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People are saying medicine is harder than dentistry ?
What do you think ?
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This doesn't make sense. In the thread title, you are asking which is harder, yet in the post you are asking which is better. Both questions are subjective.
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True
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True , changed it thanks
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Dentistry is harder than medicine.
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I'm a n00b at this but...

I would figure Medicine would be (initially anyway) since it's less specific than Dentistry.

Excuse my ignorance if I am completely wrong I don't think I have much of a clue
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Depends on whom you ask...

You'd have to ask someone who's done both degrees to get a reliable opinion
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The content covered? Ask a Maxfax surgeon, though probably roughly the same. The nature of the job, working hours, environment, emotional aspects etc? Medicine.
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People are saying medicine is harder than dentistry ?
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Silly question, medicine is harder as it is a lot more broader and you need to learn a lot more topics and broader stuff. To be a specific surgeon eg heart surgeon, before you specilaise in that you still need to initially learn all the modules which relate to all different parts of medicine, e.g patient care, cardivascoular system...list could go on. Whereas a dentist does not need to learn how the heart functions and stuff
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(Original post by brownieboy)
Silly question, medicine is harder as it is a lot more broader and you need to learn a lot more topics and broader stuff. To be a specific surgeon eg heart surgeon, before you specilaise in that you still need to initially learn all the modules which relate to all different parts of medicine, e.g patient care, cardivascoular system...list could go on. Whereas a dentist does not need to learn how the heart functions and stuff
They don't just teach you about teeth in dental school. Pre-clinical medicine and dentistry are actually very similar AFAIK.
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Since medicine is slightly more competitive than medicine and has (in the past at least, because now both ask for straight A's) required slightly higher grades, medicine, IMO.
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Since medicine is slightly more competitive than medicine and has (in the past at least, because now both ask for straight A's) required slightly higher grades, medicine, IMO.
Being more popular and competitive, along with asking for higher grades does not make it harder.

OP, from what I've been told the actual dentistry degree (BDS/MChD) is more challenging than medicine, however there is more flexiblity in terms of balancing working and social hours as a dentist than there is as a doctor post-graduation.
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(Original post by brownieboy)
Silly question, medicine is harder as it is a lot more broader and you need to learn a lot more topics and broader stuff. To be a specific surgeon eg heart surgeon, before you specilaise in that you still need to initially learn all the modules which relate to all different parts of medicine, e.g patient care, cardivascoular system...list could go on. Whereas a dentist does not need to learn how the heart functions and stuff
Are you sure about that?
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The dentist seem to have to work a lot harder than the medics here, although our pre-clinical courses are very similar.
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I would say medicine but I'm not really sure . I think the requirements to get entry to a medicine degree are higher than denistry , so I would say medicine
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Dentistry is essentially a large and elaborate branch of medicine. The intellectual aspect isn't easier except that it's more specialised earlier on. Doctors normally end up working in one branch of medicine too i.e osteo, derma etc., just later on.

The training and work side of things is more stressfull and drawn-out with medicine, by far. Think of the night shifts! Or you could opt for the easy life (*cough* - GP), but you'd still have to do the years of slog before that.
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Why are people negging me? The course lengths are pretty much the same and in that time medicine students learn about the whole body, where as Dentistry students only learn about teeth and gums. So surely therefore Dentistry must be more difficult otherwise it would be a shorter learning time?
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Why are people negging me? The course lengths are pretty much the same and in that time medicine students learn about the whole body, where as Dentistry students only learn about teeth and gums. So surely therefore Dentistry must be more difficult otherwise it would be a shorter learning time?
More specialised =/= harder, and most doctors specialise later too...
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my uncle is a maxilla facial surgeon (so has both degrees) and although I haven't asked him, it seems from the conversations that I have had that medicine is harder.
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Are you sure about that?
lol ok what i mean is that a dentist doesnt need to learn about the heart as much as a doctor would. i mean a dentist would probably be expected to know the basics but would he need to learn about heart disease and atheromas and shieeet like that. nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooo
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