fortissimo wrote:No...first off, dental school isn't that hard to get into. You take some weird dental entrance exam and the admissions requirements are much lower than that of medical school. I don't think getting into a decent medical school is THAT hard to get into, with a 3.7 GPA and 31 MCAT or higher. A 31 MCAT or higher is like getting a 1400+ equivalent on the SAT...it's good, but not that good. The MCAT is only 4 hours long right now too. (It used to be 8 or something like that.) A 3.7 is hard to get depending on what you major you are. You can major in history though and just take the pre-med prereqs and manage a 3.7, and biology isn't that hard. Chem, engineering, physics, and math are definitely harder. Just avoid those subjects and do an easy major.
lmfao wtf? 31 MCAT != 1400 on SAT lol. it is harder than that (but prob because i give less credit to the SAT)
now getting into A medical school isnt the toughest shit in the world...but its getting THROUGH medical school and residency thats the real bitch (and you'd have to be pre-med for 4 yrs before that...gross)...though thankfully, rankings mean a lot less for med schools than law schools...prob cuz AMA monitors supply and demand to some extent, unlike the stupid ABA!
and if you major history and take pre-reqs, med schools notice so you'd just be gimping yourself. is it possible to still get in? yeah, but i mean obviously it is harder (kinda makes up for the 'easier' 3.7 in a way).
while the dental exam (DATs) is easier than the MCAT, the number of dental spots open is pretty dang low. for example, in a large state like TX, there are around 3 dental schools, each w/ ~80 seats for an incoming class. so competition gets tough there
but imo, id choose dentist > doctor ANY day (if money were the main concern) since i truly believe it is the best bang for your buck (easier grad life, better post-grad life, $$$ for < time...all sorts of win...omg im nut checking myself again)