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I broke out with genital herpes about a month after the interview at temple, and I swear to god that it was contracted from a toilet seat at Temple. Wow, thanks. : (
if that IS real, than the kid is a dipsh!t. you just don't sit on public toilet seats. i think the person is bs-ing, cuz i think it's pretty hard to actually catch STDs from toilet seat. unless if you sat on top of gonorreah juice which was sprayed all over the seat, i don't see how it can really be transmitted.
 

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ahaha i think we have a serious Temple-hater :laugh:
 
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vandy_yankee said:
if that IS real, than the kid is a dipsh!t. you just don't sit on public toilet seats. i think the person is bs-ing, cuz i think it's pretty hard to actually catch STDs from toilet seat. unless if you sat on top of gonorreah juice which was sprayed all over the seat, i don't see how it can really be transmitted.

reminds me of that one episode on seinfeld where that lady said her boyfriend told her she got gonorrhea from a tractor :laugh:
 

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vandy_yankee said:
i think the person is bs-ing, cuz i think it's pretty hard to actually catch STDs from toilet seat.
I dunno. I recommend that we all assume that this is legit.
 

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This person should of done some research on his problem, herpes can only be transmitted from direct contact with an infected person.
 

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vandy_yankee said:
if that IS real, than the kid is a dipsh!t. you just don't sit on public toilet seats. i think the person is bs-ing, cuz i think it's pretty hard to actually catch STDs from toilet seat. unless if you sat on top of gonorreah juice which was sprayed all over the seat, i don't see how it can really be transmitted.
so should i discuss gonorreah juice as a serious public health problem when i'm at my interviews? :p
 

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vandy_yankee said:
if that IS real, than the kid is a dipsh!t. you just don't sit on public toilet seats. i think the person is bs-ing, cuz i think it's pretty hard to actually catch STDs from toilet seat. unless if you sat on top of gonorreah juice which was sprayed all over the seat, i don't see how it can really be transmitted.
LOL! gonorrhea juice! :laugh: But what person in their right mind would place their behind on a PUBLIC TOILET! Eeeeeeew!
 

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So its very obvious that this person is a ******.....he cant even spell "weakness"

anyways....despite their idiocy, they do make a valid point. Things here at TEmple are very independent......

Personally thats the way I like it. I am a very independent person and I dont like to be pampered at all. If I need help, I can definitely ask someone and someone is always there to help me with my problems.....however, no one holds your hand here.

When you enter the clinical years, you are basically running your own mini-practice for two years, and Brian will even tell you this during the interview. You get a list of patients, and its your job to call them, reserve chairs, get them to come in, devise payment plans, etc.

This is very beneficial....why? Cause when you graduate, guess what! YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN! You dont have the school to fall back on.

FOr me this is a plus. For you it may not be. If you want your hand held dont come to Temple.
 

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konovsi said:
This person should of done some research on his problem, herpes can only be transmitted from direct contact with an infected person.
Genital herpes is an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus or HSV. There are two types of HSV (type 1 and type 2), and both can cause genital herpes.

How does someone get genital herpes?
#1)
People often get genital herpes by having sexual contact with others who don’t know they are infected, who know they are infected but are not taking medication to prevent outbreaks, or who are having outbreaks of herpes without any sores.

#2)
The virus is spread only rarely, if at all, by touching objects such as a toilet seat or hot tub.

NOTE: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 45 million people in the United States ages 12 and older, or 1 out of 5 of the total adolescent and adult population, are infected with HSV-2.

Reference:
http://www.globalhealthorg.org/FactSheets/HERPES.htm
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dat_student said:
Genital herpes is an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus or HSV. There are two types of HSV (type 1 and type 2), and both can cause genital herpes.

How does someone get genital herpes?
#1)
People often get genital herpes by having sexual contact with others who don’t know they are infected, who know they are infected but are not taking medication to prevent outbreaks, or who are having outbreaks of herpes without any sores.

#2)
The virus is spread only rarely, if at all, by touching objects such as a toilet seat or hot tub.

NOTE: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 45 million people in the United States ages 12 and older, or 1 out of 5 of the total adolescent and adult population, are infected with HSV-2.
First of all as always dat_student has too much time on her hands. Secondly "I want you to know that I have my father's handgun and a scortching case of herpes." (You are one of the coolest people on earth if you know where I got that quote from).
 

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First of all as always dat_student has too much time on her hands. Secondly "I want you to know that I have my father's handgun and a scortching case of herpes." (You are one of the coolest people on earth if you know where I got that quote from).
Ferris Bueller you're my hero!
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hairybagel said:
First of all as always dat_student has too much time on her hands. Secondly "I want you to know that I have my father's handgun and a scortching case of herpes." (You are one of the coolest people on earth if you know where I got that quote from).
Bueller.
 
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Ferris Bueller you're my hero!
I am the sausage king of chicago!
Crap, I didnt bother to scroll down after I saw the quote...didnt see you beat me to it.
 

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vandy_yankee said:
you just don't sit on public toilet seats.
Hey, speak for yourself! I not only sit on them, but I usually give them a good luck lick and take a picture of each one for my "toy toy wall of fame".


No, but seriously; it's almost always fine to sit down since microbes have such a short life span without heat and water. If in doubt, wipe down the seat or line it with toilet paper!



And, I think I posted this somewhere else but I forgot where (new user :rolleyes: ) but can we get a word out for everyone to please add some new interview feedback? It's a wonderful resource that I'm sure many of us used to get some preparation, and it really helps you reflect on your own experiences and prioritize your schools. And there are so few from 2005. Thanks everyone!! :)
 

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Dr.BadVibes said:
anyways....despite their idiocy, they do make a valid point.
yes... that there's a good chance you'll get genital herpes if you come to Temple.

I wouldn't ignore this interview feedback. Perhaps it may be the most honest interview feedbacks ever. If the person is honest about contracting genital herpes then they're probably really honest about the school.

As a point of interest, I remember when I interviewed at Temple that one of my fellow interviewees told me that the dean of temple isn't a dentist (dds,dmd). I just checked this and it is true. I wonder if there is any other dental school in the US that doesn't have a dentist as it's dean? Anybody know?
 

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yes... that there's a good chance you'll get genital herpes if you come to Temple.

I wouldn't ignore this interview feedback. Perhaps it may be the most honest interview feedbacks ever. If the person is honest about contracting genital herpes then they're probably really honest about the school.

As a point of interest, I remember when I interviewed at Temple that one of my fellow interviewees told me that the dean of temple isn't a dentist (dds,dmd). I just checked this and it is true. I wonder if there is any other dental school in the US that doesn't have a dentist as it's dean? Anybody know?
uop has a plumber.
 

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donkey I knew you would get it. Rez you're awesome. Rock on!
 

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Ok couple of things, I didn't read through this post as thoroughly as I should have before posting.

Number 1
Gonorrhea Juice? vandy_yankey I'm a little confused. I mean, to get orange juice you juice an orange, to get lemon juice you juice a lemon. What in the world do you juice to...... awe never mind.

Number 2
dat_student, you know way to much about genital herpes. It sounded like you've had to explain this subject before, maybe to a girlfriend or roommates. Just remember, just because you haven't had a breakout in over a year, it doesn't mean the herpes are gone. ;)

Number 3
Hairybagel who ever said dat_student was a girl? I had just always assumed he was a dude. Do you have evidence to the contrary?
Incidentally, anyone who can quote Ferris Bueller gains lbs of respect in my book. Now do you know where this is from?
"We've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sun glasses." "Hit it!"

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I'mfillingfine I don't care what you have learned in Microbio class, unless I can spray down a public toilet seat with bleach and turpentine I'm using the hover approach, and you're not gonna convince me to do other wise so don't try.
 

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As a point of interest, I remember when I interviewed at Temple that one of my fellow interviewees told me that the dean of temple isn't a dentist (dds,dmd). I just checked this and it is true. I wonder if there is any other dental school in the US that doesn't have a dentist as it's dean? Anybody know?
There seems to be a general trend at getting businessmen/women in admissions departments...perhaps they think it will add a more unbiased view and promote better organization. Who knows? I'm not sure about deans, but many schools (I can only think of Harvard and Tufts for now, but there are others) have directors of admission or other major positions held by non-dentists.

That was one of my frustrations at the Tufts interview....all the lectures and tours were given by admissions staff, and many were new and didn't know the school, dentistry, or science in general. In fact, one of them said loudly during the tour, "Oh no, thank goodness I'm not associated with medicine or dentistry. I'd hate it!" eesh! So it was hard to get a good idea of what the school would actually be like...


And donkeywhisperer, I fully applaud your precautions :) You can never be too careful!
 

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I'mFillingFine said:
There seems to be a general trend at getting businessmen/women in admissions departments...perhaps they think it will add a more unbiased view and promote better organization. Who knows? I'm not sure about deans, but many schools (I can only think of Harvard and Tufts for now, but there are others) have directors of admission or other major positions held by non-dentists.
I'm not talking about the dean of admissions, I'm talking about the #1 guy, the dean of the dental school. Temple's dean is a Ph.D. and doesn't have a dental degree. Check out the signature of the guy here: http://www.temple.edu/dentistry/about/message.htm. PhD. I wonder how the hell this guy is supposed to make decisions about the whole dental school considering he has absolutely no idea what it means to be a clinician, or any sort of a health care professional.
 

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I'm not talking about the dean of admissions, I'm talking about the #1 guy, the dean of the dental school. Temple's dean is a Ph.D. and doesn't have a dental degree. Check out the signature of the guy here: http://www.temple.edu/dentistry/about/message.htm. PhD. I wonder how the hell this guy is supposed to make decisions about the whole dental school considering he has absolutely no idea what it means to be a clinician, or any sort of a health care professional.
Wow, what's with all the Temple Bashing?? Obviously you have no idea how corporate America works. Do you think that every CEO is an expert in every department of the company?? No, they know how to lead, how to surround themselves by the best Presidents, Vice Presidents, Directors, etc. to make informed business decisions. Even though the Dean is not a clinician, I'm sure sound decisions are being made at Temple. After all, Dental School is a business.
 

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donkeywhisperer said:
Now do you know where this is from?
"We've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sun glasses." "Hit it!"
You forgot the 106 miles to Chicago.
 

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Wow, what's with all the Temple Bashing?? Obviously you have no idea how corporate America works. Do you think that every CEO is an expert in every department of the company?? No, they know how to lead, how to surround themselves by the best Presidents, Vice Presidents, Directors, etc. to make informed business decisions. Even though the Dean is not a clinician, I'm sure sound decisions are being made at Temple. After all, Dental School is a business.
Yeah, i never thought about it that way. Maybe you're correct. Oh, but wait, Temple's dean doesn't have an MBA or any business experience like CEOs do. He has a PhD in biochemistry or something. So, based on your argument, he's useless. :laugh:

Dude, business is important in any dental school, but it's first and foremost an academic environment. Don't cheapen it.
 
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