D-schools that are P/F

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Parklife, Jul 12, 2012.

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  1. Parklife

    Parklife

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    I saw an older thread on SDN. I think it's high time we made some sort of consice list(I wonder if doc already has a nifty excel sheet ready to go)

    What schools are P/F? I think this is an important factor to consider when selecting D-schools for specializing, stress level, work/family life, etc.
     
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  3. chill45

    chill45 5+ Year Member

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    I agree I'd like a list as well, I'm sure you'd find out during the interview orientation but still nice to know...might be an eliminating factor when trying to narrow down a list of schools to apply to
     
  4. wo5678

    wo5678 2+ Year Member

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    I didn't know that some dental school are p/f. With the boards being p/f now and some dental school being p/f, How are we supposed to stand out to residency programs? Would they look as far back as our DAT scores now?
     
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  5. wo5678

    wo5678 2+ Year Member

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    I mean, the school life balance is good... I am just confused on how residency programs would select who they accept.
     
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  6. Parklife

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    Good question. I think it goes like this:

    Getting into a top school will make you stand out, and I'm guessing if you go to a lesser known school with lower scores then maybe they will not be p/f and if they are...you might have a harder time with residency.


    Either way, we need a list
     
  7. NDPitch

    NDPitch 7+ Year Member

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    Letters of recommendation, leadership, research, other extracurriculars, and the GRE. Yes, a lot of places are starting to require official GRE scores for residency programs.
     
  8. jeffity

    jeffity 7+ Year Member

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    How about these?


    H/P/F:
    Columbia
    UCLA

    P/F:
    UCSF
    Harvard
    UConn
    ECU
    Roseman


    Edit: moved UCSF
     
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  9. CedarZ4

    CedarZ4 7+ Year Member

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    :thumbup:

    Although, for those who don't plan on specializing, every school is essentially P/F. All you need to do is pass the boards. A/B/C makes no difference otherwise. Just stating the obvious, though :D

    Do keep in mind though, at some schools, a "Pass" is not just over 50%, or 60%(D) like for undergraduate programs. For example, Roseman requires 90% to be considered a pass. In that case, P/F might even be more difficult than graded. However, some schools follow a more traditional grading scale, like Columbia, where 65% = Pass. 90% is H I believe.
     
  10. Berkguy

    Berkguy 2+ Year Member

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    UCSF is just P/F.
     
  11. wo5678

    wo5678 2+ Year Member

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    WHAT???? GRE? NOOO!

    I would rather study for the boards then the GRE any day.
     
  12. wo5678

    wo5678 2+ Year Member

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    You have to take the boards anyway. The GRE is an extra exam we have to study for. This totally defeats the purpose of them making the boards p/f.
     
  13. NDPitch

    NDPitch 7+ Year Member

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    If you were running an ortho program, and all of the applicants had P's in their courses, and a P on the boards, how would you distinguish between them all? The GRE is becoming that method.

    But as you said, it's as a result of making the boards pass/fail, and a lot of schools moving to pass/fail. This is why I think traditional scores and grades are better.
     

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