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Ortho Residency GPA/class rank

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Champ17

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Def not worth it! If your class rank isn't too high you should work on other aspects of your application and try to offset a lower rank.

That’s what I’m thinking too! Trying to get some research experience and get more involved in clubs and volunteering, but it doesn’t help that everything is halted bc of corona lol... Just gonna do my best and see what happens next year!
 
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AONLINE

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If you are desperate I'm sure you could get into university of Georgia. No one wants to go there because the tuition is so high
An orthodontist on this forum was implying that even the Georgia program still gets to be picky among their plenty of applicants. So it's not like everyone who's willing to pay would get in, according to him. Any truth to that?
 
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An orthodontist on this forum was implying that even the Georgia program still gets to be picky among their plenty of applicants. So it's not like everyone who's willing to pay would get in, according to him. Any truth to that?
I'm not too sure. On the interview cycle someone was saying how there were like a couple hundred applicants for the program and I was really shocked, but then they were saying the sentiment when they were talking to the residents at the interview was that you can pretty much get accepted if you want.

It seems the match system really inflates how many people apply and doesnt really offer an accurate representation as everyone accepts to go somewhere else.

However, I did not apply there and I do not know anyone there so I dont really have any solid basis to this.
 
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Just curious what a competitive GPA/class rank is for ortho residency?
someone from my dental school class got in with a class rank exactly at 20% (rank of 24/115) right out of dental school. others who matched to ortho and got accepted had a better class rank than this person. I'm sure GPR/ years of pvt practice experience/ WHO YOU KNOW can make just as much of an impact.
 
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I'm not too sure. On the interview cycle someone was saying how there were like a couple hundred applicants for the program and I was really shocked, but then they were saying the sentiment when they were talking to the residents at the interview was that you can pretty much get accepted if you want.

It seems the match system really inflates how many people apply and doesnt really offer an accurate representation as everyone accepts to go somewhere else.

However, I did not apply there and I do not know anyone there so I dont really have any solid basis to this.
Based on the ADA’s published figures and Goergia’s reported numbers in the 2019-2020 cycle they “only” had 79 applicants.

Most ortho programs seem to be between 100-200 with a couple outliers.
 
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mmc12

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Def not worth it! If your class rank isn't too high you should work on other aspects of your application and try to offset a lower rank.
The Georgia program has always had a ton of post-match spots. I'm not sure how many people they get vying for those seats, but it's probably safe to say that it's not super competitive to get a post match spot there.
 
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