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How did you decide on where to GO?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by beredsox2, Dec 13, 2005.

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What was the main factor that helped you decide on which Dschool to attend next fall?

  1. This is where I have always wanted to go

    9.0%
  2. Financial reasons

    19.8%
  3. Location

    29.7%
  4. School reputation

    6.3%
  5. Only school that accepted me

    5.4%
  6. Amazing facilities

    7.2%
  7. Amazing faculty

    3.6%
  8. Will receive great clinical experience

    18.9%
  1. beredsox2

    beredsox2 The Anti Anti-Dentite
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    I personally had taken all of these factors into consideration before I even started applying, however, growing up in Boston, I have always wanted to go to BU dental. It was my top choice, and therefore an easy decision. But not everyone had a clear cut top choice before they started applying, so I'm interested in knowing what others are basing their decisions on.
     
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  3. PDizzle

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    You forgot to put, "Flip a Coin" as an option. :laugh:
     
  4. beredsox2

    beredsox2 The Anti Anti-Dentite
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    Interesting results thus far. I guess another factor I forgot to put up there is family reasons - like spouse's job or kids' school, but that could be grouped together with location.
     
  5. Jeppedo

    Jeppedo Senior Member
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    It's all about location, location, location.
     
  6. beredsox2

    beredsox2 The Anti Anti-Dentite
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  7. natroncb

    natroncb KellyMD
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    you should have put a category about research interests.
     
  8. beredsox2

    beredsox2 The Anti Anti-Dentite
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    True. I wasn't thinking. :sleep:
     
  9. sinned

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    Three things, location, great clinical and awesome facilities...
     
  10. Sk8aBull

    Sk8aBull Should be Studying...
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    My reasons were that:
    This is where I have always wanted to go
    Location
    Amazing facilities
    Amazing faculty
    Will receive great clinical experience


    But, of course, I could only select one.
     
  11. asd

    asd Senior Member
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    BUFFALO!!!

    My reasons were:
    1. Amazing facilities
    2. Great research and reputation
    3. Cost

    This is going to be a long and fun 4 years :eek:
     
  12. beredsox2

    beredsox2 The Anti Anti-Dentite
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    And the winner is.......LOCATION. :cool:
     
  13. sunnymeliss

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    If you're really stuck, flip a coin - heads for school A and tails for school B. If your initial reaction was slight dissapointment, say for school A, then you know that school B is probably your secret preference.
     
  14. beredsox2

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  15. beredsox2

    beredsox2 The Anti Anti-Dentite
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    For me - location, student - faculty relationships, clinical experience, and just the general "this is where I'm supposed to be" feeling.
     
  17. Heavyd22

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    Well, I guess this is good for me, but I chose ULSD for every reason except the only school that accepted me. The one I ultimately went with was I'll receive great clinical experience.

    This is where I have always wanted to go
    Financial reasons
    Location
    School reputation
    Amazing facilities (soon to be much better)
    Amazing faculty
    Will receive great clinical experience
     
  18. beredsox2

    beredsox2 The Anti Anti-Dentite
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    Good participation on this poll. Want to keep it around as second rd acceptances will be rolling in.
     

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