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I doubt anyone will have hard data to show you. Historically, these schools have the highest specialty match rates per class (at 15% or more/class): harvard, columbia, penn, ucla, ucsf, uconn. Most other proven programs, such as UOP, hover around 10% match rate/class.

Keep in mind, this could mean several things including, more students from these programs choose to apply for specialty programs year over year.
 
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I was asking more along the lines of (how many people apply)/(how many get matched), not how much of the class decides to specialize. Thanks for the response, though! I have to agree with your last statement, as I hear students from UoP generally want to practice general dentistry.
 

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I was asking more along the lines of (how many people apply)/(how many get matched), not how much of the class decides to specialize. Thanks for the response, though! I have to agree with your last statement, as I hear students from UoP generally want to practice general dentistry.
Maybe talk to recent graduates of UOP directly? Shoot them a DM on instagram or something.
 
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I’m a UoP grad in a 6 year - we match well. I’ll always view UoP as one of the best decisions I ever made. You will have to work hard regardless of where you go to dental school!
 
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Thanks! Did you have to take an intern year? Or straight in? Do you remember how many applied vs how many matched into a 6 year? Thanks again!!

I went straight in. But it all depends on when you start pursuing OMFS. It’s a difficult road for a lot of people but it isn’t exclusive by any means. In our class 2/2 applied and matched. Most people at UoP are interested in general dentistry but more and more students are applying to OMFS. I think I recently heard 9 people are applying.
 
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