A friend of mine goes to USC and she says USC's curriculum is a little out of control right now - problem-based learning tutorials are a bit of a mess. She says she wishes for a normal curriculum. But that's just her.Johnson22 said:Which would you choose? Why?
I am from right in the middle in OC. I have heard mixed feelings about PBL, but I liked the program when I was there. I just want to make sure that I make the right decision. I have heard great things about both schools. My fiancee is an undergrad at USC and will graduate in May so I am leaning that direction. It will probably be a lot easier for her to get the job she wants in LA. Basically I just want to make sure that USC will prepare me correctly for the boards and prepare me to be a great dentist. Thanks for all the help with your responses!egpndoc said:depends on where ur from, what u want to do after you graduate, if u like the big city or the suburbs, if you are religious etc.
Thats what I have heard. Several dentists that I have talked to in Southern California have said that you definately want to be from USC. And those dentists were from other dental schools.ecrdoubles15 said:the one thing I like about USC is the connections they have afterwards with their alumni so you are pretty much taken care of
USUaggie said:USC has a better football team. Then again, if you go to LLU you could form a football team and be on it and play against USC. LLU Ninja Pirates!
I didn't apply to USC so I don't know anything about them that hasn't been mentioned already. I am looking forward to LLU's service missions - once a month they go to mexico and then in the summers to places like Fiji, Philippines, Guatemala, etc. You pay 1/3 of the cost and the school covers the rest. Next year at this time you could be practicing dentistry in mexico!
I think I'd prefer LLU's location. All the city attractions are an hour away so it's not bad for the weekend, but at USC you wouldn't have time during the week to go clubbing or bar-hopping anyway. Classes get out early friday so I plan on putting my surfboard (which I don't have yet) in my truck (also need to purchase) and heading to the beaches.
Religion -RiversideS13 said:....Also you might end up to study alot of SDA believe and bibles in order to do well in religion classes..... Most of students i knew lost lots of weight in D1 and D2....
My dentist came from USC and she got the same deal. She went to Mexico and worked at a mission in Tijuana and got to go to Puerto Rico to do more charity work. This is not exclusive to LLU. Mexico is just convenient and because the people there are grateful to get any work done. Don't be misled by the idea of "studying abroad."USUaggie said:Also, with Mexico missions being offered every month throughout the whole 4 years, I doubt that the 3rd and 4rth year students take all the spots. I was informed that freshman go too. The fact that they have this program established and most other schools don't would mean a much greater opportunity to practice dentistry earlier.
Yea, that's a good point. Just cause USC won the Orange Bowl and a murdering football superstar came out of its ranks doesn't make it an academic powerhouse or anything. What sort of alumni are we talking about?budge311 said:Ok, I've heard a lot of rumors about the "alumni power" of USC and that you have the best connections. Does anybody have any actual proof of this? What does that mean anyway? How can that help you if you are a dentist trying to start a business?
My dad graduated USC dental in 78' and I've NEVER heard him say anything that there is this sort of USC advantage or something like that.
First off, I'm not a complainer, so that probably won't happen. On the other hand, I might try throwing a complaint out there for the sake of watching you get a shovel, place all of your instruments on it, and then......RiversideS13 said:....so in the future if i hear you complain in class, i am going to shovel my dental tools into your ass.
As I mentioned earlier, I don't know much about USC (except that Norm Chow is a genius offensive coordinater). That's cool that they offer those too.EyeAmCommi said:My dentist came from USC and she got the same deal. She went to Mexico and worked at a mission in Tijuana and got to go to Puerto Rico to do more charity work. This is not exclusive to LLU. Mexico is just convenient and because the people there are grateful to get any work done. Don't be misled by the idea of "studying abroad."