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3 yrs off after graduation (from under.)

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by mashimlro, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. mashimlro

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    Is it bad idea? 3 years off is kinna long?
     
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  3. blankguy

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    Not at all unless you did absolutely nothing during those 3 years. There are a lot of nontraditional applicants who have years of work experience before deciding to pursue dentistry.
     
  4. MonchichiMan

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    It took me three years to get in, so I graduated over 2.5 years ago. I have taken a few correspondence classes, MBA classes, and have worked two full years as a dental assistant. I got in! As long as you have been busy, it will be just fine.
     
  5. rose786

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    Yup. Just stay busy with work or school and do something related to dentistry (shadowing, volunteering) during your time off.
     
  6. reapply2007

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    There is a guy in my class that started d-school when he was 45. I think you'll be fine.
     

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