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USC ASPID VS UCSF IDP ? BETTER CLINICAL?

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Hi, I am an international dentist and do not know the advantages of one California school on the other. have been accepted to UCSF and USC International Dentist program of 2 years. I want to practice as a general practitioner after my DDS, in the bay area. I want a program that is more clinical and prepares me to practice in a private dental office as soon as I get out of a dental school. Your inputs would be appreciated. If I could connect with some current students and Alumni of these schools, that would be great to understand the programs.
 

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None of the IDPs will prepare you clinically enough to work efficiently straight out of school.
If you had no experience in your home country, you will be up for a rough start.
Local “regular “students go to residency to gain experience
Choose less expensive program
 
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Talk to the students who are doing the program and talk to the local dentists where you are interested in practicing. As per what I have heard, the IDP program at UCSF will prepare you more to specialise (residency) while USC is more clinical/private practice based. But if you already have good general dentistry experience from your home country, then you will be fine. Make a list of pros and cons for both the school including your personal goals and make a decision.
Good Luck!
 
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