Turn on thread page Beta
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by rachelisa)
    oh YAWN! that just demonstrated a complete lack of knowing what the dental profession is about. So on that note I shall leave you all to enjoy ur applications to medical school! (apart from you SBailey!)

    Good luck.
    If you're trying to talk to me- I have no idea what your point is, because you don't seem to have one as such. Being rude is against this forums rules. :tsr:
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by sbailey)
    Because Hawk is wrong. No offence.
    I am not wrong! The grades may be lower at a FEW dental schools but it is still tougher when you look at applicants: places ratio.
    It doesn't matter anyway, its something you could argue about all day. But at the end of the day they are both extremely tough to get into and to even consider using one as a backdoor to another is absurd.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    1 Both Medicine and Dentistry are difficult to get into for their own reasons, it's v opinionated as to which is the most difficult.

    2 The first years of Medicine and Dentistry are not always the same - in fact, I don't even know if they are the same in any university. At Sheffield, we aren't taught with the medics, we learnt a lot more about the head and neck and also did Oral Anatomy which I'm sure the medics don't do as a separate subject. So in actual fact we specialise from the first year and because of that I don't think you can change course easily.

    3 There are people I know who did Biomedical Sciences etc as their first degree and still had to join the first year of Medicine or Dentistry - and those sort of degrees are three years long so the liklihood of you swapping after one year is vvv low.

    4 Follow your heart and do which subject you like - if you're so keen on Dentistry and apply for Medicine surely your personal statement will look a bit odd if you've talked exessively about Dentistry - that's more of a disadvantage if anything.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by nabzp)

    2 The first years of Medicine and Dentistry are not always the same - in fact, I don't even know if they are the same in any university. At Sheffield, we aren't taught with the medics, we learnt a lot more about the head and neck and also did Oral Anatomy which I'm sure the medics don't do as a separate subject. So in actual fact we specialise from the first year and because of that I don't think you can change course easily.
    Ditto for Barts and The London.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I went to the Birmingham open day and asked about the same thing and they said that they don't do the same thing in the first year. My best bet is know what you want to do first before applying because as someone said earlier, there are loads of people who want these places.
 
 
 
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: July 5, 2005

1,753

students online now

800,000+

Exam discussions

Find your exam discussion here

Poll
Should predicted grades be removed from the uni application process

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.