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Teaching Dental School?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by quantumhead, Mar 8, 2002.

  1. quantumhead

    quantumhead Verrucas Vulgaris 7+ Year Member

    Feb 13, 2002
    Richmong, VA
    OK, how many of you would consider teaching?

    When? Right after you graduated or after a while in practice?

    Would loan reimbursement sway you any toward teaching after graduation?

    What other types of programs do you think would be successful in drawing teachers?

    Last, what is your favorite color and why?
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  3. ItsGavinC

    ItsGavinC Dentist Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    I would *love* to teach, but there would have to be a pretty nice package in place to lure me.

    Loan reimbursement would help, but the 45-60k salary in place for the majority of dentists in the academic setting just wouldn't cut if for my family and me.

    Serious reforms need to take place in this area (as I am sure we all know). My health professions advisor is constantly passing around information regarding DSTP (similar to the med student MSTP), dual degrees, etc.

    The benefits just aren't there right now -- and especially not if full loan reimbursement isn't in place!
  4. tinker bell

    tinker bell 1K Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 18, 2001
    vallejo, CA
    I would teach & do research if I graduate from a cheap state school. If I had a $200,000 loan, I will have to work for a few years before I can even think about it
  5. dmd1272

    dmd1272 Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 28, 2002
    Definitely, but not full time only as an adjunct, also not immediately after, I would like to have at least 15-20 years of experience first, then yeah, I think it would be very rewarding. As long as they pay you a nominal know pay for your lunch and a good parking spot I would. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

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