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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by trent, Mar 27, 2004.

  1. trent

    trent Junior Member
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    Just curious, is an engineering background helpful for dental school? Any other engineers out there? My undergrad degree was mechanical engineering.
     
  2. 3rdMolarRoller

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    Will it get you in, yes. Will it be helpful in dental school...probably not.

    Here is my observation in D-school. The students that have a Bio related degree's study less and make better grades. They were exposed to this material before so its easier to pick up. I have a friend with a business degree and he studies a lot. He makes good grades, but man he really studies.

    I have a Biology degree and already took bio-chem, anatomy, physiology, histology...etc so it comes easier to me and I have much more free time.

    A good thing for you is that engineering is not an easy degree and adcoms know this...so that will be helpful

    Best of luck to you
     
  3. GTchick

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    I think an engineering degree is useful. Dental materials made a lot more sense to me than some of my friends because I already knew all the terminology from materials science classes. Plus engineers (at least at my undergrad) had to put in a lot more time than other majors and so you won't find it strange to be in the preclinic after hours or on a weekend.

    Sometimes I wish that I had taken classes like anatomy beforehand though. It is a different way of thinking than I was used to.
     
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