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Updating with SLU second round: friend received today:

University of Alabama at Birmingham -
Loma Linda University -
University of California at Los Angeles -
University of California at San Francisco -
University of Southern California -
University of the Pacific -
University of Connecticut -Invites sent June 7th for June 26th - virtual interview
Nova Southeastern University -
University of Florida -
Georgia Regents University (Augusta Univ) - Invites sent (May 28, email), Interview (July 8)
University of Illinois at Chicago -
Southern Illinois University -
Indiana University - Invites sent (May 30, email), Interview (July 8)
University of Iowa -
University of Louisville -
University of Kentucky - Invites sent (June 10th, email), Interviews on July 19th
Louisiana State University
-Invites sent (May, phone), Interview (July 12)
University of Maryland -
Boston University - invites sent (June 14, email), Interview (July 19, 26, 29)
Harvard University -
Tufts University - invites sent (June 11th), interviews July 15,16,17
University of Detroit Mercy -
University of Michigan -
University of Minnesota -
Saint Louis University - Invites sent (June 11, June 14, email), Interview (July 9)
University of Missouri-Kansas City -
University of Nebraska -
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine -
Columbia University -
NYU Langone (Lutheran Medical Center) -
NYU Langone Puerto Rico -
New York University - Invites sent on June 5th by email, interviews on June 18th
Stony Brook University -
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York -
University of North Carolina -
Case Western Reserve University -
Ohio State University - Invite by phone on June 11th for July 9th/10th
Oregon Health & Science University -
Albert Einstein Medical Center - Invite (June 13, email), Interview (July 15)
Temple University -
University of Pennsylvania -
University of Pittsburgh -
Medical University of South Carolina -
University of Tennessee Health Science Center -
Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry -
University of Texas at Houston - Invites sent (May 17), (June 4th - email), Interview (July 12)
University of Texas at San Antonio -
Virginia Commonwealth University -
University of Washington -
West Virginia University -
Marquette University -
VA New York - Invites sent (May 31, June 3, email), Interview (July 12)

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Don’t lose hope my friends. Invites are not always one and done. More will surely open up as time goes on, especially with same & similar interview dates. Keep working your day job, keep l-i-v-i-n, and keep breathing.
 
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Updated Pitt

University of Alabama at Birmingham -
Loma Linda University -
University of California at Los Angeles -
University of California at San Francisco -
University of Southern California -
University of the Pacific -
University of Connecticut -Invites sent June 7th for June 26th - virtual interview
Nova Southeastern University -
University of Florida -
Georgia Regents University (Augusta Univ) - Invites sent (May 28, email), Interview (July 8)
University of Illinois at Chicago -
Southern Illinois University -
Indiana University - Invites sent (May 30, email), Interview (July 8)
University of Iowa -
University of Louisville -
University of Kentucky - Invites sent (June 10th, email), Interviews on July 19th
Louisiana State University
-Invites sent (May, phone), Interview (July 12)
University of Maryland -
Boston University - invites sent (June 14, email), Interview (July 19, 26, 29)
Harvard University -
Tufts University - invites sent (June 11th), interviews July 15,16,17
University of Detroit Mercy -
University of Michigan -
University of Minnesota -
Saint Louis University - Invites sent (June 11, June 14, email), Interview (July 9)
University of Missouri-Kansas City -
University of Nebraska -
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine -
Columbia University -
NYU Langone (Lutheran Medical Center) -
NYU Langone Puerto Rico -
New York University - Invites sent on June 5th by email, interviews on June 18th
Stony Brook University -
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York -
University of North Carolina -
Case Western Reserve University -
Ohio State University - Invite by phone on June 11th for July 9th/10th
Oregon Health & Science University -
Albert Einstein Medical Center - Invite (June 13, email), Interview (July 15)
Temple University -
University of Pennsylvania -
University of Pittsburgh - Invite (June 13, email), Interview (July 12)
Medical University of South Carolina -
University of Tennessee Health Science Center -
Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry -
University of Texas at Houston - Invites sent (May 17), (June 4th - email), Interview (July 12)
University of Texas at San Antonio -
Virginia Commonwealth University -
University of Washington -
West Virginia University -
Marquette University -
VA New York - Invites sent (May 31, June 3, email), Interview (July 12)
 
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Harvard is probably the worst deal in grad endo. $100k a year, 3 year program in a saturated city with 2 other endo programs. Very little significant endo research comes out of HSDM, and their faculty are basically all adjunct. Honestly, any 3 year endo program is a bad deal.

Einstein is a unicorn program since it's hospital based. They have all the toys. But there are other programs that have GW and lasers, too. I do think it's weird they're so big on bony lid EMS. Just not that practical IMO.
Yeah Einstein is probably the best program period these days. Looking back most people I interviewed there with got in somewhere eventually. Like you said amazing faculty, equipment, reputation, and stipend vs tuition. Just not many hospital based programs any more. Next best is probably a military program while you get officer pay and benefits but that obviously has extra sacrifices built in.

I always found it unusual that the best endo programs pay you instead of charge you, and the “worst” programs cost over $100k/y. That being said even an expensive program with lots of residents is still super competitive to get into and leads to a great career.
 
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Yeah Einstein is probably the best program period these days. Looking back most people I interviewed there with got in somewhere eventually. Like you said amazing faculty, equipment, reputation, and stipend vs tuition. Just not many hospital based programs any more. Next best is probably a military program while you get officer pay and benefits but that obviously has extra sacrifices built in.

I always found it unusual that the best endo programs pay you instead of charge you, and the “worst” programs cost over $100k/y. That being said even an expensive program with lots of residents is still super competitive to get into and leads to a great career.
I would be hard-pressed to say military programs are better than most civilian programs. Sure you get paid more as a resident, but that’s about it. Most of them do significantly less cases and don’t have a wide range of variety as the typical pt is 18-40 yr old and healthy. Never able to follow up either to to constant moving every few years.
 
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idk how to update the list but A&M sent out invites last week.
 
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Yeah Einstein is probably the best program period these days. Looking back most people I interviewed there with got in somewhere eventually.
Most people that interview at programs that interview early end up somewhere, programs just end up vying for the same pool of top candidates.
My first interview was like early July and I connected with 6-7 other candidates there, I kept seeing them here and there at other interviews and all of us eventually got in somewhere that cycle (one of them got into Einstein lol).
 
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I would be hard-pressed to say military programs are better than most civilian programs. Sure you get paid more as a resident, but that’s about it. Most of them do significantly less cases and don’t have a wide range of variety as the typical pt is 18-40 yr old and healthy. Never able to follow up either to to constant moving every few years.
True. Quality of education is also variable with how often they change program directors. And yes having younger patients leads to easier cases generally. That being said the low debt and higher stipend/salary is still pretty significant, at least early in your career.
 
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Yeah Einstein is probably the best program period these days. Looking back most people I interviewed there with got in somewhere eventually. Like you said amazing faculty, equipment, reputation, and stipend vs tuition. Just not many hospital based programs any more. Next best is probably a military program while you get officer pay and benefits but that obviously has extra sacrifices built in.

I always found it unusual that the best endo programs pay you instead of charge you, and the “worst” programs cost over $100k/y. That being said even an expensive program with lots of residents is still super competitive to get into and leads to a great career.
Not sure you can say it’s the best “period.” There is a tier of programs that stand above the rest in terms of quality of instruction, procedure volume, cost of attendance, and location for sure. For someone who really loves research and faculty prestige, San Antonio would be more desirable than Einstein. If you want the cheapest route with quality clinical education, then it’s hard to beat Augusta. There’s probably a group of 5-6 programs I’d put in Tier 1 then it drops off after that.

You can become an incredible, board-certified endodontist from any program. At the end of the day, it’s about the individual. But cost/opportunity cost is a fixed variable.
 
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Just off the top of your head,
What would you consider the "worst" programs in the country with all things considered?
 
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Just off the top of your head,
What would you consider the "worst" programs in the country with all things considered?
There’s no good way to answer that question, really. As I previously mentioned, Harvard is probably the worst from a cost and opportunity cost standpoint. It just doesn’t have anything going for it other than the name and Boston is a fun (expensive) place to live. Otherwise, Baylor and MUSC have had severe administrative and faculty issues in recent years. But I know graduates from all three programs who are doing just fine. Debt is their major concern, not clinical ability.
 
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Is there any verification that A&M sent out invites? They sent out emails about apps being complete as of Thursday, but we're there invites as well?
 
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Just off the top of your head,
What would you consider the "worst" programs in the country with all things considered?
UncleJoesVeneers has lots of good points.

I would say, diplomatically, a few names come to mind but even they have some great alumni and really there’s only ~50 programs. They are all decent and capable of helping you become a competent endodontist. Cost is one of the only objective measures so cheap 2 year > expensive 2 year> 3 year. Generally smaller class size will have more mentorship than large classes.

All of the subjective qualities of a program are hard to assess unless you interview there, went to dental school there, or know a current resident. Stuff like do the faculty get along, faculty turnover rates, is the program director someone you would get along with? Do they treat their residents like colleagues or like dental students? What is the main philosophy and goal of the program (research and regen like San Antonio, surgery like Penn… boards prep, clinically heavy vs light, traditional VS minimally invasive, etc.)? Where is the program geographically (close to family, relocating family, do you like rural/urban/coastal, etc.)?

All these things make a bigger impact on your residency experience than school name, but the way applications work very few people get into more than one program and have a choice. Most patients will ask where you went to dental school not your residency anyway. The best program is the one that accepts you, especially because they wouldn’t have picked you unless you seem like a good fit for who and what they have to offer.
 
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What day and what interview date? By email or phone?
On June 13th, my friend received an invite. She's in the top 3% of her class—she's like a unicorn, lol. wondering if they will send out more invites in the upcoming days...
 
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Yeah Einstein is probably the best program period these days. Looking back most people I interviewed there with got in somewhere eventually. Like you said amazing faculty, equipment, reputation, and stipend vs tuition. Just not many hospital based programs any more. Next best is probably a military program while you get officer pay and benefits but that obviously has extra sacrifices built in.

I always found it unusual that the best endo programs pay you instead of charge you, and the “worst” programs cost over $100k/y. That being said even an expensive program with lots of residents is still super competitive to get into and leads to a great career.
As with everything else, there are definitely exceptions with this on both ends - stipended programs that are trash (yes, they exist) and very expensive programs that are incredible. But I agree - even the expensive programs lead to a rewarding career - you're going to be learning endo your whole life anyway. The best program is the one you get into.
 
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On June 13th, my friend received an invite. She's in the top 3% of her class—she's like a unicorn, lol. wondering if they will send out more invites in the upcoming days...
What day is the interview so we can update the list
 
cheap 2 year > expensive 2 year> 3 year. Generally smaller class size will have more mentorship than large classes.
Yes if your goal is to be a good clinical endodontist and not in academia, this is the way to go.
 
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Has anyone heard back from Stony Brook or does anyone know someone who has heard back?
 
FOR THOSE THAT DON'T KNOW HOW TO UPDATE THE LIST:

  • You copy-paste the most recent list into the reply text box.
  • Bold the school that has sent out the invite.
  • Add the mode by which the interview was sent and the interview date.

    It isn't that difficult and barely takes any time at all. It's definitely way easier than anything you'll do in endo residency! :lol:
 
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Updated for A&M

University of Alabama at Birmingham -
Loma Linda University -
University of California at Los Angeles -
University of California at San Francisco -
University of Southern California -
University of the Pacific -
University of Connecticut -Invites sent June 7th for June 26th - virtual interview
Nova Southeastern University -
University of Florida -
Georgia Regents University (Augusta Univ) - Invites sent (May 28, email), Interview (July 8)
University of Illinois at Chicago -
Southern Illinois University -
Indiana University - Invites sent (May 30, email), Interview (July 8)
University of Iowa -
University of Louisville -
University of Kentucky - Invites sent (June 10th, email), Interviews on July 19th
Louisiana State University
-Invites sent (May, phone), Interview (July 12)
University of Maryland -
Boston University - invites sent (June 14, email), Interview (July 19, 26, 29)
Harvard University -
Tufts University - invites sent (June 11th), interviews July 15,16,17
University of Detroit Mercy -
University of Michigan -
University of Minnesota -
Saint Louis University - Invites sent (June 11, June 14, email), Interview (July 9)
University of Missouri-Kansas City -
University of Nebraska -
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine -
Columbia University -
NYU Langone (Lutheran Medical Center) -
NYU Langone Puerto Rico -
New York University - Invites sent on June 5th by email, interviews on June 18th
Stony Brook University -
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York -
University of North Carolina -
Case Western Reserve University -
Ohio State University - Invite by phone on June 11th for July 9th/10th
Oregon Health & Science University -
Albert Einstein Medical Center - Invite (June 13, email), Interview (July 15)
Temple University -
University of Pennsylvania -
University of Pittsburgh - Invite (June 13, email), Interview (July 12)
Medical University of South Carolina -
University of Tennessee Health Science Center -
Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry - Invites sent June 13th for July 9th interview
University of Texas at Houston -
Invites sent (May 17), (June 4th - email), Interview (July 12)
University of Texas at San Antonio -
Virginia Commonwealth University -
University of Washington -
West Virginia University -
Marquette University -
VA New York - Invites sent (May 31, June 3, email), Interview (July 12)
 
Updated for Louisville

University of Alabama at Birmingham -
Loma Linda University -
University of California at Los Angeles -
University of California at San Francisco -
University of Southern California -
University of the Pacific -
University of Connecticut -Invites sent June 7th for June 26th - virtual interview
Nova Southeastern University -
University of Florida -
Georgia Regents University (Augusta Univ) - Invites sent (May 28, email), Interview (July 8)
University of Illinois at Chicago -
Southern Illinois University -
Indiana University - Invites sent (May 30, email), Interview (July 8)
University of Iowa -
University of Louisville -Invite sent (June 16, email), Interview (July 12)
University of Kentucky - Invites sent (June 10th, email), Interviews on July 19th
Louisiana State University
-Invites sent (May, phone), Interview (July 12)
University of Maryland -
Boston University - invites sent (June 14, email), Interview (July 19, 26, 29)
Harvard University -
Tufts University - invites sent (June 11th), interviews July 15,16,17
University of Detroit Mercy -
University of Michigan -
University of Minnesota -
Saint Louis University - Invites sent (June 11, June 14, email), Interview (July 9)
University of Missouri-Kansas City -
University of Nebraska -
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine -
Columbia University -
NYU Langone (Lutheran Medical Center) -
NYU Langone Puerto Rico -
New York University - Invites sent on June 5th by email, interviews on June 18th
Stony Brook University -
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York -
University of North Carolina -
Case Western Reserve University -
Ohio State University - Invite by phone on June 11th for July 9th/10th
Oregon Health & Science University -
Albert Einstein Medical Center - Invite (June 13, email), Interview (July 15)
Temple University -
University of Pennsylvania -
University of Pittsburgh - Invite (June 13, email), Interview (July 12)
Medical University of South Carolina -
University of Tennessee Health Science Center -
Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry - Invites sent June 13th for July 9th interview
University of Texas at Houston -
Invites sent (May 17), (June 4th - email), Interview (July 12)
University of Texas at San Antonio -
Virginia Commonwealth University -
University of Washington -
West Virginia University -
Marquette University -
VA New York - Invites sent (May 31, June 3, email), Interview (July 12)
 
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Used to be perhaps the best program in the country. It’s really taken a turn for the worse (the whole school has)
This is true. UNC is a 3 year program. The residents have no guidance since all of the faculty left. The environment is incredibly toxic amongst the residents and PD. I have been warned by many, but I advise you to visit yourself and ask around.
 
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It’s hard to! I have 10% chance at any of the schools left. I knew I shouldn’t even bother applying since I failed NBDE 2 once. I was hoping my experiences after graduating would help me…guess Endo is the new Ortho now.
Still a lot of schools yet to send invites. Stay positive.
 
It’s hard to! I have 10% chance at any of the schools left. I knew I shouldn’t even bother applying since I failed NBDE 2 once. I was hoping my experiences after graduating would help me…guess Endo is the new Ortho now.
Don’t give up yet, there’s still more interview rounds from what people are telling me!
 
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If this helps, I took ADAT last year and no one asked me for score, not even for the exam itself, nada. I’d think they don’t care about it. Luckily I got a position but I think taking that exam was a massive waste of my time
did they not ask because the score automatically got sent to schools?
 
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Tufts also sent additional invite today via email. Interview dates the same as previously listed
 
Updated for UCSF:

University of Alabama at Birmingham -
Loma Linda University -
University of California at Los Angeles -
University of California at San Francisco - Invites sent June 17th for interviews on July 11th and 12th
University of Southern California -
University of the Pacific -
University of Connecticut -Invites sent June 7th for June 26th - virtual interview
Nova Southeastern University -
University of Florida -
Georgia Regents University (Augusta Univ) - Invites sent (May 28, email), Interview (July 8)
University of Illinois at Chicago -
Southern Illinois University -
Indiana University - Invites sent (May 30, email), Interview (July 8)
University of Iowa -
University of Louisville -Invite sent (June 16, email), Interview (July 12)
University of Kentucky - Invites sent (June 10th, email), Interviews on July 19th
Louisiana State University
-Invites sent (May, phone), Interview (July 12)
University of Maryland -
Boston University - invites sent (June 14, email), Interview (July 19, 26, 29)
Harvard University -
Tufts University - invites sent (June 11th and 17th), interviews July 15,16,17
University of Detroit Mercy -
University of Michigan -
University of Minnesota -
Saint Louis University - Invites sent (June 11, June 14, email), Interview (July 9)
University of Missouri-Kansas City -
University of Nebraska -
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine -
Columbia University -
NYU Langone (Lutheran Medical Center) -
NYU Langone Puerto Rico -
New York University - Invites sent on June 5th by email, interviews on June 18th
Stony Brook University -
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York -
University of North Carolina -
Case Western Reserve University -
Ohio State University - Invite by phone on June 11th for July 9th/10th
Oregon Health & Science University -
Albert Einstein Medical Center - Invite (June 13, email), Interview (July 15)
Temple University -
University of Pennsylvania -
University of Pittsburgh - Invite (June 13, email), Interview (July 12)
Medical University of South Carolina -
University of Tennessee Health Science Center -
Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry - Invites sent June 13th for July 9th interview
University of Texas at Houston -
Invites sent (May 17), (June 4th - email), Interview (July 12)
University of Texas at San Antonio -
Virginia Commonwealth University -
University of Washington -
West Virginia University -
Marquette University -
VA New York - Invites sent (May 31, June 3, email), Interview (July 12)
 
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Updated for Minnesota:

University of Alabama at Birmingham -
Loma Linda University -
University of California at Los Angeles -
University of California at San Francisco - Invites sent June 17th for interviews on July 11th and 12th
University of Southern California -
University of the Pacific -
University of Connecticut -Invites sent June 7th for June 26th - virtual interview
Nova Southeastern University -
University of Florida -
Georgia Regents University (Augusta Univ) - Invites sent (May 28, email), Interview (July 8)
University of Illinois at Chicago -
Southern Illinois University -
Indiana University - Invites sent (May 30, email), Interview (July 8)
University of Iowa -
University of Louisville -Invite sent (June 16, email), Interview (July 12)
University of Kentucky - Invites sent (June 10th, email), Interviews on July 19th
Louisiana State University
-Invites sent (May, phone), Interview (July 12)
University of Maryland -
Boston University - invites sent (June 14, email), Interview (July 19, 26, 29)
Harvard University -
Tufts University - invites sent (June 11th and 17th), interviews July 15,16,17
University of Detroit Mercy -
University of Michigan -
University of Minnesota - invite sent (June 17th, phone), interview July 11th and 12th
Saint Louis University - Invites sent (June 11, June 14, email), Interview (July 9)

University of Missouri-Kansas City -
University of Nebraska -
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine -
Columbia University -
NYU Langone (Lutheran Medical Center) -
NYU Langone Puerto Rico -
New York University - Invites sent on June 5th by email, interviews on June 18th
Stony Brook University -
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York -
University of North Carolina -
Case Western Reserve University -
Ohio State University - Invite by phone on June 11th for July 9th/10th
Oregon Health & Science University -
Albert Einstein Medical Center - Invite (June 13, email), Interview (July 15)
Temple University -
University of Pennsylvania -
University of Pittsburgh - Invite (June 13, email), Interview (July 12)
Medical University of South Carolina -
University of Tennessee Health Science Center -
Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry - Invites sent June 13th for July 9th interview
University of Texas at Houston -
Invites sent (May 17), (June 4th - email), Interview (July 12)
University of Texas at San Antonio -
Virginia Commonwealth University -
University of Washington -
West Virginia University -
Marquette University -
VA New York - Invites sent (May 31, June 3, email), Interview (July 12)
 
It's difficult to update the actual list in my phone so I'll do it tomorrow on my computer, but Louisville sent out more invites today.
 
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not Minnesota 😭😭😭😭 offically out of the race.. see you next year guys 🫡
 
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