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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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The one for HSDM is actual not self-reported. I would like to see Uconn and UCLA...
 

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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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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.).
 

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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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