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The aim of this study was to determine if there was a relationship between students' academic history and their performance in the first year of dental school, with a focus on academic load in undergraduate education. A total of 174 student records from the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine Classes of 2011 to 2018 were analyzed. These records included students at the top and bottom of each class at the end of their first term of study. Outcomes were broad measures of student success: student continued in curriculum, student withdrew/was dismissed, or student remediated at least one course. In the comparison of the top and bottom ten students across the classes, the following variables were found to be significant: Barron's score of undergraduate institution, undergraduate science GPA, number of failures or withdrawals from science courses during undergraduate education, DAT scores, and underrepresented minority status. The results of this study are not meant to inform the admissions process, but to highlight opportunities for enhancing student services via early identification of students who may benefit from additional academic support while in dental school.
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Name: Journal of dental education
Emotional intelligence (EI) has been increasingly associated with the success of health care professionals, including dental professionals. Mental health, physical health, and life satisfaction all ha...
Scientific research is an important part of healthcare curricula and a vital exercise to help develop clinician's research skills. The aim of this study was to evaluate quantitatively the knowledge an...
To determine the reliability and validity of the Jefferson Scale of Empathy-Health Profession Students version (JSE-HPS) as a tool to measure the empathy levels in undergraduate dental students in Nig...
Patient safety is an important issue in healthcare. In the United Kingdom, wrong site tooth extraction contributes to a significant proportion of adverse or harmful events, coined 'never events'. Ther...
Postbaccalaureate programs help predental students strengthen their basic science knowledge and improve their study skills before applying or reapplying for dental school admission. A high percentage ...
Considering the increasing number of HIV and HBV cases, the aim of this study is to evaluate the knowledge,Attitude and practice of fifth year undergraduate dental students regarding post-...
This retrospective cohort study assessed sealant clinical success applied to pit and fissure by dental undergraduate students at Piracicaba Dental School - Brazil.
This study´s objective was to identify the effectiveness of bed bath video during simulation in the performance of undergraduate student skills. Method. This is a randomized, blinded clin...
Dietary choices, quality of life and stress will be evaluated in a sample of 100 undergraduate students who are in their first year of university. Students will be randomized into the foll...
This study aims to explore learning process for undergraduate students in this doctor-patient relationship course. This study is one of the 3 studies included in a PhD on learning process ...
Undergraduate medical education programs for second- , third- , and fourth-year students in which the students receive clinical training and experience in teaching hospitals or affiliated health centers.
Test designed to identify students suitable for admission into a graduate or undergraduate curriculum.
The nonexpendable items used by the dentist or dental staff in the performance of professional duties. (From Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p106)
Hand-held tools or implements especially used by dental professionals for the performance of clinical tasks.
Facilities for the performance of services related to dental treatment but not done directly in the patient's mouth.
Dentistry is the study, management and treatment of diseases and conditions affecting the mouth, jaw, teeth and their supporting tissues (Oxford Medical Dictionary) The work of a dentist ranges from regular patient check-up to orthodontics and surgery....