that you’ll learn are busy in the clinics and always running around the building, but everyone will respond to an email quick

13. What is the drop out rate?
-> no idea, I think we lost maybe 10 people out of 210, but don’t trust me on that

14. Are there any resources to help students who are struggling, academically or otherwise?
-> Also not sure, I know in the clinic a struggling student is supposed to be helped by their practice coordinator, but whether that actually happens depends on how open you are with your pc and how closely that pc is watching your progress

15. What is the % first time board pass rate? What is the average score (if available)?
-> We we’re not given this info, but I don’t know anyone in my class that did not pass the first time (but who would openly tell us they didn’t pass)

16. When do you take the NDBE Part 1? ** changing with the integrated boards **
-> I took it during the middle of first semester of 4th year. Classmates took it whenever they felt was a good time for them and it ranged evenly from start of 3rd year to end of 4th year

17. Does the school offer classes/review sessions to prepare for Part 1?
-> I don’t believe so. They taught us the material in classes so it would not be necessary for a review or separate class

18. Do you get a block of time off before boards to study? If so, how long? If not, do you have to study simultaneously with classes?
-> they give you a couple weeks off, but since you take it whenever you would like, I doubt very many people actually used that time. The time off was more “if you’d like you can not come into clinic these two weeks and there won’t be scheduled classes”

19. How and where do most students study for classes?
-> going over the PowerPoints. Some come into school/library and study together in rooms and some of us just stayed home and went over the material

20. Are patients readily available to fulfill clinical requirements or do you have to do a lot of work to get them in? Do you find/schedule them on your own?
-> patients are readily available but you can only get 1-2 new patients a month, and if you work really hard you won’t have a problem finishing on time, otherwise it can be luck whether your patients have what you need.
You do have to schedule everyone on your own, I’m not sure if other schools do it this way, but it’s the worst part of clinic

21. What are the clinical requirements to graduate? (number of crowns, fillings, etc...) Is it reasonably attainable or pretty difficult? Or is it competency based?
-> 10 crowns, 1 implant restoration/planning, 2+1comp rpd, 2+1comp CD, 1+1comp post and core, 40 fillings, 2 bleaching, 2 occlusal guard, 5 preventative (fluoride), 8 prophy, 6 gingivitis case complete, 12 quad Scrp, 4 perio case complete, 8 pedo exam/prophy/fluoride, 2 pedo operative, 2 pedo sealant, 1 infant exam, 3 Endo canals (toughest requirement for some of us to find, we send a lot to Pg, a lot of luck),
+ a lot of competency procedures on random stuff

22. What is the best and the worst thing about clinic at your school?
-> worst: scheduling- exams are booked out far, prosth chairs are booked out even farther, if your not grabbing extra chairs (which I didn’t because it’s not fair to other people) for procedure for prosth and the patient cancels, it can destroy your timeline,
Best: the facutly are awesome and will help you with what you need. You can let them know it’s your first time doing something and they’ll help you through it, they’ll also know when you can handle a procedure and will trust you to handle it. They are happy to discuss different ways of doing something and let you try new things

23. What types of opportunities do students have to explore different specialties?
-> all of them, if your interested in anything, go to that floor and assist a resident. You also don’t have a choice, you have to go assist the residents to graduate

24. What are rotations like? Do you have community outreach programs?
-> rotations are always fun, you’ll have a pediatric rotation at a school, rotation doing exams at a shelter, 5 week rotation at a fqhc around the country

25. What is the dress code at your school? Scrubs? For what years?
- > scrubs, each class is given a color and they wear it for all 4years.

26. Is there much camaraderie between students in the same class? Do students generally associate with each other outside of school?
->

27. What student organizations are most active?
-> not sure I never was involved

28. What are your opinions on the location of the dental school? Is finding housing an issue? Is safety an issue?
-> location is great it’s right in the city. Housing is no problem to find at all, but extremely expensive. I think Boston is one of the safest cities I’ve been in

29. What is one thing you would change about your school?
-> clinical requirements/ faculty helping distribute patients when requirements are needed towards graduation
 
I have an important question: Can anyone provide info on any schools that does or does not require you to finish the master's program that you are in if you get accepted?
If you were enrolled in the program when you applied and were offered an acceptance, almost certainly that acceptance is contingent on you finishing your current course of study.

If you’re talking about quitting the program before you apply, that’s just bad optics all around. It will put you at a disadvantage virtually everywhere. How are you going to convince adcoms that you’re not going to drop out of dental school when things get challenging?

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For people who were doing a master’s program while applying, which schools accepted you under the requirement that you finish your master’s degree? Which ones don’t care once you get an acceptance?
I’ll say it again and make it bold and underlined this time…

If you were enrolled in the program when you applied and were offered an acceptance, almost certainly that acceptance is contingent on you finishing your current course of study.

So…expect to finish your program. Schools are well within their rights to revoke your acceptance if you don’t.

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I’ll say it again and make it bold and underlined this time…

If you were enrolled in the program when you applied and were offered an acceptance, almost certainly that acceptance is contingent on you finishing your current course of study.

So…expect to finish your program. Schools are well within their rights to revoke your acceptance if you don’t.

Big Hoss

I’ll say it again and make it bold and underlined this time…

If you were enrolled in the program when you applied and were offered an acceptance, almost certainly that acceptance is contingent on you finishing your current course of study.

So…expect to finish your program. Schools are well within their rights to revoke your acceptance if you don’t.

Big Hoss
Bruh literally get a life why do you spend all day responding to people’s posts. Clearly you don’t understand anything about athletics and doing a masters for eligibility, so for future reference when I ask questions, they aren’t directed towards you, thanks !!
 
Bruh literally get a life why do you spend all day responding to people’s posts.
Bruh, why do you keep asking the same question when multiple people have given you the same answer as I did?
Clearly you don’t understand anything about athletics and doing a masters for eligibility
Clearly you don’t understand dental school admissions.

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Bruh literally get a life why do you spend all day responding to people’s posts. Clearly you don’t understand anything about athletics and doing a masters for eligibility, so for future reference when I ask questions, they aren’t directed towards you, thanks !!
His answers were all true. You will get your acceptance rescinded if you drop your masters after getting an acceptance.
 
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Bruh, why do you keep asking the same question when multiple people have given you the same answer as I did?

Clearly you don’t understand dental school admissions.

Big Hoss
Interesting cause I just spoke to 3 different schools on the phone that said if you get accepted they don’t require you to finish it
 
3 out of 3 that i’ve called so far
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