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Im currently a second year PhD student in environmental chemistry. Unfortunately my idealistic and wrong perception of a professor's job duties has quickly changed as I have realized they work way too much. My brother is a 3rd year dental student and loves it. Im now realistically considering a track change. Anyone have experience with this? Any idea about how a dental school would view an applicant that changed tracks from a Phd to a DDS?

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Im currently a second year PhD student in environmental chemistry. Unfortunately my idealistic and wrong perception of a professor's job duties has quickly changed as I have realized they work way too much. My brother is a 3rd year dental student and loves it. Im now realistically considering a track change. Anyone have experience with this? Any idea about how a dental school would view an applicant that changed tracks from a Phd to a DDS?

Thank you for your help.

Can you apply for your master's degree or does the school only grant PhD for your enviromental chemistry degree? I know a fellow who will be completing his PhD and applying this year. However, just because they work "too" much and dentists done, per se, you should base that on your decision.
 

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I had same experience as urs. I was in phD program in physical chemistry. After one year, I figured out working with computer was not my dream career, so I decided to drop off from that program and received my master. I did hesitate and being sad in the beginning, because I was always good at chemistry. However, I think I made a good choice, because I enjoy volunteering at hospital, and I had a great time in anatomy class. Just spend time to stink what u really want to do for the rest of ur life! Good luck on everything!:love:
 
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