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Touro’s potential for landing a speciality program vs TX public school

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by DenTalFluoride, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. DenTalFluoride

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    I was recently accepted to Touro and still waiting on a decision from UTHSCSA as a TX resident. With financial factors set aside, I’ve been debating even if I do get an acceptance from San Antonio, I might still go with Touro.

    I understand Touro is still in the experimental stage with the current D2 inaugural class. However, I feel the network and influence of the Touro brand will increase chances getting in a speciality compared to a big public school. Not to mention a more intimate relationship with the faculty for better LoR, more emphasis on clinical rather than research, and perhaps even less competition within the class. For now, I’m perfectly content being just a GP, but keeping my options open by taking the path of least resistance is nice.

    Again, while tuition does play a big role in regards to risk with more years in school, it is not the discussion here, but rather the schools and locations themselves. NY also requires every graduate to do a one year residency if they decide to practice in the state. Not too sure with the exact details, but it is another factor I am considering.
     
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  3. Alpha Centauri

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    Go to Texas if you get in
     
  4. sobertiger

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  5. schmoob

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    You'll have a better chance with SA.
     
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    For sure stay in Texas if you get in.
     
  7. doc toothache

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    Touro it is.
     
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  8. toothdriller2k17

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    what touro brand? i went to dental school in NY....yeah the touro brand is no bueno. their dental school is just another check on the list of money making schools they can open.

    their location in westchester county is great for safety reasons, as it is a nice and even affluent in a lot of parts...but with that said, what kind of patients will you see? dental schools thrive on seeing medicaid patients and low income patients.
     
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    Go to Texas, trust me.
     
  10. Str82th

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    This must be a joke.
     
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    Go to the cheaper school. Forget all the other factors.
     
  12. Touro all the way!
     
    #11 smellycarabelli69, Dec 7, 2017
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