2015 Guide to Dental School Admission

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by doc toothache, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. SDN is made possible through member donations, sponsorships, and our volunteers. Learn about SDN's nonprofit mission.
  1. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

    7,643
    1,780
    Jan 17, 2006
    The 2015 Guide to Dental School Admission is now available. Please note that, as of 6-13-15, pages 1-35 reflect the information from the 2015-2016 ADEA Guide. The remaining information to be revised is in progress. For a complete daily class schedules for years 1 through 4 see: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=985933

    Comments/reviews on the Guide, subjects included/excluded are welcomed (via post, pm or e-mail- [email protected]).

    PERSONAL STATEMENT CRITIQUE IS AVAILABLE. The ps can be sent via pm or to [email protected].
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jun 13, 2015
  2. SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads.
  3. Stacker

    Stacker n = 1 7+ Year Member

    765
    7
    Jan 11, 2009
    Thanks Doc! With predents down, your threads are really helping me out!
     
  4. DoeAdeer

    DoeAdeer Banned

    410
    2
    May 10, 2012
    It seems the doc's retirement from SDN is nearing.
     
    StericHindrance likes this.
  5. Kahr

    Kahr audi 5000 Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor 7+ Year Member

    4,018
    38
    Jan 31, 2008
    Air Force
    It is my sincere hope that everyone applying to dental school or preparing to do so, takes full advantage of the incredible resource put together on our pre-dent forum by docT.

    Thank you for being around during my own application cycle, as well as for the one before and now, and those to come; you are greatly appreciated throughout it all. :)
     
  6. rocky90

    rocky90 2+ Year Member

    323
    1
    May 17, 2011
    Thank you. I am sure it will help everyone out here.
     
  7. SmilingTooth

    SmilingTooth 5+ Year Member

    612
    230
    May 9, 2011
    New New York
    Thanks doc toothache! Greatly appreciate you help :)
     
  8. Parklife

    Parklife

    644
    3
    Mar 25, 2012
    Doc for president.
     
  9. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

    7,643
    1,780
    Jan 17, 2006
    An unabridged guide to dental school admission is now available.
     
  10. UCSFx2017

    UCSFx2017 username is misleading 7+ Year Member

    1,117
    74
    Oct 11, 2007
    That's a pretty bad ass CV doc! Thanks!
     
  11. Teeths

    Teeths 2+ Year Member

    559
    85
    Apr 13, 2011
    Florida
    I see in Guide Section 2 , Table 2-4 lists what school's cut-offs are in terms of oldest DAT date accepted, etc. For LECOM, it states 2-1-12 as the oldest date they accept for this upcoming application cycle and I'm wondering where the basis of this information comes from? This is stated on LECOM Dental School's website:

    "Each candidate must submit his or her most recent Dental Admission Test (DAT) scores through the American Dental Education Associate application service (ADEA AADSAS). DAT scores taken within the past three years are acceptable. LECOM will consider DATs taken up to February 11, 2013."

    So obviously it's not updated yet for the upcoming cycle (which would probably change the February 11, 2013 to ~February 11, 2014) but is it true that they don't accept DAT scores within 3 years now?
     
  12. patricklin27

    patricklin27 2+ Year Member

    157
    1
    Dec 19, 2011
    did you write all of this?
     
  13. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

    7,643
    1,780
    Jan 17, 2006
    The source is listed at the bottom of the table- 2013 ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools.

    That would be a yes; ghost writers for DS admissions guides are in short supply.
     
  14. Teeths

    Teeths 2+ Year Member

    559
    85
    Apr 13, 2011
    Florida

    Whoops, guess I missed it. Thanks for responding so quickly! :)
     
  15. free99

    free99 SDN Moderator 2+ Year Member

    1,728
    653
    Oct 24, 2012
    Page 3 of 81 is my favorite.
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2013
  16. IsaacYankem

    IsaacYankem 2+ Year Member

    509
    108
    Feb 25, 2012
    Great work Doc! This is uber helpful. Thank you so much for your time and resources.
     
  17. Rango

    Rango 2+ Year Member

    37
    0
    Dec 5, 2012
    this guide is awesome, i will be coming back to consult it as i work on my application this cycle. thanks! :thumbup:
     
  18. DATking

    DATking 2+ Year Member

    13
    1
    Mar 16, 2013
    Amazing work on this. Just curious where can I get the "modified" SA formula. I've been using the one I found on their website. And does anyone know if other schools look at it.

    Thanks
     
  19. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

    7,643
    1,780
    Jan 17, 2006
    The "modified" formula was used to arbitrarily rank ds in the Guide and in some of the posts. Colorado also uses/used a formula to rank their applicants.
     
  20. paymaant

    paymaant 5+ Year Member

    674
    58
    Mar 28, 2011
    Washington DC
    Hi Doc,

    Do the costs listed on pages 39 and 40 include living expenses?
     
  21. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

    7,643
    1,780
    Jan 17, 2006
    It does.
     
  22. Paperclipz

    Paperclipz 2+ Year Member

    305
    42
    Jan 10, 2013
    USA
    Thank you Doc Toothache for putting this together!
     
  23. InternationalSt

    InternationalSt 2+ Year Member

    38
    4
    May 22, 2013
    Thanks so much for all this info. Trying to find it all by going through all the websites can get very stressful!

    I'm finding myself in a position where I didn't take any prereqs at my undergrad, and so I took all the basic requirements at a community college without realizing that cc courses are looked down upon by many ds. I will be attending a post-bacc program at a 4-year university, and was wondering if taking upper-division courses in biology (like histology, microbiology) and chemistry (biochem) would "overwrite" the cc courses as prereqs to the admission committees (assuming I do well in those courses)? Also, would getting a high DAT score, like above 21, still make me a competitive applicant in my situation?

    Since I still need to take all these upper-division courses and need more observing hours to boost my application, I don't think it is possible to make myself a good applicant for this cycle, and thus will be applying for the next cycle. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

    Thanks in advance!!
     
  24. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

    7,643
    1,780
    Jan 17, 2006
    It does not appear that you are.
     
  25. momomoz

    momomoz 2+ Year Member

    15
    11
    Jul 16, 2013
    Thank you so much :) This is a great help.
     
  26. raingiraffe

    raingiraffe 2+ Year Member

    3
    0
    Nov 29, 2013
    Los Angeles
    Thank you so much for these guides! They are of tremendous help. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
     
  27. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

    7,643
    1,780
    Jan 17, 2006
  28. Leafs86

    Leafs86 2+ Year Member

    40
    21
    Nov 22, 2013
    Is there a tuition + fees cost list somewhere out there that excludes living expenses?
     
  29. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

    7,643
    1,780
    Jan 17, 2006
    Cello likes this.
  30. Leafs86

    Leafs86 2+ Year Member

    40
    21
    Nov 22, 2013
  31. Stubbornly Pre-Med

    Stubbornly Pre-Med

    22
    1
    May 21, 2014
    Thank you so much for this Doc!!
    :)
     
  32. ckabu14

    ckabu14

    6
    0
    Oct 14, 2014
  33. Cello

    Cello SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

    1,098
    1,331
    Sep 10, 2011
    Someday I hope to meet doc toothache so that I can shake his/her hand.
     
  34. oceanangel4

    oceanangel4 2+ Year Member

    313
    112
    Jul 24, 2012
    According to this, only 40-50% of applicants who interviewed at UoP get accepted, but I thought that if you got an interview at UoP you are basically in...:/
     
  35. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

    7,643
    1,780
    Jan 17, 2006
    The numbers given by UOP do not appear to support your theory.
     
  36. oceanangel4

    oceanangel4 2+ Year Member

    313
    112
    Jul 24, 2012
    According to the 2014 ADEA Guide, 194 IS students interviewed at UoP and 190 were accepted; 104 OOS students were interviewed and 102 students were accepted. How does that not support my theory?
     
  37. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

    7,643
    1,780
    Jan 17, 2006
    Maybe we have different versions of the Guide. For ISS the Estimated Number Enrolled is 106 and for OOS it is 35.
     
  38. oceanangel4

    oceanangel4 2+ Year Member

    313
    112
    Jul 24, 2012
    Oh you are using the "number enrolled" and not the "number accepted." That would make sense. Perhaps it would be better to change the label %Aoi (percent of interviewed accepted) on the guide to "percent of interviewed enrolled"
     
  39. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

    7,643
    1,780
    Jan 17, 2006
    Not all the information in the ADEA Guide is accurate. While the numbers listed (IS 194 interviewed/190 accepted; OOS 104/102) could reflect the actual numbers, since they appear to be out of line with the rest of the country, the less accurate number of interviewed/enrolled were used. Either UOP has an uncanny batting average on whom they select for interview or the interview is a mere formality, kind of like a la Creighton, where an interview is not mandatory.
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2014
  40. 2THDDS

    2THDDS 2+ Year Member

    843
    524
    Jul 26, 2014

    for some reason, I can't imagine doc toothache to be a woman!
     
  41. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

    7,643
    1,780
    Jan 17, 2006
    We would not want to create too much confusion.
     
    brigdawg521 likes this.
  42. lanzo

    lanzo 2+ Year Member

    200
    99
    Oct 13, 2014
    When will the new mini guide be out?
     
  43. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

    7,643
    1,780
    Jan 17, 2006
    The guide will be updated for 2015 pending publication of the 2015 ADEA Official Guide to DS
     
    Radaa and lanzo like this.
  44. hannah_hoac

    hannah_hoac 2+ Year Member

    626
    582
    Aug 20, 2014
    Hmmmm, I have a feeling doc toothache might be one due to the history of her avatars.
     
  45. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

    7,643
    1,780
    Jan 17, 2006
    Hmmmm..Having a little trouble with RC?
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2015
  46. DentalDoge

    DentalDoge 2+ Year Member

    1,159
    772
    Jun 6, 2014
    How do you English?
     
  47. Radaa

    Radaa

    54
    61
    Jan 3, 2015
    So will it be updated with this year's info once the book is published?
    Thanks in advance!
     
  48. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

    7,643
    1,780
    Jan 17, 2006
    Err.....yes.
     
  49. DentistWannaBe2013

    DentistWannaBe2013

    6
    0
    Jun 2, 2015
    When I google I get lot of hits for post bacc linkage programs but except one or two of them, none explicitly say that they have linkage with dental school. Is there any link on site with comprehensive list of post bacc linkage programs for dental schools ?
     
  50. KristenD77

    KristenD77 Predent 5+ Year Member

    200
    25
    Apr 29, 2012
    Does anyone know if doctoothdecay is still critquing personal statements?
     
  51. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

    7,643
    1,780
    Jan 17, 2006
    Yes.
     
    KristenD77 likes this.

Share This Page