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    In October 2004 i applied to study medicine, I received 4 rejections. i now want to apply for dentistry this October and was wondering...

    1. If I don’t gain a place in dentistry, what should I put as a backup course?

    2. If I were to apply to some of the universities that I applied to for medicine last year, how could I show in my personal statement that I now really want to do dentistry rather then medicine? What would be a suitable reason to have changed my mind?

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    1) I'm not really sure - I didn't really take much notice of my 5th and 6th places, I put something like BMS down. I suppose you could apply for Dental Technology/Therapy/Nursing with those choices.

    2) Lots of w/e for Dentistry but also include the w/e you did for medicine as it shows that you have explored other areas. In interviews they may ask "Why not medicine?" and then you can explain how you did originally look into it but then decided against it. Also have a really good understanding of what's going on in the medical and dental world - keep an eye on a few websites, e.g. the BDJ.
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    (Original post by chemgod1)
    In October 2004 i applied to study medicine, I received 4 rejections. i now want to apply for dentistry this October and was wondering...

    1. If I don’t gain a place in dentistry, what should I put as a backup course?

    2. If I were to apply to some of the universities that I applied to for medicine last year, how could I show in my personal statement that I now really want to do dentistry rather then medicine? What would be a suitable reason to have changed my mind?

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    Just say why you have changed your mind, as long as its not because you think its easier to get into......
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    i don't think dentistry is easier to get into as compared to medicine. There are far fewer dental schools around and the intakes are on average around 60. I wouldn't advise applying to dentistry on the sole reason thats it's 'easier to get into'.
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    That's an on-going debate and it was in one of the other threads a few days back. I don't think you could say either of them is easier to get into, they both have their own difficulties.
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    cheers guys and gurls thats really helpful.. and i havnt switched becasue i think dentistry is easier... they are both dam tough to get into
 
 
 
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