I have not shadowed anyone. However, several of my friends are doctors, my brother is a doctor (and he has been trying to convince me not to go into healthcare b/c he thinks healthcare industry is a nightmare) and I know several dentists personally. I have discussed this career change with them, and they support me, but they also pointed out this lack of experience. Unfortunately, they live and work in distant areas (northern NY, VA, MA).sidewalkman said:First of all, if you have no healthcare experience, then how do you know that this is what you want? Surely you have some shadowing or something else? Just saying, is all. It's harder to get dental experience than med experience during nights and weekends, but you should have something before starting a program.
At Temple, you will be taking classes strictly with the undergrads. I wasn't a fan of that, especially since the school admits a lot of transfer students who have different goals than a typical post-bacc. The area's not the greatest, as you know. The teaching quality I thought was mediocre. Overall, the setting just didn't 'click' with me; I didn't get a gut feeling that I belonged there.danala78 said:One more thing....why did you dislike Temple?