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  • Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Charleston
The Basics

What was the zip code of your residence in high school?

29407

Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

3 out of 10

What do you like most?

"Access to digital dentistry. Newer facility. The faculty that are good are really good." Report Response

What do you like least?

"Before reading this know that I am a first year and some of this is observations and not experience. I will update as the years go by. Little bit of a rant but real concerns. Not the quality that I was expecting. They accepted more students than stations in the sim lab. Had a professor in biochem that had never previously lectured a class before. High cost of tuition and yet they are talking about us having to buy our own teeth to work on. Was lied to at interviews about the amount of patients. 3rd and 4th year students are only assigned 8-15 patients. Don't get many endo opportunities (maybe 3). School wont allow us to do implants. 3rd and 4th year students often get to leave early because they don't have enough patients. Just hope and pray I will get enough experience at the end of this to feel confident and competent in dentistry. The school suffers from the amount of deans they have both financially and in the ability to make quick changes. The library will be closed for at least a year." Report Response

The Details

Does the student body seem cooperative or competitive?

4 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for underrepresented minorities?

8 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual students?

8 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for married students?

2 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for students with disabilities?

8 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for older/non-traditional students?

8 out of 10

Do you/did you feel well prepared for your board exams?

4 out of 10

How approachable are faculty members?

4 out of 10

What are the facilities and clinics like (old/new, well maintained, etc.)?

"Newer Clinic. Sim Lab is getting older but maintained well." Report Response

How do students from this program do after graduation - are they adequately prepared for practice?

No Response

What are rotations like?

No Response

How do students from this program do in the Match?

No Response

Any other information you want to share?

"I am an out of state student that is married with a child and have found that the budget they provide mainly considers single students that can share an apartment. I have taken out the maximum amount of government loans available but because the school is trying to squeeze the most they can out of that and leave us with as little as possible to live on that I find me and my family barely surviving financially. I had to apply for food stamps and medicaid just to get by. Didn't like doing it but had no other choice other than getting a private loan. The school needs to update their budget to the inflated costs of living." Report Response

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