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Stats have gone up...

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by fourpointohoh, Feb 26, 2002.

  1. fourpointohoh

    fourpointohoh Senior Member
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    Dec 9, 2001
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    Hi guys,

    I was recently looking through one of my old medical/dental admissions information books and realized something quite interesting. The book I have is from 1992... exactly 10 years ago. In the stats section for dental schools, as compared with the stats section from the same book for 2002.... the dental school admissions stats are significantly lower in 1992. For instance, Boston University's average GPA was 2.6 in 1992 versus 2002's 3.2.

    Here are some more stats that really impressed me from 1992:

    Case Western: aver GPA- 2.75
    Creighton: 2.9
    University of Iowa: 2.5
    UCSF: 3.12!
    Marquette University: 2.74
    NYU: 2.87
    UOP: 2.77
    Pitts: 2.96
    Tufts: 2.86

    Sooooooo, what does everyone think about this? Why are things more competitive now only after 10 years?

    This should give you guys some material to throw at those established dentists that ya'll shadowed that told you "getting into dental school is so easy".


    <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> :rolleyes: <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> :D
  2. JML1DDS

    JML1DDS Member
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    Feb 21, 2002
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    The Avg. yearly income for a General Dentist is approx. $140,000/yr that is all GD's in US. I know many GD's earn more than that, but anyway the Avg. yearly income for a General Physician is approx. $140,000/yr. The GP salary is pretty standard it is quite common for a General dentist to make $200k/yr, but not for a GP. Also, a GP takes 4 yrs med school and minimum 3 yrs. residnecy. A GD takes 4 yrs dental school, that's it. GD's are not bound as much by insurance and HMO/PPO's. GD's are not on-call like a GP is. Denal specialists earn comparable salaries to medical specialits. Avg. yearly income for a dental specialist is Approx. $200k to $250k/yr that is avg. So people are wising up and realizing that dentistry actually has more money involved and less time commitment and very fulfilling career. GP's rarely work with hands, but GD's work with their hands alot and many people like that. GP's are mainly thinkers and GD's are thinkers and doer's. Dentistry is becoming more and more and more competitive now.
  3. dragonfly9

    dragonfly9 Frickin' Chicken
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    Sep 9, 2001
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    Two words: Grade Inflation.
  4. groundhog

    groundhog 1K Member
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    Nov 1, 2000
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    There is more to it than grade inflation. Average DAT scores of enrollees also increased per ADEA publication of 10 year study on dental school enrollment trends between 1989 and 1999.

    .....Overall GPA..Science GPA....DAT....PAT
    1989 3.04 2.89 15.6 16.2
    1999 3.35 3.26 18.1 17.1

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