I keep hearing that people start class at 8am everyday at least during years 1-2. Is that true? I also hear that when clinics start you have to get there even earlier. What time does everyone start school and how many days / week?
Everyday differs at BU. Most days start at 8:30 and end around 4.
This semester we've had a lot of days start at 10 or even 11 and end around 2, especially near the end of the semester. There are times when we have anatomy lab and the class is divided up into 3, we'll have 2 hour breaks between the end of lecture and the start of lab.
Most of our exams are on a Monday but sometimes we'll have one on Thursday in addition to a Monday exam.
You can check out our schedule online at the dental school website (academic affairs)