pre dental

  1. JJeffreyChen

    Practical DAT Test Day Experience & Breakdown (23AA/22PAT/23TS) by a First-time (& Last-time) Taker

    Greetings fellow predental peeps of SDN. I have been a long-time lurker on this forum since the very day I signed up for the DAT. I wrote my exam about a month ago and I was quite happy about the result: AA 23, PAT 22, TS 23, BIO 23, GC 28, OC 20, RC 21, QR 23 Prep time: 2 months 13 days...
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  3. Het.mehta

    Can I get into a good dental school or even a dental school?

    3.58 cuml. GPA, 3.37 sGPA. I have 4 publications as a first/second author, but also did get a C/ in Org Chem1/2. I have good shadowing hours and letters of rec, and volunteering.
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    Hey everyone, I have yet to receive a single interview from any of the dental schools I have applied to. I just want to get someone else’s opinion on my chances since I’m in panic mode. School List: Harvard submitted June 26 UCLA submitted June 26 UCSF - rejected sept 1 WesternU- submitted...
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    Should I Study 6 months for the DAT while in school?

    Hi everyone, I was thinking of studying for the DAT using DATbooster for the next 6 months. I am currently a full time student. I plan on studying 1-2 hours a day while I am in school for the next 3 months to get a feel for the material. Then, when winter break comes around, I will be studying...
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    WAMC Looking for some direction

    Date of submission: 09/07/2021 Overall GPA: 3.3 Science GPA: 3.0 DAT score (include AA and all sections): 18 AA, 17 Bio, 14 Orgo, 13 Gen chem, 15TS 28 RC, 18 QR, 19 PAT State of Residence: VA Major: Global Health Minority? Yes, Middle Eastern Reapplicant? No Shadowing Experience: 450...
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  9. artist2022

    Official Convention/Interview Prep/Shadow/Pre-Dental Day/Program/Event Thread

    Hey guys, I think it would be a great idea to post about the events that are going on at different schools so that people are informed and can attend! These can include things like interview prep days, shadow/visit days, preview days, pre-dental days, etc. These can also include things hosted...
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    WAMC- low undergrad gpa, ongoing masters

    Date of submission: Mid-June Overall GPA- Undergrad: 3.0 Science GPA- Undergrad: 2.9 Bio-Chem-Physics GPA: 3.3 Masters GPA (ongoing)- 3.6 (will most likely end with a 3.7) DAT score (include AA and all sections): 22AA, 20TS, 22 PAT, 21 GCHEM, 19 BIO, 24 QR, 24 RC, 21 OCHEM State of Residence...
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    dental acitivities question

    hi so i have 2 BME projects i did for a class that i want to include in my activities section but im not sure where to place it. 1 was a year long medical device that me and a team made from start to finish and another was a bme related computer program to monitor cavity growth, does anyone know...
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    Pre-Dental shadowing opportunities in Philadelphia?

    Hello, I am looking to shadow/volunteer/assist a dentist in Philadelphia. I was hoping somebody could help me out with a connection to a dentist or dental group who helps potential students in this area as I am new to the area. I am having a lot of trouble finding somebody who is willing to let...
  14. nydnarb

    High school student seeking classes advice

    Hello, I was hoping someone could please give me some insight on the types of classes that would prepare me for my pre dental future. (Note: I want to try to finish my undergrad as soon as possible. Some people I ask are saying that I should take a gap year and go to dental school in 2024, but I...
  15. sambarcenaa

    Advice for a senior in hs

    I'm graduating this summer, Long story short I'm going to do a program for dental assisting which is 10 months long, and then start my studies for dentistry. My question is if it's worth it to work as a dental assistant during dental school(Saturday and/or Sunday). I live in California and in my...
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    Anyone know anything about the Benedictine University (Lisle, IL) Master of Science in Integrative Physiology?

    I'm a pre-dental junior with a lower gpa/science gpa. I saw this program and was wondering if anyone knew about the stats of students that got into dental school, experiences with the linkages that the program states with dental schools, overall experience with the program, etc. Also, how does...
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    DAT Limbo

    Hi all, can you please advise me on my DAT score and whether I should retake? I just took it and the scores are: PA 19, QR 21, RC 19, BIO 22, GC 18, OC 21= TS 20, AA20 I finished undergrad (3.0) and just completed a post bac (4.0) => now my cGPA 3.26, sGPA 3.15, BCP 3.18, with post bac classes...
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    How shaky can my hands/fingers be before I have to worry about them affecting the physical examination in schools?

    Highschool senior here. Looking to start my pre-dental journey hopefully in September! I've been fascinated with dentistry ever since I met my dad's dentist. Sometimes he guides me through what he's doing, and that eventually evolved into my passionate curiosity and fascination with dentistry...
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    chances? I submitted my dental school application by mid- august, still haven't receive any interview.

    Hey guys, I still haven't receive any interview from any dental school that I applied. I submitted my application by mid-August. My Science GPA is lower than average 3.22. My DAT average is 19. PAT:21, Quantitative reasoning:19, Reading 19, Biology 19, chemistry 20, Organic chemistry 20. Is any...
  20. Japo237


    I am a current applicant to dental schools and have had 4 interviews at UF, UPenn, Pitt, and UK. I have a 4.0 GPA and 23 AA/23 PAT/ 23 Science average on my DAT. The covid-19 pandemic looks like it will be continuing on for at least the next year. Dental school is extremely expensive and I want...
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    Which dental schools have a pass/fail grading system? Any advantages/disadvantages?

    Good evening, I’m having a hard time finding a list of all the dental schools (in the US) that have a pass/fail grading system. Can someone let me know which schools do this and how it exactly works? Does the pass/ fail portion only apply to lab and clinical classes or does it apply to didactic...
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    What are my chances?

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    Non-trad(27 year old) pre-dental looking for advice on pre-reqs

    So I’m just starting my pre-reqs and looking for advice on the best way forward. Currently, I have a bachelors degree in accounting from Western Governors University (online school). The downside is that through this university I have no gpa. I do have about 30 hours attempted from a community...
  25. math14320

    OMFS and Neurosurgery

    Hi, does anyone know if I can complete my OMFS residency and then do another residency on neurosurgery?
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    Trying to Get Pre-Reqs Done; Military Dental Assistant

    Hello! I am currently working as a dental assistant for the US Air Force overseas. I am trying to get as many prerequisite classes completed as possible with my time over here. (I have about 2.5 years let over seas, and another 4 + in the military.) I already have some college courses under my...
  27. baigern

    2020-2021 Texas A&M Dental Post-Baccalaureate Program

    Didn't see a thread for this year's TAMCOD PBP application cycle so here's a thread for everyone that applied. Good luck to everyone applying!
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    Q&A Session For Pre-Dent And Dental Student

    My name is Lei and I graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. I am currently working as a full-time dentist at VA medical center and a part-time associate at a DSO. I am offering Q&A Session for Pre-Dent and Dental Student on topics DAT Preparation (Score 24, 99.6th...
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    Advice on starting a DAT prep

    Im planning on taking the DAT in April 2020 and will be prepping with DATDestroyer, Feralis notes, Dr. Romano's Dynamite bio review, DAT Bootcamp, and PAT Booster. Im a little unsure on how to begin studying for the DAT with the vast amount of information that is covered on it. Would it be wise...
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  31. liquidsnaken7

    Former Military Officer changing career to Dentistry

    I would like to get an idea of how I should pursue my next course of action. I have always wanted to go into Dentistry, but as a first generation student, I didn't have much guidance. The only way to pay for college was to join to Military; additionally, I majored in non-science degree and...
  32. rpsb16

    When to take the DAT/ Life Advice- VERY Complicated Case

    Ok so i'll try to make this as short as possible. My overall gpa is 2.69, and I am in second year university with a bit less than half of my courses completed in my degree (took a bit less than a full course load these two years) . I have been getting almost all A's so far in second year (just...
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    Going on vacation... Can I visit a nearby dental school?

    I'm from the east coast and I'm traveling to LA for spring break. I was curious if it was appropriate to call a school and ask if I could visit while I'm on my trip? Not sure if it's ok to ask to meet with someone to review my application before applying this cycle, or if I should ask for a...
  34. ThatoneKorean

    Low uGPA, relatively high gGPA and DAT, and good LoR + EC

    Hi as the title says I have a low overall uGPA ( 2.86 ) but an above average gGPA ( 3.66, I am assuming it's above average since my Grad director said the average GPA is 3.4-3.5 ) and DAT ( 22 ). Other thing to mention is that I have an upward undergrad trend ( 1.86 in my Freshman year to a 3.52...
  35. Rick Harrison

    Organic Chemistry in the Summer?

    Hey everyone, I am a freshman attending a small university with about 2,000 students and so far I don't like my school at all. I haven't found any clubs I am interested in and I can't relate to many of the students here because a large majority only came to school for athletics. Because my...
  36. rpsb16

    Destined for Failure ? Being Naive? Or just Ignorant towards Reality?

    Ok. long story short. Im a Canadian in 2nd year university, currently trying to offset 4 C+'s , 1 C , 1 D+ from first year . In second year now , i got 2 B+'s, and 4 A's so far. NOW, I calculated my maximum gpa and i can only get a 7.8/9 scale (which is 3.8). I know all of the Cutoffs in canada...
  37. Biggytooth

    Do Schools Usually Formally Reject You or Leave You 'Under Review"

    Hey people, Do most dental programs formally reject people they aren't interested in? Or do the vast majority just leave you 'under review' until the cycle is over? Thanks
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    I'm an average/below average pre dental student, what are my chances this cycle?

    Hi everyone! I'm currently a junior biology major and in need of advice here. I hope to apply early in the 2019-2020 cycle; the second week of June to be exact. I'm worried that my application is weak, here are my stats: science GPA: 3.37 Overall GPA: 3.54 DAT score: Have not taken it yet, I...
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    Chances of being admitted to dental school

    Hi everyone, I could really use some feedback concerning my chances of being accepted into dental school. I am currently a senior studying Biopsychology at the University of Virginia. I didn't know what I wanted to do for a while and thus didn't take any science classes my first year. I was...
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    What are my chances with these stats?

    Hello! Very common question, but I'm trying to get all the help I can get! I'm currently a junior at Pitt planning on applying the upcoming cycle. Major: Natural Sciences, Minor: Spanish GPAs: 3.4 oGPA and 3.3 sGPA DAT: 21 AA, 21 TS, 22 PAT Some important EC: ~250 hrs of dental assisting...