I'm interested in Oral Surgery and have done two externships already, one at Emory, and one at UF Jax. I'm set up to go to UNC in June. I've been choosing my externships so that I go to programs that I feel could be a good fit for me based on what I read on studentdoctor and from faculty in our dental school. I thought we were supposed to go on externships to see firsthand what a program's scope is as well as get experience (and to hopefully get a foot in the door come interview time). However, I was talking to a proffessor, and she told me that certain externships look better than others. Programs like Parkland, Shreveport, UAB, Oregon, etc. where supposedly you get tons of experience. You hear so much about these programs that I feel that I feel I have a pretty good idea of the scope and program set up. Does it behoove me to go to one of these programs, or should I continue to do what I have been doing?