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Navy Dental Scholorship

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by quantumhead, May 17, 2002.

  1. quantumhead

    quantumhead Verrucas Vulgaris 7+ Year Member

    Feb 13, 2002
    Richmong, VA
    How many of you are taking the Navy Scholorship?

    How many of you have it offered but are having second thoughts?

    How many of you have it offered but are declining it? If so, when do you plan on making your decision?

    I am on the waiting list and I wan to try and gauge my chances.

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  3. tokenokie

    tokenokie Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    I haven't checked out the Navy scholarship yet. Have you checked into the Air Force programs? I am prior AF, and currently work at a base that has
    a bunch of AF scholarship dentists. I think all the services programs are about to expand and I know once you are in, the opportunities to get specialty training are outstanding. The downside is that dentistry in the military can be a lot like working on an assembly line. Often, you don't have the control over the extent of treatment you would like to provide. Increasingly, budget shortages and under-manning in support areas(assistants,lab techs,etc) are causing a bunch of headaches. And then you always have the red tape and politics that go along with any government agency, except in the military you really don't have a choice of whether or not your going to "play the game". It can be a strict environment, and a lot of times common sense and policy are not even in the same area code. Having said that, I will tell you that the training you get is excellent and the people, at least in the AF, are great. Several of the younger dentists that came in with the scholarship have said they regret the decision to come in the military and intend on exiting as soon as possible. I do intend on trying for a military scholarship, but I would reccommend that anyone thinking about it make sure that their B.S. tolerance level is high and that they are willing/able to live the military lifestyle. I know this doesn't necesarily address the intent of your question, and I am probably assuming a lot about your knowledge of the military, so I hope I didn't insult you and I hope I gave you some useful info. If you have any questions feel free to email me. Good Luck!
  4. Kung Foo

    Kung Foo Mad Scientist... 7+ Year Member

    Apr 28, 2002
    the edge of decay
    *sigh* my friends at the navy told me my vision is too poor to qualify for anything..... but are still sending me recruiting letters - can't they please get a clue and put me on their "blind as a bat" <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> list??? LOL - goo luck with getting off the wait list and onto the real list =)
  5. quantumhead

    quantumhead Verrucas Vulgaris 7+ Year Member

    Feb 13, 2002
    Richmong, VA
    I am a Navy vet. I spent 5 years in as a Corpsman so I know all about the BS :)

    That is good advice for anyone who dosen't know how it works. It sounds like all the branches are the same, except the Marines (oops, part of the Navy) Just kidding, I love the Devil Doggs!!!

    But back to the question at hand. Is there anyone who has accepted or been offered the scholorship? Are you going to take it?

    I really wanna know.

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