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UCLA students: are you happy?

Discussion in 'Dental' started by ayoon80, Mar 15, 2002.

  1. ayoon80

    ayoon80 Member
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    I am attempting to choose between UCLA, UCSF and Loma Linda University. I'm not sure which would be best for me, but I know I would like to pursue orthodontics after I finish my four years..any feedback and advice would be appreciated!
     
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  3. mini tooth

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    I'm a first yr at UCLA... so far I really like it. The classes are not any harder than undergrad courses but the load is tremendous. We have about 8 classes per quarter so finals week is pretty harsh. It's not hard to pass (pass no pass system). It is quite difficult to get an "E" (honors) grade however. We don't get much free time. Basically we have class from 8am to 5pm straight with one hour lunch.
    UCLA students rank 2nd on boards exam so that will give you a pretty good chance for getting into a post grad program. You might want to get involved in research to improve your chances though. <img border="0" alt="[Pity]" title="" src="graemlins/pity.gif" />
     
  4. ayoon80

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    Thankyou for your response! I'm still torn between ucla and loma linda since I heard loma linda's ortho program is ranked 1 and its also easier to get in coming from loma linda..also that they accept 6 students into their program which is more than usual...any other thoughts on ortho, ucla or loma linda would be appreciated!
     
  5. ayoon80

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    Also, since ucla has a pass/no pass system, how do they rank the class? and do E's matter when you apply for post-grad programs? and how much?
     

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