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***The Official Community College Thread***

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by LNinlove, May 9, 2007.

  1. LNinlove

    LNinlove Member 7+ Year Member

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    This thread is here for those of us who have gone to a CC and are pursuing an education in dentistry.

    Some of us have already gotten in to a dental school and some of us are working towards it. Hopefully those who have gotten accepted to a dental school with CC credits under their belt will inspire the rest of us.

    You can look at the poll started by PChemGrad...
    http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=399118

    Or another discussion on CC work...
    http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=398290

    Or if you aren't finding what you are looking for, do a search and see what pops up.
     
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  3. djeffreyt

    djeffreyt Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I'm sorry, but to make this really official, you need 8 asterisks.
     
  4. LNinlove

    LNinlove Member 7+ Year Member

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    Well, that must be why no one is responding. Do you know if that is 8 asterisks total, or per side of the title?
     
  5. PChemGrad

    PChemGrad I am a banana. 10+ Year Member

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    This is why I tried to start that poll.
    I loved my CC and got a great education, and am starting D-school in the fall.

    Come on people.
    Ohh according to the rules the more asterisk you have the more official the thread
     
  6. Mstoothlady2012

    Mstoothlady2012 5+ Year Member

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    I used to be a CC student...i opened a thread on CC as well...you guys might know about it...i am hoping for more responses on it & suggestions on dental schools where i can apply....thanks for opening this thread and the poll!:)
     
  7. LNinlove

    LNinlove Member 7+ Year Member

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    Ya, we should definately make a list of schools that are CC friendly...
     
  8. LNinlove

    LNinlove Member 7+ Year Member

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    Soda.....

    This bump's for you! :thumbup:
     
  9. SuperC

    SuperC SuperC DMD 5+ Year Member

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    I did my time at a CC!
     
  10. Ex_EE

    Ex_EE 2+ Year Member

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    Me too. I took most of my science prereqs there too.
     
  11. rimmies

    rimmies 2+ Year Member

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    I went to a CC so I'll happily join in the thread. I got a great education and helped tutor students at the bigger school down the road! Good luck to all my fellows cc kids looking to kick some butt in dschool.
     
  12. Pelotari

    Pelotari Pelotari 10+ Year Member

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    I have nothing but praises for the CC I attended. It was a wonderful experience for me.
     
  13. armorshell

    armorshell One Man Freak Show Dentist Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    CC survivor checking in!
     
  14. 151AND8TH

    151AND8TH 2+ Year Member

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    I am taking last few upper bio at CC..
     
  15. mestizo212

    mestizo212 2+ Year Member

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    hey guys im currently going to a CC and im really glad to see some people that are actually becoming dentists coming from CC. it really inspires me to see what people can achieve despite the negative views of looking down on CC's.

    Does anyone have advice for me? i would really appreciate it. I am going to start my 2nd year in fall. any tips on classes and transfers?
     
  16. sodapopinski

    sodapopinski 2+ Year Member

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    Thanks for the bump- this is very comforting.

    For those of you who did do CC courses, how many credits did you do there and what school accepted you? I believe that some schools, like Tufts, wants their students to have no CC credits. Others have limits. I'm hoping to get into a school that has a limit of 60 semester hours from a CC. Are they talking about the pre-requisites, or if you have done a considerable amount of time in a CC (like me) they'll toss your application because of your generals done at the CC? Just curious.
     
  17. PChemGrad

    PChemGrad I am a banana. 10+ Year Member

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    i took 98 units at a CC, that included all of my pre-reqs.
    Gen Chem, O-Chem, Bio, Physics, English, etc...

    Then I transfered to a University and finished my BS. I was accepted to 3 dental schools this past year.

    I did take a lot of upperdivision science classes after transferring.
     
  18. armorshell

    armorshell One Man Freak Show Dentist Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Same here, with 4 acceptances on 12/1
     
  19. mestizo212

    mestizo212 2+ Year Member

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    nice. lol my heros!

    question though. dont want to sound dumb, but after organic chem 2, bio 2, physics 2...what other sciences are there to take?
     
  20. rimmies

    rimmies 2+ Year Member

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    biochem, any other upper division bio classes.
     
  21. nate28

    nate28 7+ Year Member

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    The negative views of CC is what drove me to do well on the DAT, like I had to prove to non-CC people that that going to a CC didn't make me a weaker applicant. I don't think I would be where I am today if I didn't go to a CC.

    CCs are more personal that universities. Get to know your professors, and learn the material. (Especially the stuff that will be on the DAT.) If you can do that now, then when you get to a 4 year then you won't have any trouble competing w/ brainiacs.
     
  22. fifi1314

    fifi1314 fifi1314 7+ Year Member

    I m joining the CC club too!
    I was wondering does anyone have a list which schools are not accepting CC credits at all?!
     
  23. pmantz

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    I went to CC did extremely poorly(too much partying) went to a junior college, and then transfered to a satellite state school. I will be starting D-school in less then a month:eek:. What I admire about people who share similar backgrounds, is that maybe we all didn't start out as great students, but along the way we realized our goals, learned a hell of a lot and we get to see our dreams realized. I guess what I think is the most important point, it doesn' matter where you start, its how hard you work. Good Luck to you all..
     
  24. albodent

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    In for the cc here too. You know what makes the cc look bad, its the little annual colleges that give masters in 3 months!! Admissions hear cc and automatically compare to the above colleges and think balancing equations and long breaks in chem classes. I was looking at a couple of the d-schools in the guide and many of them do not even want to see you if you are from a cc regardless of your stats. They should tell students this before they enroll in the cc. To tell you guys the truth, I would have never attended a cc if I knew that it was so badly looked upon. Did not speak English very well back then and school was school so I went. Just make sure you guys dont waste your money applying to schools that dont like cc credits.
     
  25. PChemGrad

    PChemGrad I am a banana. 10+ Year Member

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    What are you talking about??? I've never heard of a CC giving out masters degrees. CCs are only 2 years, the highest degree they can confer is an Associates degree.
     
  26. albodent

    albodent Member 5+ Year Member

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    No, I was talking about those online or night colleges that come up once a year that offer the compact degrees not cc's. They are the ones that cc's are compared to and degraded.
     
  27. pmantz

    pmantz Member 5+ Year Member

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    :eek::eek::eek::eek:
    Dude there is a lot of science still left:laugh:

    How about Cell, Devo, Micro, Biochem, Pchem, Analytical, Inorganic, Devo, Genetics, Evolution, Molecular, and those are just the basics.

    Please there is much more to science then preprofesional pre-reqs.
     
  28. johntara04

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    Depends on what degree you want, and what dental school you want to go to. For some schools and/or degrees, there is no science left. Some schools also require Micro and Anatomy and Physiology. I got into D.School with the absolute bare minimum science and although it saved me a year, it would of been nice to have the same science background as 90% of my class. I was at a huge disadvantage in the extra science classes/concepts in D.School.
     
  29. johntara04

    johntara04 Member 5+ Year Member

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    Here is my story. Graduated high school, had no idea what I wanted to do. Went to UVSC, got a 1.9 gpa my freshman year. :eek:

    Went on a LDS Mission, came home, decided I wanted to be a lawyer like my dad. Did a lot of pre-reqs for that. Hated them. Started looking into a science career, but didn't want to do medicine (for lots of reasons, basically all the typical ones; didn't want to be an employee, work weekends, nights, be on call....I understand that those "stereotyped" reasons aren't always true, but they were in my mind and perception is reality...). Met my wife, a hygienist.

    She worked for a doctor 2 days a week. I met him and he was a great guy. He said I should come in and watch him work for a couple days to see what it was like/gain an appreciation to what my wife does (mainly bc I couldn't believe how much she was being paid!). I fell in love with what he did.

    Called around to every school in Utah (BYU, Utah, USU, WSU) and Utah had a B.S. that I was 19 credits away from earning, so I withdrew from BYU and transferred to the U, did my pre-reqs in 1 yr and a summer session with the 19 credits thrown in here and there. Applied with the bare minimum pre-reqs (which was kind of sad, a lot of the schools I originally wanted to attend required more science coursework). I was hoping to get in with the bare, but if not, I would finish up the science work and apply again the next year.

    I applied to 10 schools, got into 2 on Dec. 1, one of which was Temple. I felt that Temple would prepare as good, if not better than any other school to do clinical dentistry, so I immediately accepted and canceled my application at the other schools. I have to say, it has been a wild ride, but I wouldn't change a second of it for anything.
     

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