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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by SharpayxX, May 26, 2008.

  1. SharpayxX


    Mar 25, 2008
    How important is it to take a psychology class if I want to be a dentist? I have already taken sociology, but some people told me psychology was more important to include in my course load since it helps with doctor-patient relationships. I, however, figure that as long as psychology isn't a requirement for the dental schools I want to apply to then I can just not take it.
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  3. Sbosu

    Sbosu Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 13, 2006
    I dont think its that important unless its a prerequisite such as at Michigan
  4. jigabodo

    jigabodo Dentist 10+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2006
    Louisville, KY
    I didn't take any sort of psych, and I doubt it hindered me.
  5. Hysteria24

    Hysteria24 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 21, 2002
    Yep, and there are a few other out there as well... I would suggest double checking the school requirements for where you will be (or anticipate) applying. If it's not required by any of those schools, then don't bother.
  6. kikomon616


    May 19, 2008
    I called Michigan and asked about the sociology requirement (I already had psych covered). They told me that its not too important of a prerequesite... They'll still interview and accept you and just ask you to take it at a junior college before you get there.
  7. Hysteria24

    Hysteria24 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 21, 2002
    That was my case exactly! I thought I had completed it all along until I was accepted. (THe class I took cross-listed as sociology at my school ,but Michigan thought otherwise). Moral of the story is you can get all the way to an acceptance before having to worry about it.

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