Haha. No, not a sound of resentment towards the school nor the course per se. I actually got a high A for the class. I took a decent amount of spanish in college and know it pretty well. The class was just a joke and nobody learned how to even remotely learn enough spanish to speak to a patient. The class was only 5 weeks long and we met once a week. So 5 classes.Is that a sound of resentment towards the course or the entire school?
JoeDDS, I did get the database. It'll be very helpful! Thanks!DrEagleMike, did you get that database?
I was looking at the powerpoint that is given to students on the interview day. It showed how many students applied for each specialty program for last year and how many were accepted/matched. I don't know the exact breakdown but the acceptance ratio was quite high. I know 4th years who have had interviews all over the US at prestigious programs. I don't understand why all predents think they are much more likely to be accepted to a specialty program if they go to some Ivy league for dental school. It honestly doesn't matter. What matters are your Part I boards, class rank, letters of rec, and extracurriculars. That's a fact.JoeDDS, I did get the database. It'll be very helpful! Thanks!
I pretty much know spanish, I thought it would just be a good refresher course.
Would you current UNLV students say UNLV is a good school while I keep specializing an option? I mean, If I decide to specialize, could I successfully get into a program?
UNLV doesn't prefer LDS, it prefers good scores and well rounded students. The fact that we are close to Utah and there is a high population of LDS in Las Vegas and Nevada is why we have so many applicants and we get alot of really competitive ones because they want to stay close to home. I don't want people who aren't LDS to think that they are discriminated against because they aren't LDS because that's not true. They can't do that because it is a public school. I think the demographics of the classes is gradually going to change as UNLV gains a good name (as it should) and we start bringing in more students from out east and south.It went well for me. UNLV seems to prefer a lot of LDS people. I think that's why I applied, thinking I had a better chance. Also, at the interview, almost half of the interviewees were LDS, specifically from BYU provo. (I'm at Byu idaho). I was impressed by their staff. The facility was very new and high-tech. They put a lot of emphasis on the Reading Comprehension section of the DAT. I was worried about that because I didn't do so hot on that part. Also, since they use an equation for ranking you against other applicants, the math section of the DAT is also part of the equation, so make sure you do well on those sections as well as the sciences.
So UNLV is your numero uno choice?
Oh, that's a nother cool thing about UNLV! They have spanish part of the curriculum, and require you to learn it because a lot of their patients are only spanish speaking.
Hey if you don't mind me asking, how much do you pay for renting the house? I have a wife, a baby on the way in less than a month, a big dog, and a cat, so an apartment just isn't going to cut it.I know this post is kind of old, but I just wanted to say for all those who will be looking for housing here in Vegas to go to UNLV, that unless you feel like you need to live really, really close to the school, there is absolutely no reason why you should rent an apartment, rather than a house. There are so many houses for rent in areas relatively close to the school, and you can rent them for about the same price, if not cheaper, than an apartment.