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moolah

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I know there are a lot of on-going threads for surgery internships but i'd like to get feedback on UCLA's program more specifically..

Any information, opinion, experience or whatever would be helpful :)

and while i'm at it, i still had 2 other questions.
- does anyone know of any other surg internship where the "patriotic act" is not an issue (aka they take foreign students)
- i will be graduating from dental school next year at 22 and was wondering if my young age would decrease my chances of scoring an internship (i've done 2 externships, worked in a clinic and plan on writing a paper... and my scores are fine i guess and i'll be taking the nbde I this summer)

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the information I have is admittedly at least 2nd hand. But as I have heard, the UCLA interns are low-man on the totem pole. GPR/AEGD residents and OMFS residents all get precedent for all OS. The intern is often relegated to scut work only with the occasional extraction. Again, this is second hand. Some of the UCLA OMFS residents might be better at shedding light on that experience.
 

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the information I have is admittedly at least 2nd hand. But as I have heard, the UCLA interns are low-man on the totem pole. GPR/AEGD residents and OMFS residents all get precedent for all OS. The intern is often relegated to scut work only with the occasional extraction. Again, this is second hand. Some of the UCLA OMFS residents might be better at shedding light on that experience.


is this spot(s) already filled for the 2008-2009 year?
 

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UCLA is a good laid back program, it has long standing reputation of being a country club program with a scope of practice limited to bread and butter. This might be a good place to do your residency if your interested in a bread and butter private practice. But for an internship I think your better off going somewhere known for having an intense internship, for example, Parkland, LSU, Emory, Miami, or Knoxville. In these program you'll learn more in 1 month of internship than you would in a year in some internships.
 
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