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Indiana vs. Creighton

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Hoosier Daddy, Dec 17, 2005.

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A Better Choice of Dental School: IU or Creighton

  1. Indiana

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  2. Creighton

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  1. Hoosier Daddy

    Hoosier Daddy Member
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    I could really use some friendly advice from all of you out there. I was accepted to both IU and Creighton. I am an Indiana resident and realize that Indiana would be a much more financially sound choice. In addition to reduced debt, I would also be much closer to home (Fort Wayne, IN). However, I have visited IUSD and was not at all impressed with their archaic facilities. Also, I have not been completely impressed with the professionalism of the staff that works at IUSD.
    Creighton, on the other hand, would cost about twice as much and is about 8 or more hours away. I have never been to Omaha, Nebraska to see the school. However, I plan on going to visit in the spring. Creighton is a Jesuit University just like Xavier (where I have my B.S. of Biology). I have heard many good things about the early clinical experience students recieve. Creighton also begins late in the summer; whereas, IU begins July 5. My best friend also is at Creighton attending the Med. School. Please give me your thoughts. It never hurts to hear someone else's perspective.
     
  2. dentalguy

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    You know I just talked with my dentist last night about a related subject.....state vs private institution......to be honest 100g is not htat big of deal.....he told me that over 10-15 years that a broker would make it very possible for either private tuition or instate tuition.....I know this may not be that big of a help but go where you feel is most comfortable.....separate youself fromt the cost aspect and go there.....thats what I have been told although I know cost is an issue
     
  3. Hoosier Daddy

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    Thank you very much for your advice. I really appreciate it. If you don't mind me asking, what do you like best about Creighton?
     
  4. dentalguy

    dentalguy Senior Member
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    The clinic the clinic the clinic.......early exposure to patients....and their reputation for doing well on the clinical boards.....its nice at Creighton because their are no graduate programs .....so if a GTR or crown lengthening or wisdom teeth come in.....you get to do it.....thats what I like about it
     
  5. PERFECT3435

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    either school will prepare you and get you the DDS. go with whatever that suits you best my friend. personally, i would have picked iusd simply due to the fact that you are from IN and the savings would be significant.
     
  6. IWuvTeef

    IWuvTeef Dentist
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    agreed. and i have no problem getting my projects completed with our current equipment/facilities... it may not be 5 star, but you get your work done. :p
     
  7. aphistis

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    I can't even begin to count how many times I sat in lab last year, working on a fixed pros project, thinking "Man, if only I had fake rubber cheeks obstructing my access, and a water hose spraying pretend saliva to impair my visibility, this would be perfect."
     
  8. beredsox2

    beredsox2 The Anti Anti-Dentite
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    Good 'ole internet sarcasm. Gotta love it. :laugh:
     

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