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Third year freshman?!

Discussion in 'Dental' started by DMD2Bee87, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. DMD2Bee87

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    This is my first year in dental school. There is a guy in my class that says he failed a couple of classes his first year and he was allowed to repeat but they made him split his first year into two years. So that means that he will be a d1 for three years?? Wow...I didn't know dental schools did this? It just sounded a little harsh to me....but I guess he's still there so it can't be that bad, right? I'm nervous now. :scared:
     
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  3. Daurang

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    He's lucky he's allowed to stay. He must have special connections because other students would be washing test tubes as their occupation right now.
     
  4. SoulPower

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    Lol, was thinking the same thing. Or he's definitely got lots of monies to "donate" to the school. :rolleyes:
     
  5. DMD2Bee87

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    LOL. I know right.
     
  6. 7 Iron

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    Sounds about right. That's what I did with my B.S. before applying to dental school! LOL
     
  7. rarm1

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    yes he is lucky... every student should be given the chance especially if they have problems that will not affect their treatment of patients.

    Some have "learning problems" - takes long to read - need more time for courses/exams

    Some have personal problems at home where they need to spend more time with the family - some have medical problems where they did more time while being treated.

    When I was in school (seems like 100 years ago) My younger brother was dying and I wanted to be with him and drop out/leave of absence. The Dean at Penn - Lester Burket - worked with me... told me to do what I can... and my grades will disappear If I had to repeat the year.... I have been maintaining that compassionate behavior ever since
     

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