Which schools the best choice? Iowa, Creighton, of Indiana?

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Hey guys, hope everything is working out with all you getting in to the schools of your choice. If anybody has any input on where to go between Iowa, Indiana, and Creighton it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot.
 

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Depends on what you are looking for, what were your experiences when you were there? Do you want a larger city? Closer to family? Research? Depends on many things...Iowa has some problems though, you were there you saw them.
 
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Iowa. Facilties are newer than IU and Creighton- you have to go by feel too. Omaha and Indy are realatively larger cities.
 

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As I said above it depends greatly on what you are looking for. Creighton is a great place though. I agree with Somethinpositive Indiana should really only be considered if you are instate. Creighton would be my vote of the three
 

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Iowa has speciality programs and more opportunities to do research (Creighton has some research).
 

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Specialty programs comes at a great cost, the students that are not in the specialty programs see less than they normally would. Talk to students about this, nearly all will confirm that you get to see less as a student than a school without the programs, the fun stuff gets taken away.
 

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Creighton.

There is much to say. Omaha is family style city which makes living around the school pleasant whereas Iowa is a college city which is nice but a little different. Indiana is right downtown which I am sure you saw when you visited. Creighton is focused on small teams and a close knit environment. I also got into Creighton and Iowa and I was going between Creighton and Minnesota. I choose Minnesota for a few reasons but I really scoped out my choices. Creighton has a focus on getting the students what they need to succeed, a friend I know attends and is super happy. The Sim lab is newer than Iowa but not as new as Minnesota :), but it makes it nice to use the equipment which trust me you will find very important after all the time we spend in sim lab. The clinic is great, the way the equipment works is efficient. If you plan to live in the Midwest Creighton sure has the name recognition that will help in making contacts and working with labs in the area. All three are good programs and Indiana is blah then Iowa is mediocre but Creighton in my opinion is a great school. I spent a good amount of time studying up on the school, I revisited before I made my final deposit just to make sure. Let me know how it goes, wherever you end up great work.
 

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Creighton.

There is much to say. Omaha is family style city which makes living around the school pleasant whereas Iowa is a college city which is nice but a little different. Indiana is right downtown which I am sure you saw when you visited. Creighton is focused on small teams and a close knit environment. I also got into Creighton and Iowa and I was going between Creighton and Minnesota. I choose Minnesota for a few reasons but I really scoped out my choices. Creighton has a focus on getting the students what they need to succeed, a friend I know attends and is super happy. The Sim lab is newer than Iowa but not as new as Minnesota :), but it makes it nice to use the equipment which trust me you will find very important after all the time we spend in sim lab. The clinic is great, the way the equipment works is efficient. If you plan to live in the Midwest Creighton sure has the name recognition that will help in making contacts and working with labs in the area. All three are good programs and Indiana is blah then Iowa is mediocre but Creighton in my opinion is a great school. I spent a good amount of time studying up on the school, I revisited before I made my final deposit just to make sure. Let me know how it goes, wherever you end up great work.
How is Iowa a "better" school than Creighton? I know schools are not ranked, but consider location, research and technology. Creighton is bordered by the ghetto of Omaha, which provides and excellent patient pool. Likewise, Iowa has an excellent patient pool. Creighton is dated. Dr. Ayers will state that it's the biggest disadvantage (when I interviewed few years ago). There are no sim labs. If you're a more technology incline person- Iowa wins hands down. IUSD and Creighton are well due for an update. IUSD is PBL...

People believe Creighton will be an advantage because there's NO speciality program. However, consider that since there's no speciality program, but they have specialists, how will one get a LOR from someone well known in the field?

Iowa and IUSD have the most research opportunities.

I will not vote for one or the other, since this is up to you. Please let us know what you choose.
 

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Depends on what you are looking for, what were your experiences when you were there? Do you want a larger city? Closer to family? Research? Depends on many things...Iowa has some problems though, you were there you saw them.

What problems do Iowa supposedly have?? I toured there and thought it was the top notch school out of all of them that I saw...

PS just so you know when you ask people about what school you should choose, I don't know if you notice by some people will tell you wrong or misleading info about a school because they want to go there and are on the waitlist so they are hoping you don't choose it. I've noticed numerous times people saying how bad they want to go to a school and then a couple days later they tell people how it's a "Bad" school
 

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I constantly hear that Creighton is great because it lacks specialty programs. I am curious as to what type specific clinical experiences students at Creighton will get instead of somewhere else? Is it more bridge restorations or implants. Are they procedures that most general dentists do themselves?
 

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What problems do Iowa supposedly have?? I toured there and thought it was the top notch school out of all of them that I saw...

PS just so you know when you ask people about what school you should choose, I don't know if you notice by some people will tell you wrong or misleading info about a school because they want to go there and are on the waitlist so they are hoping you don't choose it. I've noticed numerous times people saying how bad they want to go to a school and then a couple days later they tell people how it's a "Bad" school
Exactly! :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

You have to swift through the garbage.

These bad experiences can occur due to a bad interview experience or people who want to attend that school really bad.
 
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