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Which private rotating internships are considered the most competitive for residencies? I know the academic programs are highly regarded in general, but want to be in private practice for a year. AMC and Angell are the main ones that I know of as being highly competitive, but wanted other opinions.
 

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Depends on your chosen speciality, whether you want an academic or PP residency, and who the boarded specialists are at your internship location.
 

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Angell and AMC are definitely the top two for private practice and have a much longer track record than most of the vet school internships out there.
 

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VCA West LA and Alameda East in Denver (which I recently found out is now VCA) are also biggies for private practice in terms of reputation.

Gulf Coast I think as well, but Texas is a state I avoid at all costs so I don't know much about them. I do know it's a fairly big name.
 

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VCA West LA and Alameda East in Denver (which I recently found out is now VCA) are also biggies for private practice in terms of reputation.

Gulf Coast I think as well, but Texas is a state I avoid at all costs so I don't know much about them. I do know it's a fairly big name.
Gulf Coast is a big name for surgery, I know that much.
 

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Just gonna hop in on this and ask about Academic internships... I know NCSU has a great rep, Does anyone have any input on any of the other schools ?
 

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Just gonna hop in on this and ask about Academic internships... I know NCSU has a great rep, Does anyone have any input on any of the other schools ?
That's funny. I heard they were soul crushing by multiple residents.
 

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That's basically the definition of an internship/residency...
Yeah, but I mean they are worse than most. Obviously I don't know because I've not done one. But I've been advised to stay away from NCSU and Cornell.

I'm still trying to decide, but if I do an internship, I am going for private practice.
 

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That's funny. I heard they were soul crushing by multiple residents.
yes i would definitely say based on my experiences that that is VERY true. great for learning, but brutal. opens up a lot of opportunities if you can survive it though.
 

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Yeah, but I mean they are worse than most. Obviously I don't know because I've not done one. But I've been advised to stay away from NCSU and Cornell.

I'm still trying to decide, but if I do an internship, I am going for private practice.
choose your private practice carefully, there are plenty of brutal and soul crushing bad private practice internships. and i mean bad from a teaching, morale, and human stand point. at least in academia you will learn tons and have good teachers even if it is crushing.
 

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That's funny. I heard they were soul crushing by multiple residents.
Yeah, but I mean they are worse than most. Obviously I don't know because I've not done one. But I've been advised to stay away from NCSU and Cornell.

I'm still trying to decide, but if I do an internship, I am going for private practice.
What I have been told is they are very VERY selective - as in only accept 4.0's. BUT if you get the internship and then pursue a Residency, that you are very likely to get a residency.. When talking to a faculty member here she flat out asked me my GPA and then politely but bluntly told me to not even rank NCSU if I decided to pursue academic internships. :/

Do you mind sharing what you have heard about Cornell? Unfortunately there are only 4 schools that regularly offer Dentistry Residencies and Cornell is one of them. I have put them on my list of potential options if I decide to go that route. Feel free to PM me if you want!
 

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What I have been told is they are very VERY selective - as in only accept 4.0's. BUT if you get the internship and then pursue a Residency, that you are very likely to get a residency.. When talking to a faculty member here she flat out asked me my GPA and then politely but bluntly told me to not even rank NCSU if I decided to pursue academic internships. :/

Do you mind sharing what you have heard about Cornell? Unfortunately there are only 4 schools that regularly offer Dentistry Residencies and Cornell is one of them. I have put them on my list of potential options if I decide to go that route. Feel free to PM me if you want!
their interns are definitely more likely to get residencies, but a handful of the 10 interns from my year didn't match to a residency and ended up in 2nd internships