How's dental school like?

Discussion in 'Dental' started by go1f4par, Dec 1, 2009.

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  1. go1f4par

    go1f4par

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    I have some questions regarding dental school. I would be greatly appreciated if you guys could answer them.
    a) How big are classes?
    b) Are the classes mainly listening to lecture or more of group work and presentations?
    c) Is there summer breaks for dental students or do they have to do internship or rotation?
     
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  3. laundry

    laundry 10+ Year Member

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    For UCSF:

    1. As big as your class - about 80 people.
    2. All classes are lecture format with basic sciences being also podcast.
    3. Summer free between D1 and D2
     
  4. Andre3k

    Andre3k 5+ Year Member

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    1. 80 people
    2. Listening to lecture, taking notes, sleeping:sleep:
    3. No summers off at my school. You get a 2 week break at the end of the D1 year and a 3 week break before the start of the D2 year. Classes for most of the summer.
     
  5. MWUDMD2013

    MWUDMD2013 2+ Year Member

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    1. 111 people
    2. basic sciences are lecture and sim clinics are hands on
    3. there are no classes after d1 but we take our boards then. other than that, all other summers are devoted to clinic.
     
  6. DrDDSman

    DrDDSman 2+ Year Member

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    So a 5 week continuous break?
     
  7. Andre3k

    Andre3k 5+ Year Member

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    No its separated. After the D1 year ends you get 2 weeks off in May. Then we return for the remainder of May, June and part of July. Then before the D2 year starts in August you get like 3 weeks off.
     
  8. TheWiredNerv

    TheWiredNerv 2+ Year Member

    a) 37 People
    b) Lecture and Clinic
    c) There is only summer break for the first years and a week off for the 3rd years or something like that.
     
  9. ihearttennis

    ihearttennis

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    1. all 142 of us in lectures at the same time
    2. all powerpoint lectures
    3. have 4 weeks at the end of june for summer.

    this is uop...so things are different b/c of the 3 yr program...
     
  10. sajjy

    sajjy 5+ Year Member

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  11. Tstarfish

    Tstarfish 2+ Year Member

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    Jun 20, 2007
    Baylor:
    a) How big are classes? 100- once in a while small groups of 15 or so....
    b) Are the classes mainly listening to lecture or more of group work and presentations? lecture almost always
    c) Is there summer breaks for dental students or do they have to do internship or rotation? we get 12 weeks after 1st year and then 2 weeks in May and 4 weeks in July/August the other two summers...
     

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