Don't blame the messenger, I'm giving you a typical scenario in a bustling teaching hospital cafeteria. From a school who has both medical and dental programs it is only common to see dental and medical students in the vicinity. Some of the interns make some joke about the people below them... i.e. med students, etc. They say some complicated biomedical babble and jokingly say that medical students, especially the fresh ones, scratch their heads and look it up their bag of cards. But to a dental student, all they can say is D'uh. Though I disapprove of the subtle ridicule, I cannot deny reality. Sure, we medical students can be the butt end of resident and intern mockery, but if this is how they envision dental education, what is there in dentistry that disproves this notion of hierarchy?