The current dental school admissions: An overview of the admission process and the geographical distribution of dental school enrollees in Taiwan

Feng Chou Cheng, Ming Chung Lee, Ling Hsia Wang, Wen Juain Lin, Tsui Hua Liu, Shiang Yao Liu, Chun Pin Chiang*

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研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

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Background/purpose: There is no specific admission system for dentistry in Taiwan. The aims of this study were to describe and analyze the current admission processes for entry into dental schools through the university admission system and to compare the geographical distribution of dental school enrollees. Materials and methods: All seven dental schools of general universities in Taiwan were included to analyze the admission protocols in 2019 and 2020. All data of dental enrollment quotas and dental school enrollees presented in this study were collected from information available to the public on the related websites. Results: The total dental enrollment quotas via the university admission system were 381 in 2019 and 397 in 2020. Those admitted via the special program for indigenous peoples and offshore island peoples were both 27 in 2019 and 2020, respectively. The main dental school admission way was individual application, and the main providers of dental enrollment quotas were northern dental schools and private dental schools. In addition, dental school enrollees were concentrated in the northern region, municipalities, and cities in Taiwan. Conclusion: Further advancement is needed to expand participation and broaden the sociodemographic profile of dental school applicants. The dental schools would benefit from a long-term prospective study about the correlation of admission methods with students’ performance in dental schools. The special program is impacting the equality of admission opportunities. It is necessary to track the practice dynamics of these dental school graduates who were enrolled via the special program as a basis for policy adjustment.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)1342-1349
頁數8
期刊Journal of Dental Sciences
17
發行號3
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2022 7月

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