How many choices should i dedicate to my main subject?

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I'm applying for dentistry, how many choices should I give to it? Been a bit paranoid so I have 2 choices in biomed and biomed with foundation year (I would do dentistry as a post-grad). The rest of the choices are different schools for dentistry.
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I would personally dedicate all options to dentistry
Applicants can only apply to 4 Dentistry choices - one has to be a non-Dent choice.
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Applicants can only apply to 4 Dentistry choices - one has to be a non-Dent choice.
Wow never knew this, so sorry! please ignore then. Just deleted my post to avoid any confusion
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I'm applying for dentistry, how many choices should I give to it? Been a bit paranoid so I have 2 choices in biomed and biomed with foundation year (I would do dentistry as a post-grad). The rest of the choices are different schools for dentistry.
As you know you can only apply for 4 max choices for Dent. Most people will have another bio-science choice for the 5th choice, but I know some others have two non-Dent choices so that if they dont get any Dent offers, they still have an obvious Firm and Insurance with the other two. Remember that you can apply for Dent Nursing or Dental Hygiene/Therapy - both have the later January deadline.
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my understanding is that most people pick the full 4 med/dentistry and 5th as a related choice since many people receive 4 rejections and they want to maximise their chances.

Generally, the chances of you getting into your fifth choice are astronomically higher. (many courses have very high offer rates, med and dentistry being key exceptions) I don't see why you'd apply for a foundation year though?
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As above, also you should know that graduate-entry dentistry is a lot more competitive than undergrad dentistry so it shouldn't ideally be seen as some kind of safe back-up option
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