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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by DesiDentist, Aug 29, 2002.

  1. DesiDentist

    DesiDentist G. S. Khurana, DMD, MBA Moderator Emeritus Exhibitor 10+ Year Member

    Jul 21, 2001
    Washington, DC
    SDN Exhibitor
    Let's say you got accepted everywhere you applied to (lets hope that is the case), what school would you pick and why?

    Right now, My top three choices are U.Washington, Temple, UPENN.

    I would love to go to UW because it would save me 150,000 grand and i can be with my family. The school is the king of dental schools with a solid foundation in both clinical and research.

    Temple, because I love philly. I like Ghetto neighborhoods and because the clinical is excellent. The people are awesome too.

    UPENN, if I want to get to the prestigious side of things. Its program is solid like gold, since you practically have to be made of gold to afford to go there.

    I will let you know a detailed input after my interviews. Well what about you guys?

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    DATMATT SISU 7+ Year Member

    Jan 12, 2002
    Not sure but I dream of having these options.

    U of MI
    U of CO
    U of WA
  4. Beagle

    Beagle Meet BEAGLE 7+ Year Member

    Jul 16, 2001
    I would choose
    NYU or Temple...
    Just beause I want to be on the east coast
  5. gradM.S.

    gradM.S. Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    1st: UCONN - killer program with excellent reputation. Plus an added crush of mine goes to YALE!
    2nd: UPENN - living in philly what can be better
    3rd: UCSF - a school with everything
  6. sam1234

    sam1234 Member 7+ Year Member

    May 20, 2002
    Idle: UNC - Low Tution
    2nd: UCONN - Good school and can try for instate 2nd year.
    3rd: UofMaryland
    4th: UPENN - If i get some tuition reduction.
  7. vixen

    vixen I like members 10+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2000
    upstate ny
    BU or Tufts
  8. ItsGavinC

    ItsGavinC Dentist Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    1. Ohio State (they treat their students like gold!). For example, in previous years they have paid for the airline ticket, hotel, and meal budget for interviewees AND their spouses!

    2. Case -- some of the best clinical opportunities in the nation/students have their own clinic chairs ( no bickering with other classmates over facilities).

    3. UNLV -- brand new buliding = loads of fun. Plus, it's a great opportunity to network in Vegas, where dentists earn 15-25% greater income, on average, than any other place in the nation.
  9. smile_doctor

    smile_doctor Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Hard to say until I visit the schools, but I'll guess...

    1st: Temple (great clinical exposure) or MCG (cheap)
    2nd: U of Maryland (oldest and well established) or Nova (sun & facilties)
    3rd: Indiana
  10. hockeydentist

    hockeydentist 1K Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    The eye of the storm
    1st UT houston dental school
    2nd Tufts
    3rd UT san Antonio
    4th Baylor

    just me though
  11. UBTom

    UBTom Class '04 official geezer 10+ Year Member

    Jul 24, 2002
    Queens, NY
    As a New Yorker, my top choices are obviously the four New York schools (in no particular order of preference):

    Columbia SDOS
    NYU College of Dentistry
    Stony Brook

    They are competitive to get into, and their academic and clinical programs are no slouch either. And two of them are very affordable for NYS residents.

    New York (next to California) is one of the most litigious places in this country, and consequently NYS dental schools will teach you very well on how to survive as a dentist in today's conditions when people will sue for the silliest of reasons. Frank Sinatra got it right-- if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.
  12. dragonfly9

    dragonfly9 Frickin' Chicken 7+ Year Member

    Sep 9, 2001
    greener pastures
    1st: UCONN-Great program, great people, and New England residents get reduced tuition.

    2nd: Tufts- I really love Boston
  13. kpax

    kpax Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 1, 2002
    1) UCLA or UOP (cuz its a 3 yr program, if it wasn't i'd pick UCLA for sure)

    2) UCSF

    3) USC

    I guess you guys could figure i'm from california.

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