Which school is the most balanced of clinical and research?

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I understand that Harvard, Columbia, and UConn are research oriented, while NYU, UOP, and Loma Linda are clinical oriented. Any school that is just right? Good at both aspects of dentistry.
 

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jk5177 said:
I understand that Harvard, Columbia, and UConn are research oriented, while NYU, UOP, and Loma Linda are clinical oriented. Any school that is just right? Good at both aspects of dentistry.

I would say UPenn ..
 

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zidanereal2003 said:
I would say UPenn ..

I'd disagree with you on that one.....just by my interactions with Philadelphia area dentists, they simply say that fresh UPenn grads just dont know what they are doing. Ive also talked with two UPenn grads who have also said that they werent ready clinically (although they are both specialists, so I guess they dont care)

Other posts might have said that the Dean at UPenn is trying to get more clinically oriented these days, its still doesnt have a well established clinical program and I wouldnt bank on what the Dean is saying.

As far as a school that has a mix of both, Im sure there are many out there, but being from the Northeast, the one that comes straight out for me is Tufts.
 
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zidanereal2003 said:
I would say UPenn ..
Yea Upenn is a good balance of both, probably U MIchigan and UCSF too, but they may be a bit on the reasearch side.
 

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UNC is known in the dental community as being very strong in both. Maryland historically was excellent in clinical and has worked very hard to be at the top of research too (up to #2 in overall funding from NIDCR last year).
 

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I agree that Michigan, UNC, and Maryland seemed to offer a good mix of both.
 

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JavadiCavity said:
I agree that Michigan, UNC, and Maryland seemed to offer a good mix of both.


Same here at Case dental school. Many of my classmates have already signed up for their summer's reasearch. OMS externship opportunity is also availabe for us freshman during our fall and spring breaks.
 

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I dont think you are going to get a good answer to your question on SDN. Most people on here post solely on opinion, with a great deal of bias. My advice is to talk to the admissions officers at the schools that are appealing to you and investigate on your own. All schools must require the same standards for clinical proficiency to be accredited, and many many schools have a variety opportunities for research. So, by nature, most schools have a balance both. Everything after that is just opinion, so the details will only be sorted out by visiting/interacting with the schools.
 
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I agree that Michigan, UNC, and Maryland seemed to offer a good mix of both.

UT-Memphis and UAB plus those are very good mixes, at least from my opinion. I didn't visit any western schools really.
 

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I totally agree with J2AZ....UCSF has both great research and clinical.....UCLA has great research but weak clinical

J2AZ said:
UCLA no, UCSF yes
 

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Emphatic no for UCLA. =p

We go back and forth w/ Havard and UCONN for the highest board rankings every year. We're a great research/academic school, but since we're located in a well-off area of Los Angeles next to Beverly Hills/Hollywood, we don't get that many patients.

Our clinical instructors are great clinicians, but without the patient pool to practice on, how are we supposed to be good clinicians? Heh.
 
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