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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by yo21, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. yo21

    yo21 Junior Member
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    Has anybody body heard of the University of West Indies School of Dentistry. It is an English speaking dental school in Trinidad and Tobago.
    5 Years curriculum.
    Any thoughts about this??

    Thank you.

    Have a nice day!
     
  2. rals

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    hey, sorry to burst your bubble, but it's not accredited. that means if you go there, you'll have to take the boards, score really well on them, and apply to a post-graduate 2 year program at one of the fraction of US schools that offer them in order to have your education equated. it's hard to do, and it costs a good $100000 in fees. don't do it if you can help it cause you may not be able to come back. it's not like med school.
     
  3. Sprgrover

    Sprgrover Pulped out Moderator
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    Yup. And, to clarify what rals has said, you'll have to graduate from your program and deal with whatever crap you have to get through to get your diploma over there, come back to the US and take the NBDE part I and score high to be competitive, and as he stated, apply to the handful of schools that offer an advanced standing program, get in, and have to repeat the last two years of dental school and finish out the licensure process. It's not a wise way to sidestep the US dental school application system.
     
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  4. Drill2Fill

    Drill2Fill DentalStudentWannabe
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    Theres no easy way to get a D.D.S.
     
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  5. xdianaax

    xdianaax In memory of Riley Jane
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    I agree plain and simple, you honestly just need to work hard either way, and the way I see it is just work hard in the US and avoid a headache.
     
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  6. Drill2Fill

    Drill2Fill DentalStudentWannabe
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    Reminds me of a quote from demolition man.

    "Some mfers always tryin to ice skate uphill!"
     
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