I am a pre-med student and I can't imagine doing anything outside of the health-care arena. I also have tried to give consideration to job flexability, earning potential, academic challenge, and patient contact. After reading response after response about doctor burn-out, job inflexability, and mal-practice issues, I am beginning to wonder if dentistry is a more beneficial route. Has any other pre-meds also considered dentistry? From what I understand, they also can earn a lot and there seem to be a lot of openings for part-time dentists. I would love any feed-back, especially from physicians that may give me some advice one way or the other. Thanks!
i thought about it espeically sicne dentists have no resdiency training after dental school. you just graduate and start to work. however, i just realized that it was a cop out for me and a second best alternative to medical school. maybe if i applied to medical school 2-3 x i would reconsider but I think that i have a few thinsg that i woudl have done first before thinking of dental school.
I am an FP and I would bet you 100$ that a dentist has a better lifestyle than me- there's no way they are doing 100 hr/week and going in at night; or showing up for work at 530 am! SO you should think about it!