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    Also, how hard is it to become either one? Like what A-levels must be done to become a dentist / doctor?
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    (Original post by isadiya)
    Also, how hard is it to become either one? Like what A-levels must be done to become a dentist / doctor?
    They are both very competitive courses to get into at undergraduate level.

    At postgraduate level you would have far more hoops to jump through, exams to do, and years of training to complete before you can become a hospital consultant. Which is not the case if you wanted to be a general dental practitioner.

    You can find out basic things like what A levels you need via Google:

    https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/2...al-schools.pdf

    https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/exp...l-team/dentist

    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Medicine
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    I am guessing you are stuck betweeen choices? I would recommend trying to get work experience, so you can see the differences.
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    The old joke is that doctors and dentists both use the same anatomy textbook, but dentists only have to read the chapter on teeth.

    As posted above, there's loads of information available online. Are you thinking about this for picking A-levels?
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    (Original post by Duncan2012)
    The old joke is that doctors and dentists both use the same anatomy textbook, but dentists only have to read the chapter on teeth.

    As posted above, there's loads of information available online. Are you thinking about this for picking A-levels?
    yeah i want to do a-levels regarding these jobs but i wanted to know which one is harder so i can take the latter
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    (Original post by isadiya)
    yeah i want to do a-levels regarding these jobs but i wanted to know which one is harder so i can take the latter
    That's probably not a good mindset to have. Both have their hard times, but equally both have their good times too.

    And to be honest, both require the same A levels anyway.
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    (Original post by isadiya)
    yeah i want to do a-levels regarding these jobs but i wanted to know which one is harder so i can take the latter
    Neither one is an easy option. If you do something like maths, biology and chemistry you'll keep both options open.
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    (Original post by isadiya)
    dont comment if youre not going to answer the actual question thanks.
    But it's true. Don't do something because it's 'easier'. Do it because you want to.
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    I would say it's much more rewarding to be a hospital doctor specialising in something, but then I would say that won't I
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    How can you dictate your future career based on what's easier or harder. You either want to do it or not. Both are very demanding professions to get in to.

    Besides (as previously stated), both require pretty much the same A-levels, so how about getting them A*'s with relevant experience, a great personal statement and a lot of passion.
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    (Original post by isadiya)
    'getting them A*'s with relevant experience, a great personal statement and a lot of passion' um yeah,, i know,, but thanks for that input!!! idk what day and age youre living in but most of teens who have access to a social media platform and understand whats going on use such terms idk how old you are but just a fact for you !
    To be quite honest, I think you need to have a reassessment of your career plans because your attitude is not suitable for either of those choices. You may be frustrated with the responses you're receiving as it is not what you want to hear but they are all correct. You can't determine your future career based on difficulty of getting in? Good luck in the future tho.
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    (Original post by isadiya)
    'getting them A*'s with relevant experience, a great personal statement and a lot of passion' um yeah,, i know,, but thanks for that input!!! idk what day and age youre living in but most of teens who have access to a social media platform and understand whats going on use such terms idk how old you are but just a fact for you !
    Look. You asked for advice, we are giving you advice. Like Curiouskcat put, it may not be the advice you want to hear, but advice it is nevertheless.

    Medicine is hard. Dentistry is hard. The only difference is how much you might enjoy one compared to the other. There is no 'easier' one. You are going to have to work your arse off. You are going to need a great personal statement. You are going to need relevant experience. You are going to need a lot of passion. And most importantly, which I feel nearly everyone on this thread except yourself has picked up on, is that you need to sort out your attitude.

    This is the internet, where everyone can voice their opinions; if you want to dish out, you're gonna get dished back in return. Deal with it. Real life (and thus patient communication) is much worse compared to the anonymity of the internet.
 
 
 
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