just wondering....

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  1. StarGirl

    StarGirl .....

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    did any of you interview at boston and tufts and walk from one school to the other? I checked that it's only a mile from each other, but is it safe?
    Where did you guys stay at?
     
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  3. Toothdecay

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    Hey Starbabe,

    Yeah, I was in Boston and the distance between the two schools is quite short. However, I drove between the schools. In terms of safety, I think you should just be extra vigilant when you're in a new city as a rule of thumb.

    By the way, are you Vietnemese?

    Toothdecay.
     
  4. Toothdecay

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    Sorry, "Vietnamese"?
     
  5. StarGirl

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    Nope sorry, what made you think I am?
    you rented a car in Boston? I'll probably end up taking a taxi...just really broke from traveling <img src="graemlins/pissy.gif" border="0" alt="[Pissy]" />
     
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    I do apologize.

    You see, lots of students heading to the Northeast US from California are Vietnamese. Hence, I was just generalizing.

    Sorry.

    I drove with my father in Boston.
     
  7. StarGirl

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    hmm i didn't notice that.

    wow you drove from canada to boston?!
     
  8. Toothdecay

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    Yeah, from Toronto to Boston takes 8 hours.

    Toothdecay
     
  9. kmm

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    HI Tooth Decay-

    You've been to Tufts and BU? Which school do you think is better clinically? Overall? Any opinions would be great!
     
  10. dragonfly9

    dragonfly9 Frickin' Chicken

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    The schools really aren't that far from each other, and I have done the walk by myself during the day. There are usually plenty of people around but do stay alert. A taxi should cost all that much and I think the 49 bus runs up Washington street and is just a few blocks from each school if money is an issue.
     
  11. neeky

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    Tufts is much better than BU..especially rep wise
     
  12. predental

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    neeky- what kind of reputation? clinically? board scores?
    :rolleyes: :confused: :)
     
  13. crimson

    crimson What up Smokey!

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    I agree with Neeky -- Tufts has a much better reputation than BU, not just in Boston but also in New England as a whole. I have met a few dentists in the area and they all seem to be very enthusiastic about Tufts and rated it clinically better than BU. Also I have 'heard' that Tufts has better reputation with residency programs compared to BU. I must mention though that most dentists I encounter here are all from Tufts so there might be a selection bias.
    As an aside I find cost of living in Boston to be atrocious and the landlords plain obnoxious to deal with. :mad:
     

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