Dr. Music

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Hi guys and gals.

Well, I'm a relatively new pre-dent student. I was a med school student, but I decided that I didn't want to go that route for many reasons, so here I am, still pursuing medicine, but from another perspective (and another body part :)). Anyhoo, I have got 2 questions for you guys and any feedback would be appreciated.

1. When is the best time to take the DAT? I'm taking the Kaplan prep course and I plan on studying for another month or month and a half afterward. It starts this coming Monday and ends April 23rd, I believe. Will it be too late to take it in June? Correct me if I'm wrong but applications come out in June don't they? So if I took it in June, would it be bad?


2. Have any of you considered a Euro school? The thought just popped into my head this morning, so I haven't done mushc research on it, but are there any sorts of special provisions needed in order to practice medicine back in the states after graduating from a school in say, Germany or England? Anyone have anymore info on this?

Thanks a lot
 

rocknightmare

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Dr. Music said:
Hi guys and gals.

Well, I'm a relatively new pre-dent student. I was a med school student, but I decided that I didn't want to go that route for many reasons, so here I am, still pursuing medicine, but from another perspective (and another body part :)). Anyhoo, I have got 2 questions for you guys and any feedback would be appreciated.

1. When is the best time to take the DAT? I'm taking the Kaplan prep course and I plan on studying for another month or month and a half afterward. It starts this coming Monday and ends April 23rd, I believe. Will it be too late to take it in June? Correct me if I'm wrong but applications come out in June don't they? So if I took it in June, would it be bad?


2. Have any of you considered a Euro school? The thought just popped into my head this morning, so I haven't done mushc research on it, but are there any sorts of special provisions needed in order to practice medicine back in the states after graduating from a school in say, Germany or England? Anyone have anymore info on this?

Thanks a lot

my understanding for foreign dental graduates you will have to take the NDBE 1 then go to schools that accept international students do 2 years then continue as normal.
 

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rocknightmare said:
my understanding for foreign dental graduates you will have to take the NDBE 1 then go to schools that accept international students do 2 years then continue as normal.
I believe you are correct. In essence the foreign dentist still has to do 2 years at a US school and pass all licensure exams, but only after passing NBDE I with high scores (usually 90+) to gain admission in the first place.