jlee1986

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hey guys,

do u think it'll look bad if i write down that i shadowed my father who's an oral surgeon? i definitely have another shadowing experience with someone not related to me (hell, i'll put that one first), but i didn't know how adcoms would see my shadowing experience with my dad. i definitely don't want to come off as that kid who is only pursuing dentistry just because their dad's a dentist. what would you do if you were me?
 

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There's nothing wrong about being inspired to follow the footsteps of your father. Just make sure you see the profession for what it is. I think trying to get proof that you've shadowed/volunteered for him might be a bit tricky for those schools that specifically ask for documentation for such. You obviously can't get him to write you a LOR but maybe just a note stating that you've volunteered or shadowed. :confused: If you can't get the other person that you've done that to write for you a LOR.
 
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jlee1986

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which schools specifically ask for hours from dentists? also, would these schools ask for the hours from all of the dentists that i put in my application?