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Yah-E, why'd you choose Nova over NYU?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by sonigee, Mar 19, 2002.

  1. sonigee

    sonigee Senior Member

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    Hey Yah-E ...Dr.Weiselberg interviewd me at NY and he was totally the way you described him..but i liked that b/c he was totally honest, and you weren't left guessing as to wether you did well or not...anyhow...my ?? is why did you choose Nova? :)
     
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  3. Temple 2006

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    Yah-E.....What ever happened with Temple?
     
  4. Yah-E

    Yah-E Toof Sniper

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    Sonigee,

    You're were absolutely right on Dr. W. at NYU, although I had an interesting and entertaining interview by him, I personally liked him too! He was very sincere and kind hearted, but with harsh words!

    About why I picked Nova, here's a list in no particular order of importance:

    1) New facilities and equipments (take NYU's 11th floor and apply that to the whole school and you'll have Nova)!

    2) Interdisciplinary curriculum: I'm able to interact with other health profession students (Osteopathic, Optimetry, PA, and Pharmacy students to just name a few)

    3) Great clinical curriculum: both comprehensive care (you'll have your own patients from the very beginning for every procedure) AND procedural requirements (recently implemented)

    4) I PURCHASE equipments and tools with Nova verses RENT/LEASE them at NYU. If I drop $15,000.00 on dental equipments, I want to have them and not return it at the end of my education

    5) Passionate admissions staff and clinical faculty members. I've had close to a two-year professional relationship with the admissions coordinator and that really builds something. It feels like home when I finally met her! A personal touch goes a long way for both sides.

    6) Florida and California has the TOUGHEST licensure exams in the country! Nova's first graduating class in 2001 not only ALL passed the licensure exam, but 60% of the them PLACED in their first choice post-doctoral training/specialty, 60% (57 students out of a class of 95)!!!! Their clinical training will only get stronger as Nova graduates more competent dental medical doctors! (A SIDE NOTE: all 95 students graduated from their first class!)

    7) Nova has all the post-doctoral programs on site and adding Oral Surgery in July 2002! These options only means more procedural exposure for pre-doctoral dental students, ME!! This school is growing I'm telling ya!

    8) Patient pool is not only diverse, but also plenty! When I looked at dental schools, this is one thing that I really wanted, an ample diverse patient pool.

    9) South Florida! How can you deny south Florida! It's a great fun social atmosphere and we can all use one when schedule permits! Hot sun, beach, beautiful women, and all those tropical HURRICANS! You can't beat this!

    10) Decent class size of 100 classmates! I want to be in a diverse class, but yet not too overwhelming! NYU of 220 is simply too much to handle in my opinion! 100 is not too large where you won't know some of your classmates, but not too small where you have to be with everyone in your class everyday! Also, this is where the "interdisciplinary curriculum" comes in to play, where you can interact with other health profession students, "IF" you're sick of your classmates! (not that I will)

    I can very easily go on and on with why I like Nova, but I will spare all of you.

    As far as NYU, there are only TWO big factors that I choose not to go there:

    1) I got accepted at Nova
    2) The cost of attendance (~260,000.00 for 4 years)

    NYU is a good school, I liked it, but not as much as I liked Nova and Temple!

    Speaking of Temple, to answer your question, Temple 2006, I have not heard from them yet! I interviewed on 2-08-02 and the admissions committee is STILL marking on my application to see whether or not I qualify to be in their class of 2006! I feel pretty confident that I will eventually get an acceptance from them due to my professional relationship with the Associate Dean DEEM and my positive interview experience, but even if they accept me, they're too late. I'm going to Nova and someone else can have my seat!

    Temple 2006, sorry bud, I would've loved to meet you, but Nova won my heart and money!

    :cool:

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