dental vs med school

<p>which one is harder? I heard first 2 years of dental were a lot harder, but the next 2 were easier compared to the last 2 years of med school (36 hr straight on call etc.)</p>

<p>is this true?</p>

<p>Since there are very few people who have gone through both medical school and dental school (and I don’t believe any of them post on this board), you won’t likely get a good response to this.</p>

<p>Why are you asking, anyway?</p>

<p>i’m better at english and the like, including bio, vs chemistry and physics and working out and deriving problems…so i wanted to know which one would be a better fit</p>


<p>based on that, neither is better. How good you do in your prereqs or basic science has no indication at all in your success in one vs the other. Both are hard…it isn’t fair to say one is harder/easier than the other b/c that’s a highly subjective question. The best way to know what you want is to shadow dentists and shadow physicians to see what you like more.</p>

<p>It’s hard to say which is harder in the first two years. At my school, we take classes with the dental students, but both programs take additional ones on the side. Is psychiatry harder than Orthodontic Basics? I really don’t know. In the long run, medical education is on average harder if only because it can be so much longer.</p>

<p>I’ve talked to OMFS residents who have gone through both. One went from med to dent and then to omfs residency. The other 5 went straight from dent into MD OMFS residency. Of these 6 residents, every single one of them asserted that med students were pretty much “spoon-fed” everything they needed to know for graduation. Dental school, to them, was a ****ty hell hole that they would never go back to.</p>