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Has acceptance into a dental school changed your life?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by TO-boy, May 3, 2004.

  1. TO-boy

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    For me, it's a sense of relief that I'm going to be something in about 4 years. It took me so long to decide what to do with my life, I'm happy I chose something I'm going to enjoy doing and NOT cause my parents wanted me to pursue (i.e medicine :eek: )......

    My family says I seem happier, now that I know I'm going into dental school.. :D

    I know dental school is going to change our lives....but after acceptance have u changed????
     
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  2. akathisia

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    TOTALLY!!!
    Receiving my acceptance has allowed me to breathe a huge sigh of relief. Since that glorious day I have lived each and every day to it's fullest. Finally having the elusive professional school/graduate door open for me has allowed me to breath much easier, slow down and smell the roses (so to speak), but most of all RELAX!!! I've been struggling so hard for so long with absolutely no guarantee of what my future might hold, I've had little choice but to keep my head down and focused on the tasks at hand. Now, finally, I have the time to do the things I've had to postpone due to time and money restrictions. To be honest, my whole life has turned around since my acceptance. Life's been GREAT!!! I'm really enjoying my time right now because I know soon I'll be back to busting my bu**! :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Dentin068

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    Obviously, its a huge load of my shoulders. To know that you finally have a direction in life that will not let you down is a huge relief!

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    NYU College of Dentistry 2008
     
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  4. LetMeIn

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    Hellz Yeah! In ways words cannot describe :D
     
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  5. sxr71

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    Not really, anxiety to get in/choose (to) a school has transformed into anxiety to start school (or at least anxiety to embark on my vacation). I'm never satisfied.
     
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  6. PERFECT3435

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    oh god yes. everyone around me and myself notice a big change in my personality.

    i feel like Bob (in those commercials advertising pills for male enhancement....) who has a happy partner at home :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    It hasnt changed my life, but as dentin said, its a nice feeling to know that Ill have a career and that in 4 years, I'll be a yuppie :D

    And its also nice to know that Ill be financially secure during my life, meaning that now I can spoil myself with stuff like electronics, travelling, etc. Before, I couldnt rationalize myself to buy expensive toys not knowing if I was gonna be anything in the future
     
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  8. Woodsy

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    I am relieved that I didn't waste the last 4 years of my undergrad and that all my schemes and sacrifices have paid off. For those wondering, I have not made my decision just yet and I won't make it till the end of July/ Early August. The two schools are just too good to let go, both with good advantages and disadvantages. Going back to the topic, it does feel good and I have been able to sleep at night..Now I have other things to worry about heheeh.. Always the worry wart...It does allow me to relax about school and enjoy this summer. I'm just focusing on my training, partying, spending time with the gf, and enjoying good food.
     
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  9. The dresser MD

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    stay in canada...we don't want you here.
     
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  10. Woodsy

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    I hope you don't really mean that because you do realize that whether you like it or not, regardless of where I go to school, I will probably do my residency in the US. If in fact you aren't joking, it is really disappointing because it shows how narrow-minded and ignorant you are. You do not represent the views of the majority of American people I hope because your comments bring all Americans down. You are like the rotten apple in a basket of good ones. Now if I really cared what you had to say, I'd PURPOSELY go to the US just to spite you. But of course you're nothing but a member of this forum. An unknown, nothing more than just fragments of code. Like i'd really listen to you.

    You know what would be even more funny is that the school that accepts this unwanted Canadian actually rejects you, a person who is supposedly this patriotic American. How ironic would that be? Who doesn't want who? hehe....
     
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  11. LibertyB

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    Being that dentistry is my second career, my life has basically turned upside-down. We just signed a contract with a realtor to sell our home. My husband has begun the tiresome task of applying for a new job. We have to figure out how to downsize our three bedroom home into something that would fit in a studio apt.

    All of my friends are SOOOOO excited for me. Both our families are like "we'll see you at Christmas."

    We have so much ahead of us in the next three months... :eek:
     
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  12. aphistis

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    Don't go too overboard, avin! The best lifestyle advice I got for dental school went something like: If you live like a dentist when you're a student, you'll end up living like a student when you're a dentist. ;)
     
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  13. aileen

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    sxr71, i feel the exact same way you do.
     
  14. The dresser MD

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    As if I really want to freeze my ass off up north. Great logic dude :thumbup:

    And if you really didn't care about what I said, you would not have responded

    douchebag :laugh:
     
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    W/O a doubt....being able to move to the greatest city in the world and changing my pivot will a once in a life time thing..........MAZ
     
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    Cmon Bill...a nice digital camera and mp3 player didnt hurt anyone :cool:
     
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  17. Woodsy

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    With every message, Dresser MD shows how stupid he/she/it is. Go back in the closet, no one wants you to come out, like you did :laugh:
     
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    Coming out of the closet? :laugh: Typical Canadian backlash. Oh yeah, blame canada :thumbup:

    Douchebag
     
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  19. Sam Spade

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    Yes. Quite literally, there now lies 500 miles between me and my former life. And I don't necessarily mean that in a negative way. For instance, most of my friends in New York don't even know what a hush puppie is.
     
  20. Thaxil

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    I do not think is has change my life at this point. It has change my outlook on the future. Before, my future was uncertain and disappointing, and now it has all turned a round. When times are tough, the boss is being a D!ck and money is short, I always think of how these thing will be no long a problem when I am a dentist. My life will be changed once I become a practicing dentist and realize what I have been working so hard for. But, yes I do seem to have a bounce in my step now.
     
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  21. Mo007

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    can I get a "HELL" before the "Yeah"? :)

    I know it will change my life even though I am not starting a dental school this fall.

    Once you apply to D-schools and get into the whole process; getting interviews, taking your DAT's, etc... it's already changes taking place in your life.
     
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  22. Dool

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    Getting in dental school may change many people and hopefully for the better, however please remember to avoid getting your "head stuck up your ass". Remember why your becoming a dentist, ( no not the money!), those other lofty ideals.

    just my two cents

    PS : Please don't Pm me or give some long sad tale telling me how WRONG i am. q
     

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