Specialty Placement

Chris125

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    There has been a lot of discussion recently about the percentage of dental school graduates being placed in specialty programs from various schools. Harvard, Columbia and UPenn have the highest percentages I've seen (self-reported stats below). If you have accurate stats from other top "specialty-placing" schools feel free to add them to this list.

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    Harvard

    Year................................................................................ 2005
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    GPR..................................................................................... 4
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    Specialty - Endodontics........................................................... 8
    Specialty - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery........................................ 3
    Specialty - Orthodontics.......................................................... 9
    Specialty - Pedodontics........................................................... 4
    Specialty - Periodontics........................................................... 3
    Specialty - Prosthodontics....................................................... 2
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    TOTAL................................................................................ 33
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    Percent Specializing..........................................(29/33) = 88%

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    Columbia

    Year................................................................................ 2005
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    AEGD.................................................................................. 10
    GPR.................................................................................... 27
    Private Practice...................................................................... 1
    Special Needs Fellowship.......................................................... 1
    Indian Health Service.............................................................. 1
    NHSC................................................................................... 1
    Uniformed Services................................................................. 1
    Masters in Public Health........................................................... 2
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    Specialty - Endodontics........................................................... 2
    Specialty - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery........................................ 8
    Specialty - Orthodontics.......................................................... 8
    Specialty - Pedodontics........................................................... 6
    Specialty - Periodontics........................................................... 1
    Specialty - Prosthodontics....................................................... 4
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    TOTAL................................................................................ 75
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    Percent Specializing..........................................(29/75) = 39%

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    UPenn

    Year................................................................................ 2005
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    AEGD.................................................................................. 13
    GPR.................................................................................... 26
    Private Practice.................................................................... 36
    Teaching............................................................................... 6
    Undecided............................................................................. 9
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    Specialty - Endodontics........................................................... 5
    Specialty - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery........................................ 6
    Specialty - Orthodontics........................................................ 10
    Specialty - Pedodontics........................................................... 5
    Specialty - Periodontics........................................................... 4
    Specialty - Prosthodontics....................................................... 6
    Specialty - Oral Medicine......................................................... 2
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    TOTAL.............................................................................. 128
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    Percent Specializing........................................(38/128) = 30%

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      a lot of columbia students ONLY apply to AEGD and GPR as well.... so even tho only 39% go into speciality the % that applied is close to that.

      so far we've had 100% match to Endo and Prostho and I think Perio for the 06 year.
       
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        I would not worry to much about specializing before you start your Dental School. Without any experience you don't know what you will like. During my Dental School interview everyone i met wanted to be an oral surgeon. After 3 yrs of School hardly anyone wanted to do OMS anymore.
         

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          griffin04 said:
          Those numbers don't mean much. There could have been 15 students who applied for OMS from Columbia, but only 6 actually got in. You can't assume that everyone who applied gets in. Those who didn't get in are probably doing something in the non-specialty groups (GPR/AEGD/etc.).

          True. Those numbers don't mean much at all.
           

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            Demeter said:
            I would not worry to much about specializing before you start your Dental School. Without any experience you don't know what you will like. During my Dental School interview everyone i met wanted to be an oral surgeon. After 3 yrs of School hardly anyone wanted to do OMS anymore.

            Sage advice. Doing dental work changes your mind about what you like and don't like. It's one thing to read a subject in a book, and quite another to actually do it.
             

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              Isn't Harvard's class size 35-36 (not 33)?

              Chris125 said:
              There has been a lot of discussion recently about the percentage of dental school graduates being placed in specialty programs from various schools. Harvard, Columbia and UPenn have the highest percentages I've seen (self-reported stats below). If you have accurate stats from other top "specialty-placing" schools feel free to add them to this list.

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              Harvard

              Year................................................................................ 2005
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              GPR..................................................................................... 4
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              Specialty - Endodontics........................................................... 8
              Specialty - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery........................................ 3
              Specialty - Orthodontics.......................................................... 9
              Specialty - Pedodontics........................................................... 4
              Specialty - Periodontics........................................................... 3
              Specialty - Prosthodontics....................................................... 2
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              TOTAL................................................................................ 33
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              Percent Specializing..........................................(29/33) = 88%
               
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