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    Hi,

    I'm 22 yrs old and I started Dentistry in a European university - completed first year but I want to transfer to a UK university.

    Is it possible to do so? If yes, which dental schools allow it?

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    (Original post by Pusha-T)
    Hi,

    I'm 22 yrs old and I started Dentistry in a European university - completed first year but I want to transfer to a UK university.

    Is it possible to do so? If yes, which dental schools allow it?

    Thanks
    Generally the answer is no, otherwise people who fail to get in over here who then decided to go and study dentistry abroad would just be able to transfer straight back over here.

    The courses are quite different and the universities over here rarely even allow transfers between British universities, let alone international transferals.

    Sorry, it's probably not what you wanted to hear.
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    (Original post by Pusha-T)
    Hi,

    I'm 22 yrs old and I started Dentistry in a European university - completed first year but I want to transfer to a UK university.

    Is it possible to do so? If yes, which dental schools allow it?

    Thanks
    It used to be quite common to transfer internally within the UK to other dental schools, especially at your stage. Once the clinical work starts it gets harder as the order of the curriculum is different from once uni to the next.

    I know anecdotally of individuals who were chucked out of UK dental schools and were then able to complete their studies in a European dental school and come back to the UK to practice.

    I would think it extremely unlikely that a UK dental school would allow you to transfer back. This is mainly because the entrance requirements are likely to be different and the standard of the course may not be equal in their eyes at least. Also it would set a precedent where people who can't gain a place here, use a European university effectively as a finishing school to get into dentistry in the UK. That would be grossly unfair to UK students.

    Why do you want to transfer back? If you are unhappy, come home and do a different course, there's so many options. You don't have to stick it out in Europe. The money at the end certainly isn't worth it anymore!
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    It used to be quite common to transfer internally within the UK to other dental schools, especially at your stage. Once the clinical work starts it gets harder as the order of the curriculum is different from once uni to the next.

    I know anecdotally of individuals who were chucked out of UK dental schools and were then able to complete their studies in a European dental school and come back to the UK to practice.

    I would think it extremely unlikely that a UK dental school would allow you to transfer back. This is mainly because the entrance requirements are likely to be different and the standard of the course may not be equal in their eyes at least. Also it would set a precedent where people who can't gain a place here, use a European university effectively as a finishing school to get into dentistry in the UK. That would be grossly unfair to UK students.

    Why do you want to transfer back? If you are unhappy, come home and do a different course, there's so many options. You don't have to stick it out in Europe. The money at the end certainly isn't worth it anymore!
    Did you only go into dentistry for the money? I'm intrigued seeing as haven't seen a single post of yours that isn't concerned with warning people that dentistry isn't all it's cracked up to be and that you can't make enough money these days. It's as if you think we're all in it for the money, which some people may be of course. But i hardly think it's the majority rule.

    Your very first post was even about it and it strikes me that you seem quite unhappy with your choice of dentistry, do you get any fulfillment from it at all other than financial?

    I may of course be totally wrong and misinterpreting the situation, and if i am please tell me, please don't take it as a personal attack, just an observation but as i was reading you answer, i couldn't help but think to myself...

    "i bet he's going to mention how bad the money is"

    ...at some point, and lo and behold at the bottom you did! I almost thought you weren't going to. Having said that, i agree with everything else you say, but in my opinion, it IS worth the money to have a career in something which i enjoy and find fulfillment in regardless of how much i earn (provided i can support myself of course).
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    Of course there is fulfilment to be had. I wrote a long post on the good points of dentistry. It's here:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...426&highlight=

    I did dentistry partly for the financial security yes. Everyone does. Not riches-security and job stability. Well to be honest it's been a hassle from day 1. Worrying about how much you'll make that month, will the boss even bother to pay you and how much will you have to do free of charge? Oh and what happens when the UDA quota runs out?

    But I also did it because I was interested in the subject. I still am. I am so saddened by what has happened in the UK. The easiest place to be sued in the world and also very easy to be in front of the GDC over a trivial matter. The market flooded with dentists. Now direct access. Red tape coming out of your ears. Oh and £50K to do specialist training.

    All I'm saying is that if someone decides to study in Europe, it shows a grim determination to be a dentist. Being a student in an Eastern European country would be like being stuck in a 1970s time warp. I certainly wouldn't enjoy it. It must be hard. Their motivation is likely to be the same as most dental students-financial/job security, intellectually challenging (sometimes) and a respected profession. With the dental profession in this current state I just don't see the point of putting yourself through it because the life at the end of it is largely like the description above. I'm just telling the truth.
 
 
 
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