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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by vixen, Mar 20, 2002.

  1. vixen

    vixen I like members
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    Oct 17, 2000
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    I know some of you who dont like this and I was wondering why. I know a few schools integrate the med and dental students for the basic sciences. I was wondering why some people have a problem with this. I also heard that some schools that do this offer more support (tutor etc) for the med students and not the dental students. Weird.
  2. Regina330

    Regina330 Senior Member
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    Nov 28, 2000
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    I heard that BU mixes one class with dents and meds. I think it is biochem. Anyway, I heard it is pretty tense b/c the meds and dents keep to themselves, mostly b/c the meds don't like the fact that the dents are graded on a curve.
  3. Yah-E

    Yah-E Toof Sniper
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    Dec 12, 2001
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    I like the idea and that is exactly why I decided also on Nova. At Nova, dents and meds are taking all the basic science courses together! I like the interdisciplinary approach for the following reasons:

    1) Dents will get to inter-mingle with meds (hitting on med girls, more options, right?) <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />

    2) More topics and clinical emphases will be exposed to us ,dents, because we have the med. students with us. For instance, we as dents probably will have to learn more about EKGs in-depth because that topic is mandatory to be taught to medical students in a Physiology course. I strongly believe that a dental education with a medical class in it will require dental students to learn more details in a course than a dental education without a medical class with it.

    3) Due to the reason above, we, dents, will be better prepped for the boards.

    4) It will be cool to see our class average higher than the meds <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> You have to be competitive, right? Especially with meds!

    Usually if dents and meds take the basic science courses together, the basic science curriculum is pretty solid and thorough. I know at Nova we will take all the basic science courses together with meds!

    Just my opinion! :cool:

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