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Discussion in 'Dental' started by bigbutrealdreams, Dec 6, 2017 at 11:40 PM.

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  1. bigbutrealdreams

    bigbutrealdreams 2+ Year Member

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    I always thought that students needed to pay for specialty education after dental school....
    But today, I vaguely overheard someone say that some residencies pay YOU, if they are hospital-based... Could anyone clarify this for me?

    Would entire 5 years of OMFS training be free?

    Thanks!!!
     
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  3. wengerout

    wengerout SDN Bronze Donor Bronze Donor Classifieds Approved 2+ Year Member

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    4-year OMFS is free/paid, 6-year programs require two years of tuition.


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  4. bigbutrealdreams

    bigbutrealdreams 2+ Year Member

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    Wow:) what about other specialties?

    And why are some programs 4 and other 6 years for omfs?
     
  5. wengerout

    wengerout SDN Bronze Donor Bronze Donor Classifieds Approved 2+ Year Member

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    A lot of peds programs are paid. A small amount of programs in the other specialties are paid as well.
     
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  6. bigbutrealdreams

    bigbutrealdreams 2+ Year Member

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    Thanks for the info! Do you know why some are paid and others arent? Seems so odd to me.
     
  7. sbdento

    sbdento 7+ Year Member

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    The paid part of the 6 year omfs residency is for med school tuition. Not all 6 year omfs programs require you to pay tuition. Some pay you while you pay for tuition, some have really low tuition, etc. it varies considerably from program to program.
     
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  8. ncide

    ncide 2+ Year Member

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    VCU until recently was free tuition for perio and ortho. OMFS you get a stipend from the hospital around 50k a year
     
  9. 2TH MVR

    2TH MVR Orthodontist Dentist Silver Donor Classifieds Approved

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    Not just stipend, but you have to include hospital housing and parking benefits. Comes in handy in a place like NYC.
     
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  10. SmileItsLife

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    If the program is 6 years it is because it also requires you to get a MD which is why it takes two more years to train.
     
  11. Reality?

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    Can you expand on Hospital Housing please ?
     
  12. bigbutrealdreams

    bigbutrealdreams 2+ Year Member

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    But both of those programs (4 or 6 years) lead to the same OMFS degree and you can perform the same procedures? Why then would someone want to go for 6 years? Thanks for replies also =)
     
  13. bigbutrealdreams

    bigbutrealdreams 2+ Year Member

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    How come OMFS is paid while other specialties you pay? So odd haha! what a bizarre educational system!
     
  14. Munks

    Munks 7+ Year Member

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    Some hospitals subsidize housing for their residents - ie $700/mo studio incl utilities, option for parking (extra), etc.
     
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    Wow. Where can I get info regarding this? Stipend and housing? Nice. Some even match 401ks right?
     
  16. 2TH MVR

    2TH MVR Orthodontist Dentist Silver Donor Classifieds Approved

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    Yeah, it was interesting moving into the studio apt. But the parking was almost more important. Wifey had a job in Yonkers and having a safe place and easy availability for her to park the car was priceless. As for the studio ..... I actually used the closet area as a study area. Desk. Light. Books. Etc.
     
  17. caffeine jitters

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    The MD may make you more marketable if your intent is to work in academia, perhaps in the ER as well. I have also heard that MD OMFS are more marketable for certain procedures; i.e. cleft palate.

    Hopefully someone with more knowledge can chime in on this.
     
  18. bigbutrealdreams

    bigbutrealdreams 2+ Year Member

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    Thank you for this information. =)
     
  19. ncide

    ncide 2+ Year Member

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    The MD degree allows more opportunities in fellowship training, otherwise the MD degree is peripheral knowledge and does not add to the scope of practice of an OMFS doctor.
     
  20. SmileItsLife

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    Like everyone else has said already... it makes you more marketable for fellowships and in the academic setting, it is easier to get hospital privileges, and some people like to learn...
     

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