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When did everything change? Was it COVID? Was it the Super Bowl after VoD 2020? Or was it all after Kobe tragically died in a helicopter crash?

The guys have returning guest (and Zach's neighbor) Dr. Meylinda Meredith of the UMKC School of Dentistry to talk about relatively recent changes in dental education. What's different after COVID? Is it better? Is it worse? 

  • Boards without patients
  • Boards cost $3500 now
  • Written boards are pass/fail, also only one round of written boards
  • A lot of classes are now pass/fail
  • What was life like for graduates in 2020 and 2021?
  • Way less clinical experience and way less reps
  • Lots of online only classes 
  • A lot less faculty available
  • Price of education continues to rise, way less funding from the states (average UMKC student debt is around $350,000)
  • "A payment for their whole career"

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