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    Er I was joking...did you see the smilie at the start? My god you Dentists are touchy.
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    (Original post by Alex D)
    Reading back I apologise, I didn't mean to cause offence, it genuinely was meant as light-hearted banter (I thought banter is redolent between healthcare professionals but apparently dentists aren't too hot on it). However, exacerbating a light-hearted comment to the point where you as good as suggest I'd urinate on cleaners and nurses is incredibly over-blown and about as mis-representative of my personality as you can get. It is good advice but it's also advice that I've used in the work I've done for the past few years. I'll spell it out, I do not think I'm better than anyone because I'm doing a medical degree. It's unfortunate I have to justify something that was light-hearted to someone who I thought would see that it was banter.
    I guess the apology was lost on you, then :lolwut:
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    (Original post by Magnanimity)
    I guess the apology was lost on you, then :lolwut:
    No, I appreciated it although you didn't have to apologise about anything
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    'Phalanges'...im talkin on the basis of academics
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    (Original post by daman2)
    'Phalanges'...im talkin on the basis of academics
    You might want to quote him so he can see you've replied.
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    (Original post by daman2)
    'Phalanges'...im talkin on the basis of academics
    Academics is a very small part of the applications process. 60% of people who apply to medicine don't get in, and yet they all are probably academically able.

    That's like saying that, academically, every Oxbridge applicant could probably get in to do medicine. And that kind of comment means bugger all and just devalues a medicine course.
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    Academics is a very small part of the applications process. 60% of people who apply to medicine don't get in, and yet they all are probably academically able.

    That's like saying that, academically, every Oxbridge applicant could probably get in to do medicine. And that kind of comment means bugger all and just devalues a medicine course.
    All im saying is that, academically, a dental applicant can match a medicine applicant.
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    (Original post by daman2)
    All im saying is that, academically, a dental applicant can match a medicine applicant.
    My willy is bigger than your willy :banghead:
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    (Original post by daman2)
    All im saying is that, academically, a dental applicant can match a medicine applicant.
    Dentists sit the UKCAT as well, right?

    I'd be very interested to see the average score for medical applicants compared to dental applicants, to see if there were any differences.
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    Dentists sit the UKCAT as well, right?

    I'd be very interested to see the average score for medical applicants compared to dental applicants, to see if there were any differences.
    Yes, because the UKCAT really determines whether or not you can do medicine. :rolleyes:

    The person said ''All im saying is that, academically, a dental applicant can match a medicine applicant. '' The UKCAT isn't an academic test.
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    Dentists sit the UKCAT as well, right?

    I'd be very interested to see the average score for medical applicants compared to dental applicants, to see if there were any differences.
    In 2006 or 2007, on average medical applicants scored higher than dental applicants. That's just one official report though. Many years ago, too.
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    feel free to do so! lmao
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    (Original post by dental)
    Yes, because the UKCAT really determines whether or not you can do medicine. :rolleyes:

    The person said ''All im saying is that, academically, a dental applicant can match a medicine applicant. '' The UKCAT isn't an academic test.
    I'm as big a hater of the UKCAT as they come. Also, seeing as you enjoy being pedantic about the way things are written, please note that at no point did I ever say that I expected one set to come out on top.

    Your first sentence is also technically true, once bereft of all sarcastic overtones. As certain medical schools place a large emphasis on the UKCAT, it really does determine whether or not you can do medicine.

    I would categorise an aptitude test as something academically related, as an aside. And as I've already said, the initial statement actually means bugger all.
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    (Original post by gildartz)
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    (Original post by Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly.)
    In 2006 or 2007, on average medical applicants scored higher than dental applicants. That's just one official report though. Many years ago, too.
    It was both '06 AND '07, I think. And Medicine requirements are ever-so-slightly higher than Dentistry.

    I'm thinking of doing both, though. MaxFax win
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    (Original post by zer0nis)
    It was both '06 AND '07, I think. And Medicine requirements are ever-so-slightly higher than Dentistry.

    I'm thinking of doing both, though. MaxFax win
    Yeah, but then again there are much more medicine applicants than dentistry. In 2007, it was 15730 to 2263. Yay!!! Are you really gonna do maxfax??? Good luck :thumbsup: Don't you have to do dentistry first?


    (don't know why I'm so excited :p: )
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    This thread isn't a who's better of doctors vs dentists so please stop the debate/argument.
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    (Original post by Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly.)
    Yeah, but then again there are much more medicine applicants than dentistry. In 2007, it was 15730 to 2263. Yay!!! Are you really gonna do maxfax??? Good luck :thumbsup: Don't you have to do dentistry first?


    (don't know why I'm so excited :p: )
    LOL

    I did my work exp at a Barts' Max Fax department and met a couple of SHOs, one of which had done a medical degree and was going to do a dental one and then MaxFax. One said "there are more and more people doing medicine and then dentistry" so hopefully ...

    I'm also going to fight crime in my spare time :cool:

    Plus by the time I've finished my medical degree I'll most likely have changed my mind a gazillion times.

    (I'm quite temped to go a leading medical school, get kicked out for cheating, go to a less prestigious medical school, specialise in infectious disease, meet a fit brunette who'll become the dean of medicine at the hospital I shall later work at, have my right leg anally raped my an aneurysm, and then set up a Diagnostics department at said hospital where I am the curmudgeoning genius/anti-hero). Sorted.
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    (Original post by zer0nis)
    YOU CENTRED YOUR SIG!!! (thats worth a rep )

    :woo: :woo: :woo: :woo: :woo: :woo:

    Thanks
    lol, you can thank boredom for that

    cheers for the rep XD
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    (Original post by zer0nis)
    It was both '06 AND '07, I think. And Medicine requirements are ever-so-slightly higher than Dentistry.

    I'm thinking of doing both, though. MaxFax win
    Brave :zomg: I would love to do maxfax but I don't think I have the commitment for a minimum 17 year training pathway :woo:
 
 
 
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