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Discussion in 'International Dental' started by nbdepart1, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. nbdepart1

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    i am a ftd & applied to many as prog this yr but got rejected. still waiting to hear from nyu & bu. i also applied to some aegd programs & i got accepted to 2yr aegd at columbia university. but the tuition for that is 145000 for 2 yrs. i really dont know if i should take it or wait to get into a dds prog. friends help me to take a decision
    my stats part 1 82
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    6 yrs experiance in India & 1 yr in u.s as oral surgery assistant
     
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  3. Good Dentistry

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    I hope you know that you can't practice dentistry after getting certificate in AEGD prgrom with a few exception. If you are willing to take that risk, go for it. If I were you, I would wait for 1 more year, improve my score and get DDS or DMD degree to keep my options option


     
  4. nbdepart1

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    everyone told me to retake part1 but when i spoke to my uncle who is the program director for pediatric dentistry at howard university he sais that part1 will be either pass/fail from next year. so whats the point in retaking?
     
  5. La fea

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    I would go for it if I were you.
    *think* you can practice in 6 states w/ the AEGD..if you are not tied to a location this can be a great option.

    IMO w/ pass/fail system..the admissions are going to be more murky as in students can never be sure what they are looking for.
     
  6. sella

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    so what would happen with the scores of reapplicats of this year........where they will stand in this pass fail system
     
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    Then, probably everyone will be in the same boat and universities will set up their own criteria for selection, irrespective of previously obtained individual marks…….. just an opinion.

    Hopefully, even admission committees have not thought / concluded about it yet, what they would do in that very situation.

    Can’t even imagine a messy situation it would be !!!!

    Having said that good luck to everyone.:thumbup:
     
  8. La fea

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    if you have a *number* score, then you have it ...guessing it will be the same difference as old and new format. Come pass/fail system I dont know how the admissions committee will set up criteria for selection.
     
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    The pass/fail criteria will start from 2010...its on the joint commission site...
     
  10. nbdepart1

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    my uncle said that when it becomes pass/fail the universities will make bench test a mandatory requirement. i spoke to some of my friends & some of them told me to go 4 it & some told not to. so really confused now. i met 2 residents at columbia doing the 2 yr aegd with a foreign degree & looking to get their licence after that. i am already in my 30's & i dont know if its worth waiting to get into an AS prog or go for the aegd & get licenced in a state that accepts it. another concern is whether i 'll get a job after that coz i dont have a dds degree
     
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    A note about getting a job, most of the time it does not matter if you have a DDS degree or not, most employers want to see that you have a valid dental license and that you can provide decent dental service to patients. So if your only way out is that AEGD then go for it, it's awfully expensive for an AEGD program though.
     
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    I am wondering how you got accepted into this program since they say in the PASS website that you have to be a graduate from a US or Canada dental school (?)

    I guess I am very confused...I never applied to any of these AEGD courses because they all say that you have to have graduated from a US or Canada dental school :confused::confused::confused:
     
  13. La fea

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    you apply to the program directly (on their web site) not thru PASS.
     
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    Just my thoughts, even though, NBDE will be a Pass/Fail exam from 2010. I firmly believe that they will atleast have a composite score posted in the result. No exam can ever be just a Pass or Fail w/o a score. I could be wrong but that's what I think is going to happen.
     
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    i thought the advanced dentistry courses were more difficult to get into as even the US students would be applying for them, and there would be a lesser number of seats compared to advanced standing pgms.

    my opinion : u should go for it. u have 5-6 states. not bad at all. and u'll be a specialist. when the state licensing body doesn't care if u have a DDS or not, why should u?

    go ahead:D kick ass:thumbup:
     
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    I think my fellow SDNers have given you a good insight on that. In my thaughts if you can reconsider giving the NBDE once again it would be better as there is still one year to go for the pass/fail scores and in anycase I feel you wont score anything below 82 if you do your decks and kaplan. All the best for your decision.
     
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    thank u all for ur precious time & opinions. I have also spoken to some dental friends here also & decided to decline it & do the part1 again or do the part 2 & hope to get into an AS prog next year. once again thank u all so much
     

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