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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by tennisboy93, Feb 2, 2000.

  1. tennisboy93

    tennisboy93 Junior Member
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    Hello...I see that not many pre-dental students out there seem to be noticing this service, so i will try to keep the ball rolling...

    It always seems like at my school, and as far as people around me, NO ONE finds teeth interesting, and no dentists I talk to can artculate to me WHY they went into it. One just said "it seemed like something to do". *sigh* i have had SO MUCH CRAP go on with my teeth, that I TOTALLY know what it is like on the other side of the chair, and that is why i want to be a dentist. Also, I just find the look and art of teeth and smiling appealing...anyone else? I am second year pre-dent, and I want to go to U of I at C. [​IMG]

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    Why UI-Chicago?

    Tim of New York City.
    (expanding my horizons to other health professions)
     
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  3. tennisboy93

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    Why UI-Chicago? Well, two reasons...1) I love Chicago. [​IMG] But more importantly 2) I am a veteran of the Army (I was in for just 2 years), and I get what is called a Illinois Veteran's Scholarship...I used the GI BIll to pay for undergrad, and I can use the IVS to pay for ALL of dental school (doesn't have to be dental...can be med, law, any grad) IF I go somewhere PUBLIC in Illinois...it is either UIC or Southern Illinois. UIC is city...SIU is country. Moo. [​IMG]
     
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    Good luck then! Is there a service requirement after graduating from dental school?

    Chicago's a great town. Not better than New York, but better than Philly I think.


    Tim of New York City. [​IMG]
     
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    Then what do you say to people who want to be OB/GYNs or Urologists or Opthalmologists or anything else that centers around a specific organ/body part? [​IMG] As for proctology, they're pretty high up in the medical hierarchy. They're colo-rectal surgeons who need massive connections to get where they are, though that still doesn't keep them from being ridiculed. [​IMG]


    Tim of New York City.
     
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    Turtle: No there is no service requirement after dental school. You see, Illinois and Texas are (to my recollection) two and the ONLY two states that offer a separate program other than the Federal government's GI Bill. You see, not only do I get the GI Bill ($26,500, which more than pays for my undergrad), but I get a 4 year scholarship to ANY public school in Illinois...I could have used it at the same time as the GI Bill, put that would be stupid, cause I would have blown all my GI $$$...instead, I am using it to go to grad school. It pays application fees, tuition, equipment, and all the other crap fees, for four year... [​IMG]

    Good deal huh...and no commitment...the point of the state program is to keep kids in Illinois.
     
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    Gringo: Thanks! But I do know that I have 10 years to use my Gi benefits, and also the same 10 years to activate my IVS (Illinois Vets Scholarship). I am WELL aware of the time constraints, but at my present rate, I will have got all of my schooling COMPLETE within 6 years from my discharge. [​IMG] Everything is fine and dandy, and I only had to serve 2 years (as a pharm. tech!) [​IMG]
     
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    because i enjoy playing with peoples' toes.
     

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