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    i heard that dentistry is regarded as 2nd best by most science students so if they dont get accepted in medicine they reapply to dentistry?
    is this really true... which course is actually more competitive and can any1 give me any useful websites to visit on dentistry/medicine and how competitive the courses actually are please?
    thnx
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    Medicine marginally.
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    Well I recently had a UCAS evening at my school which droned on about the obvious 'ive heard it ten times already' stuff but then got onto some interesting statistics about the applicants to places ratios for certain degrees. GUESS WHICH ONE CAME OUT TOP! medicine with a whopping 25:1, i.e for every place in the country offering A100, there were 25 applicants vying for a place. And surprisingly drama was in the top 4 as well. Dentistry was number 2 if my memory serves me correctly.
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    (Original post by *Princess*)
    i heard that dentistry is regarded as 2nd best by most science students so if they dont get accepted in medicine they reapply to dentistry?
    I don't think so, it's regarded on it's own, different from medicine. most medics i know wouldn't want to do dentistry and vice versa.
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    Dentistry is, I think, slightly more competitve than medicine in terms of applications to place. I read that most medical schools average around 8-12 apps per place (there are few exceptions like soton and cardiff). I read that applications to dentistry averaged around 10-15 per place.

    I know for certain that there are more applications per place for dentistry than medicine at Manchester and Birimingham.
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    (Original post by SupaMega)
    Well I recently had a UCAS evening at my school which droned on about the obvious 'ive heard it ten times already' stuff but then got onto some interesting statistics about the applicants to places ratios for certain degrees. GUESS WHICH ONE CAME OUT TOP! medicine with a whopping 25:1, i.e for every place in the country offering A100, there were 25 applicants vying for a place. And surprisingly drama was in the top 4 as well. Dentistry was number 2 if my memory serves me correctly.
    Surely that's wrong. The most popular med schools don't exceed ~18 applications/place, never mind 25/place on average.
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    (Original post by Pav27)
    Surely that's wrong. The most popular med schools don't exceed ~18 applications/place, never mind 25/place on average.
    I thought the same thing, but do correct me if I've missed something here.
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    (Original post by *Princess*)
    i heard that dentistry is regarded as 2nd best by most science students so if they dont get accepted in medicine they reapply to dentistry?
    is this really true... which course is actually more competitive and can any1 give me any useful websites to visit on dentistry/medicine and how competitive the courses actually are please?
    thnx
    To be honest, if someone's going to be taking a whole year out to reapply, I don't see why they wouldn't reapply to medicine, the course they actually want to do, instead of applying for a course that they don't want to do and that's almost as competitive as medicine.
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    Ah. The swent scent of logic has finally settled.

    Ehrm, I'm just in a weird mood.
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    (Original post by Pav27)
    Surely that's wrong. The most popular med schools don't exceed ~18 applications/place, never mind 25/place on average.
    i saw on medschoolguide that cardiff had 25/place
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    I read that in terms of application to place ratio competitivness is like this:
    Vetinary medicine>dentistry>medicine

    its because there are so few places for vetinary med compared to medicine.

    also take into account the huge expansions of med school places in recent years, aided by the new med schools too.
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    (Original post by nabzp)
    I don't think so, it's regarded on it's own, different from medicine. most medics i know wouldn't want to do dentistry and vice versa.
    i agree, they r both different. i think that the competitiveness (if thats a word! :p: ) lol, for both is very close!
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    Maybe the 25:1 was for GEM programmes, although then it seems almost too low....
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    :ditto:
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    Maybe the GEP and normal med ratio combined is 25:1?

    I was still under impression that vetmed was more competitive - and higher requirements in that they have to have all 3 sciences & so much more w/e & can be AAA.
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    It is.
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    Yeah, I thought vet med was more competitive too!! But then again this year I think more people I know have been accepted onto vet med courses compared to the medicine courses where people seem to be struggling?? Or is that just me?
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    :ditto: I thought that too!
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    ^ Well I know someone who's got 4 offers for Vetmed. In fact that's the only person I know who's applied. She really deserves it though..
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    med and dent both it their own league- i agree with what nabzp said
 
 
 
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