Originally posted by Brocnizer2007
On a funnier note, we are taking a class survey as to what type of saying we want on our the back of our class shirt; I hope this one wins:
we ARE doctors
Originally posted by ItsGavinC
Agreed. Actually, I hope I don't ever become known as a doctor, because I'd hate to be confused with one of those physicians who is overworked and underpaid.
Originally posted by larryd
I hate to burst your bubble, but nova does not have a huge patient pool-sure they probably gave you the old song and dance about how there is so many new patients that they are not excepting any more-BUT IT IS A LIE! I am a D4 at Nova and the reality is that to complete your requirements you must go out in the community and find your own patients (denture pts, root canal patients etc.) For example, its about 2 months from graduation and lots of my classmates have only one or two root canals done when they need seven. So the moral of the story is don't believe the hype-and don't expect to have a "boatload" of patients once your at Nova.
Originally posted by larryt
How are they going to complete their requirements ? stay for another summer or perform on the typodonts ?
larryd said:If I had to do it all over again I would have gone to a school that is more established in the way that it works and isn't using its students as guinea pigs.
Doggie said:Just wondering.........
What types of patients are you guys receiving? Medicaid, self-pay, under-served, etc? How come it is so difficult to recruit more patients?