(Original post by XxMirunaxX)
This is a looooooooooong way from me but I think its better to get it out of the way.
Which course is better: Medicine or dentistry?
I wanted to do medicine at first but i am rethinking it and I would like to do dentistry. I go to a private school and I have a scholarship but it is still a lot to pay and my mum said that she didn't have to pour out money for school just to do dentistry-she thinks it is easy and wants me to do medicine! What should I do and how can i persuade her to let me do dentistry???
Choosing between Dentistry or Medicine is a tough one. Both are highly respectable degrees of course! Undergraduate training to become a dentist usually takes 5 years. After that, you then need to do postgraduate training - it's not as easy as some might think!
We've got some helpful free pages on our website to give you a bit of insight into what being a student is like. For Dentistry, have a look at Joelle's
case studies. They both are current Dental students.
For Medicine, check out Nicholas'
case study. He's a student at Imperial.
Also, for general tips on 'deciding on Dentistry', check out our Dentistry section
(use the left hand menu to explore around the subject).
We've also got some free 'day in the life' type blogs for both Medicine and Dentistry, both written by current students:
Being an Imperial Medicine Student
Dentistry Courses: what are they really like?
One more thing to think about is Oral & Maxillofacial surgery. This involves treatment of the mouth, jaw, face and neck. To be a surgeon in this field you need both a medical and dental degree (again - no easy feat!)! Perhaps, since you are torn between Medicine and Dentistry, this is a great middleground, incorporating the two? Do a little bit of research into it, and see what you find
We hope this helps,
The Medic Portal