2+ Year Member
- Jul 21, 2016
First off, please forgive me if any of these questions seem ridiculous. I'm only a few weeks into school. As of now, I'm perfectly fine practicing as a general dentist. I am curious, though, if let's say I manage to do very well throughout my 4 years. Would I be in a position to specialize using GPA/class rank alone? Is research or anything else officially/unofficially mandatory for specializing? What does it take to specialize in each of the different specialties? Are there programs with stipends? How strong of an influence does high school & undergraduate performance have on getting specialty program interviews and acceptances?