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Detroit Mercy or Case?

Discussion in 'Dental' started by xml2008, May 12, 2008.

  1. xml2008

    xml2008 2+ Year Member

    Mar 24, 2008
    Toronto, ON
    Just received an offer from Case, besides UDM. Any input about which one to choose would be greatly appreciated!
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  3. JamieMac

    JamieMac Elite Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 7, 2005
    Royal Oak
    I would say this really depends on you. Weigh the pros and cons of each school, and determine what suits you the best. Not sure it helps, but the following comes to mind when comparing the two: The cities are actually comparable...Detroit isn't as bad as everyone likes to think. I think Case uses PBL and has a pass fail system...Mercy uses a traditional learning model and I believe they rank their students. Mercy has a sweet new facility (not sure about Case). I think the cost of attending is also comparable. I know Mercy provides amazing clinical exposure, but it seems like Case would too.

    Good luck and congratulations on your acceptances.
  4. tamkhan

    tamkhan Kala Budha 7+ Year Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    If you can handle PBL, go to case. You also get your own chair!

    If not, UDM is top notch in it's own right. With the new building (which I hear is sweeet), you'll enjoy your time there.

    Both schools provide quality clinical education.
  5. La Dentista

    La Dentista 2+ Year Member

    Apr 6, 2008
  6. reapply2007

    reapply2007 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 23, 2006
    UDM. Hands down fantastic!
  7. dds10


    Sep 21, 2009
    Is it harder to specialize from UDM? Do most students go there to become general dentists? From what I have heard, its good to have some research experience before applying for specialites, does UDM offer reserach opportunities?
  8. bassplayer400

    bassplayer400 2+ Year Member

    Dec 23, 2007
    Well UDM does have research opportunities for students. They have had a couple meetings for students that are interested in research and they are in the process of finishing some research labs. I think they are trying to get more students involved this semester. Good luck trying to find time to do research because you are super busy. Maybe there is more time in your 3rd or 4th year.

    I had the same choice between Case and UDM. Both are good schools but UDM won my choice. They do have a newer facility than case. I guess what made me choose UDM was the students and faculty. During my interview they faculty and students took the time to really show me what the school was like instead of a quick tour like I got at Case. It felt like the faculty really cared about the students and the students cared about each other. One final note, Detroit in not bad. There are a lot of cool places in and near the city. There is plenty of stuff to do with the very limited free time you have.

    Good luck with the choice!
  9. dds10


    Sep 21, 2009
    Thanks, does anyone else have anything to say about these schools?
  10. UDM is terrible, awful! You are bound to hate it. I can't speak for any other dental school. But if i had it to do over again, i would NEVER go to UDMSD!

    You may not like your other choice but i can guarantee that you will hate UDMSD. You are better off taking your chance elsewhere! And don't think you are above it! I had the warning signs in front of me before i attended the school. I thought i was better than better than that and above that to get sucked in to a bad situation. I still went there and i regretted it!

    Bottom line, UDMSD is a second-rate dental school and you will be better off going elsewhere! You will get no better education at UDMSD than you will anywhere else and the learning environment and experience is terribly awful!

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