germindian123

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Hey guys. Just wondering if people do this often? Like a gap-year before applying to a residency program. Like a year of a lot of continuing ed in stuff you like, research, practicing GD, university position, dental service work, etc.

Is this stuff discouraged or do they want applicants who come right out of school? Does a year of other stuff decrease or significantly hamper chances for applicants, or is it pretty similar to taking a gap year between undergrad and dental school?

Any help would be great in this arena!!

Thanks.
 

DrJeff

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Likely NOT going to be looked at favorably under most qualified candidates applications, and your likely looking at the interest on any student loans you might have starting to accrue, and you're missing out on a potential year of income earning practice on the backside of your residency
 
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germindian123

perioaroundtheworld
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Likely NOT going to be looked at favorably under most qualified candidates applications, and your likely looking at the interest on any student loans you might have starting to accrue, and you're missing out on a potential year of income earning practice on the backside of your residency
I am interested in perio. Also, I have no student loans. What about a year of hardcore perio research, practicing, or doing other cool stuff ?
 

periopocket

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Hey guys. Just wondering if people do this often? Like a gap-year before applying to a residency program. Like a year of a lot of continuing ed in stuff you like, research, practicing GD, university position, dental service work, etc.

Is this stuff discouraged or do they want applicants who come right out of school? Does a year of other stuff decrease or significantly hamper chances for applicants, or is it pretty similar to taking a gap year between undergrad and dental school?

Any help would be great in this arena!!

Thanks.
Getting a year of general dentistry experience will be helpful to your application and skills.
 
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