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UCLA Vs USC

Discussion in 'International Dental' started by DentalChamp, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. DentalChamp

    DentalChamp Junior Member

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    Folks, I have been accepted at both these Schools. Any inputs on either of these schools and which one to prefer.
     
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  3. Chompers

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    USC is a better program, and their team rocks. :thumbup:
     
  4. Toothavenue

    Toothavenue Senior Member
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    Hi,

    Congrats on being accepted at both the schools.
    It really does depend on what you look for in your education.
    Specialty, career path, life style, and amount of debt, traditional teaching or PBL
    I would focus on these areas to make the right decision.

    USC

    -PBL methodology- teaching
    -Great campus and weather
    -Good patient pool
    -Not a good specialty rate (from what I have heard)

    UCLA

    -Traditional lecture format -teaching
    -UCLA provides an excellent didactic education and clinical training,
    -High specialty rate, great campus and weather
    -Have the opportunity to learn what to do for patients with very complex problems.
    -Does well with the board scores & sending many of its graduates on to specialties
    -General clinic is new and nice
    -Good patient pool
    -You can't beat the price, or the location.
    -UCLA is probably in top 5 in terms of difficulty in getting in.

    Good Luck
    TA


     
  5. DentalChamp

    DentalChamp Junior Member

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    Thanks Chompers and Toothavenue. This is very useful. Do you know which school is better re financial aid.
     
  6. Desi-Dentist

    Desi-Dentist Senior Member
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    Hi DentalChamp!

    Congrats. That is quite an accomplishment. My opinion is to join UCLA. It is much harder to get into and the school seems to have a better rep, and more post-grad opportunities. I don't know about the financial aid difference though. You will have to check with each school.
     

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