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Guys I just read this article and it kind of scares me how easy they made it sound to be a dentist:

http://education.yahoo.net/degrees/article.jsp?article=_featured_highest_paying_careers

They start off with the trials and tribulations of people seeking a MD and then follow with this:

Dentists, however, have the distinction of being the only health care professional on that list that work, on average, fewer than 40 hours per week. Yet they continue earning between $85,000 and $120,000 per year, according to the BLS. The other bonus? Relatively fewer hours in school. Most dentists complete a bachelor's degree, four years in dental school, a licensing exam, and voila, you're a dentist.

It's rhetoric like this which will flood the applicant pool with people looking for "get rich quick" schemes. The adcoms will probably see through a lot of it, but then every once in awhile there'd be some of those people slipping in. This could only slowly ruin the profession...
 

bruinpredent

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Guys I just read this article and it kind of scares me how easy they made it sound to be a dentist:

http://education.yahoo.net/degrees/article.jsp?article=_featured_highest_paying_careers

They start off with the trials and tribulations of people seeking a MD and then follow with this:



It's rhetoric like this which will flood the applicant pool with people looking for "get rich quick" schemes. The adcoms will probably see through a lot of it, but then every once in awhile there'd be some of those people slipping in. This could only slowly ruin the profession...

think of it this way...that many more weak applications to make ours stand out. its all relative anyway :thumbup:
 

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It has already happened. I've been told by schools that they've received 2500+ applications this cycle.
 

djeffreyt

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2500 is chump change in # of applications in some schools.

My response to this thread is to check out the lovely thread in the dental forum on being Glorified Tooth Mechanics begun by FS
 

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yea..the numbers can be astronimical...as at an interview in October..and they guy told us that a friend of his on the adcom at Tufts told him that at the time they had already received over 5000 applications...by october!!
 
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