Tonight I met a woman who’s the officer manager for a large dental practice. She told me when she gets resumes from Penn Dental grads, “I throw them right in the trash.”
Why? I asked, surprised.
“Because they’re arrogant and lacking in empathy,” she said. “They went to dental school because their parents could pay cash and they think because they went to Penn, they’re infallible. We don’t like to work with them, and the patients hate them. Never again.
“I hire from Temple. The school is excellent, the students are highly motivated because they paid for it themselves and they knock themselves out for the patients.”
Whew! A class warrior after my own heart! I told her my recent experience with Penn’s clinic, and she just shook her head. “Why didn’t you go to Temple?” she said. Well, mostly because of the 6-to-12 month waiting list, I said.
“They’re good. That’s why you have to wait,” she said.
Have any of you seen this before? I have heard similar stories, especially about towns with two or more medical schools, such as Baltimore with Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland’s medical campus. It pains me to read stories like Susie’s, as a graduate of Ben Franklin U. myself. (Comments are of course open to rebuttals.)
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