How much debt are you in? what do you think about the rising cost of dental school?
How is it living in San Francisco as a student? What are some of your favorite things about UCSF dental, and where are you headed for your Ortho residency?
I have 1 LOR remaining from my science professor that said he will submit early august. If I submit my application without it, can I still receive secondary applications? I know in med school applications, you submit your LOR with you secondaries, so I was just wondering if dental school applications are the same thing
What are some things you did to help with your application for ortho?
What are tips you have for ortho interviews?
Did you do any externships?
Did you take the GRE if so what resources did you find helpful?
Ty for taking your time to answer questions
If you don't mind me asking, how many ortho residencies did you apply to and how many interview invites did you get? If applicable, what was your class rank (or estimate)? What kind of questions did they ask at the residency interviews and what was the toughest? I'm looking at applying to ortho this cycle but I'm not sure how many to apply to.
Why did you choose Ortho?
You'll do fine. Congrats on the acceptance.Personal preference on the scope of practice I would like to do and longevity.
Your and Charlestweed's posts helped a lot while I was making my decision to apply last year. Thanks doc for sharing your knowledge and I look forward to your future posts. Hopefully ortho is still viable in the future
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions.
Can you share a bit on your clinical experience in terms of preparedness, competency and range of procedures at UCSF? Would you say UCSF offers plenty of opportunities (patient pool) to students to work with/ prepare them to be a GP?
In my mind, cost of the program is the main factor in selecting a program. Yes it is true that you won't know what programs are truly like until you attend them, but at the end of the day your debt will follow you well beyond graduation from ortho. When I made my list, I established a threshold of what I was willing to pay for an ortho residency. I didn't even bother to spend money for apps to programs like NYU, USC, UOP...etc because I know that I cannot afford to attend those programs in good conscience.Hi, I'm a D3 getting ready to apply to ortho. I'm also from a PNP school. I was wondering what your process was in selecting ortho residencies. Like applying to dental school, it's really hard to know what the schools are really like until you attend them. What kind of questions would you ask admissions/ residents? I know a lot of interviewees ask if they can complete a case (especially if it's only a 2 year program or less). What other questions would be good to ask?
Also, what would you have done differently if you were to apply again?
Thanks for your responses!