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Do You Regret Doing Medicine Over Dentistry?


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#41 abciximab

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 02:51 PM

I was accepted to both and ended up choosing dentistry. I couldn't be happier with my decision. With that said, I don't think anyone can tell you which is "better". It depends on you - what do you like, what can you absolutely not stand? I like the flexibility, the control I have over my lifestyle. I absolutely love working with my hands. I could not just talk to people all day long and type notes of our discussion on the computer. Most medical specialties that involve surgery have terrible hours. Dentistry is a little niche where you get to work with your hands but can have an awesome lifestyle as well. There is a lot more to say for pros and cons of each, but that's the first thing that comes to mind. And it's just my lens. Others will view it totally differently. At the end of the day you have to think about what you want from your career. 


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Posted 15 April 2017 - 01:54 AM

I was accepted to both and ended up choosing dentistry. I couldn't be happier with my decision. With that said, I don't think anyone can tell you which is "better". It depends on you - what do you like, what can you absolutely not stand? I like the flexibility, the control I have over my lifestyle. I absolutely love working with my hands. I could not just talk to people all day long and type notes of our discussion on the computer. Most medical specialties that involve surgery have terrible hours. Dentistry is a little niche where you get to work with your hands but can have an awesome lifestyle as well. There is a lot more to say for pros and cons of each, but that's the first thing that comes to mind. And it's just my lens. Others will view it totally differently. At the end of the day you have to think about what you want from your career. 

 

too bad dentistry wont be using monoclonal antibody anti-platelet agents :( 


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Posted 15 April 2017 - 02:52 PM

too bad dentistry wont be using monoclonal antibody anti-platelet agents :(

 

Hahaha. Thankfully not. I have loved the name since undergrad! Coolest drug name imo, although apixaban is a close second  :P



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 07:18 PM

I think Exjade is a pretty cool name. Or Dapagliflozin that just rolls off the tongue.
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Posted 16 April 2017 - 02:03 AM

1 dentist in family, 2 specialty dentists in family, 1 medicine specialist in family.....hmm I have to say the overhead for those in dentistry is way way up there. The medicine one no overhead, works really hard and long hours and have way more money than the dentists. The dentists regret not going into med. the dentists are continually promoting themselves. Nah,
Yes I do agree teeth, feet and eyeballs are not everyone's cup of tea.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:37 PM

Looking bad I have to say, If i had to do it all over again I would not.

Before going into med, i was the type of person who thought i could only be happy with med and nothing else.

I dont regret going into medecine, i am happy at the place I am at the moment, but what ever passion pursued me to go into this as opposed to anything else has long died off by now.

I think there are many jobs that can make someone happy, and if you dont get into medecine its not the end of the world either (something a lot of premeds and myself failed to recognize).

 

At the end of the day its a job like anything else.


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 01:41 AM

I was accepted to both and ended up choosing dentistry. I couldn't be happier with my decision. With that said, I don't think anyone can tell you which is "better". It depends on you - what do you like, what can you absolutely not stand? I like the flexibility, the control I have over my lifestyle. I absolutely love working with my hands. I could not just talk to people all day long and type notes of our discussion on the computer. Most medical specialties that involve surgery have terrible hours. Dentistry is a little niche where you get to work with your hands but can have an awesome lifestyle as well. There is a lot more to say for pros and cons of each, but that's the first thing that comes to mind. And it's just my lens. Others will view it totally differently. At the end of the day you have to think about what you want from your career. 

 

I don't thin i could have said this better myself!


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 03:13 AM

Waitlisted for Dentistry. Went to Medicine. Distinct professions, but ultimately more similarities than differences. No regrets.


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 04:49 PM

Waitlisted for Dentistry. Went to Medicine. Distinct professions, but ultimately more similarities than differences. No regrets.

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