dentigerous said:thanks for the input. Besides the southern schools are there any you would consider from west coast or the north in general
I'm in Dallas at Parkland's program and we do anesthesia with the Baylor guys here at Parkland. They're definately a good bunch of guys. It's interesting when we talk about our strengths and weaknesses. I think Baylor is better than Parkland for people who want to do private practice with pretty up-to-date procedures (tibia bone grafts, etc.). Because it's a private practice type of setting, their patients actually have appointments throughout the day. In contrast, the Parkland clinic schedules about 100 people per day for 8:00 am. About 60 will show up and your job is to edentulate Dallas County as fast as you can. Impacted 3rds? We don't need no stinkin' sedation, it takes too long. Baylor has a better implant and pre-prosthetic surgery component, which is Parkland's weakness. On the other hand, Parkland's strengths are in training in things like Moh's repair, trauma, skin cancer, trauma, cosmetics, and even trauma. We finally have a Head & Neck fellowship trained guy also.GatorDMD said:Baylor and Louisville are that strong?
I think UAB is one of the best programs in the country as far as scope and the aggressive nature (everything gets operated). Birmingham is also a great place to live and raise a family. Most yankees don't realize this and think "what the hell's in Alabama?" but it's a beautiful city.Battlesign said:What are the strong and weak points of these programs?
Question is which one would be best to interview at?
What's going on with Ohio State?north2southOMFS said:4 or 6 year?
Four year- i would say Ohio State, although they have some serious faculty turmoil going on. Iowa was always very strong. Seattle i thought was very well rounded. Not familiar with the chicago programs or cali programs so ?
6 year- Nebraska is a great 5 year bread and butter program, michigan in ann arbor is very good, don't know about the ohio dual degree programs...I heard that UCSF now is 6 years for everyone, not just those guys who went to ivy league dental schools, so that is a plus. Oregon is a very good 6 year program. don't know much else about the cali schools like i said above.
I really only applied and ranked southern schools cause of their broad scope of practice, with an occasional northern school cause the weather is way better!
OMFS2B said:What's going on with Ohio State?
dentigerous said:Hey all,
What is "IN YOUR OPINION" the top 5 OMS programs (6 years) right now in terms of reputation in the dental field.
I would remove maryland from your list.omfsres said:Here's my list:
UAB? Miami? Maryland? I'm not sure about the fifth member of the team.
Not San Antonio. They aren't bad, but I don't think they stand out particularly. There were some financial issues in the department that even involved resident's salaries. Have to ask Jediwendell how the department is now.
--Tx OMS, logged in as omsres
I remember there being a fair amount of fighting between OMFS, ENT, and plastics. I think the plastics chairman went to dental school, then medical school, then plastics so he feels superior to OMFS and thinks he can do everything we do, though he's not an OMFS. Also, the program director is kinda gruff in my experience.Battlesign said:Jediwendell or anyone else.
What is the situation at San Antonio?
I externed at Cook County for 3 weeks and I had a great time there. I actually found out about Cook County from a UIC OMFS resident. I was initially going to do a month at UIC, but an UIC OMFS resident tells me not to go there, instead go to Cook County for externship.Maxillicious said:Any word, thoughts, ideas on UIC ??? How about when compared to Cook County??
Are these country club or hard core?
tx oms said:I remember there being a fair amount of fighting between OMFS, ENT, and plastics. I think the plastics chairman went to dental school, then medical school, then plastics so he feels superior to OMFS and thinks he can do everything we do, though he's not an OMFS. Also, the program director is kinda gruff in my experience.
Sounds like a classy guy. Not many program directors would support the guy that just put a kink in their program.Jediwendell said:...Startzell is kindof gruff, and has a weird sense of humor, but he would give you the shirt off of his back if he thought you needed it. We had a resident get his car stolen and startzell let him drive his truck for about a month and a half. He also wrote me a phenomenal letter of recommendation for ortho after I dropped out of the program. Not too many people will do that for you.
Maybe he was glad to see you go. Two contrasting ways to look at that exceptional letter of recommendation.Jediwendell said:Very true about Plastics. Dr. Wang is an OMS trained plastics guy and can be a real jerk about some things. ENT is actually a service that we got along well with. I have seen much worse infighting, and in the end, there is more than enough for everyone. We were really busy. Startzell is kindof gruff, and has a weird sense of humor, but he would give you the shirt off of his back if he thought you needed it. We had a resident get his car stolen and startzell let him drive his truck for about a month and a half. He also wrote me a phenomenal letter of recommendation for ortho after I dropped out of the program. Not too many people will do that for you.