hmmm dilemma here: UCLA or UoP or Penn or Columbia? (i apologize if this is a redundant post) anywho... i was JUST about to send in my deposit to UCLA, buuuut something is holding me back. what school would y'all choose? UCLA: i had my heart set on this school since i decided to pursue dentistry. i've heard i should go here if i intend to specialize because if i just want to go into general, it may not be worth the effort. not 100% sure if i'mg going to pursue anything after ds, but i am considering endo or o.s. or research. plus, i'm incredibly nervous about going here because i'm super scared that i'll be at the bottom of my class and plus i'm highly intimidated by the competition. 4 years at ucla was hard enough, but i'm not too keen on more intense competition! UoP: go here if i want to be a general practitioner. i've heard some amazing stuff about this place, but i'm worried about the 3 yr program and i've heard rumors that the graduates have to take a lot of continuing ed courses because they never learned some of the stuff... any confirmations on that? the only reason i'd consider the 2 east coast schools is solely based on their locations. i've heard i should get out of so cal. but i heard the clinical is somewhat lacking at both schools.... i'm not too worried about price because i want to take out a military scholarship. good luck with this cycle everybody!