cool_vkb

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Hey iam applying to both Podiatric and Dental Schools (Podiatry my first preference). But as iam taking DAT, iam thinking of also applying to Dental schools.

My current Science GPA is 3.2 and Cum GPA is around 3.0. i want to apply for next year, preferably after january when i will finish all my science pre-reqs.

My question was, what are the present admission standards. I dont have any school preference I am just curious. Could anyone say will i be able to get in a dental school with these stats. Iam taking DAT in August. How much do you think i shud get in DAT to get in. I dont have any preference for dental college. i can relocate anywhere i get admission.

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I've been a member here on SDN long enough to prolly give you a good idea of where you stand with your stats. I'm taking DAT soon also but i've learned a lot from reading others posts etc. I'd say with your stats you would need at least 21+ AA (Academic Average) on your DAT. to have a shot at getting into at least one school. I mean don't get me wrong people with your gpa have gotten in and with lower gpas as well, but if were talking about the average student you definitely would need 21+. Your chances of getting into a POD are MUUUUUUUUUUUUCH higher. My friend got a 16 AA DAT last year and got admitted same day at merrit college up in San Francisco. So don't worry about gettting into pod. If you get 17AA which is pretty easy to get you will get into podiatry with ease. Hope this post helped. Oh and also if you want to see the average stats for dental schools, in terms of average gpa, DAT, etc. its all in this site and the stats are fresh stats from last years matriculants: Predents.com Gluck.

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thank u reef. really appreciate ur quick response.



teefRcool said:
I've been a member here on SDN long enough to prolly give you a good idea of where you stand with your stats. I'm taking DAT soon also but i've learned a lot from reading others posts etc. I'd say with your stats you would need at least 21+ AA (Academic Average) on your DAT. to have a shot at getting into at least one school. I mean don't get me wrong people with your gpa have gotten in and with lower gpas as well, but if were talking about the average student you definitely would need 21+. Your chances of getting into a POD are MUUUUUUUUUUUUCH higher. My friend got a 16 AA DAT last year and got admitted same day at merrit college up in San Francisco. So don't worry about gettting into pod. If you get 17AA which is pretty easy to get you will get into podiatry with ease. Hope this post helped. Oh and also if you want to see the average stats for dental schools, in terms of average gpa, DAT, etc. its all in this site and the stats are fresh stats from last years matriculants: Predents.com Gluck.

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If you have some extra cash... you should probably purchase the Official Guide to Dental Schools book from the ADA website. It provides you with a lot of info regarding admissions criteria and the stats of incoming dental students. If you dont want to spend the money... predents.com is a pretty useful tool to help you get started.

However, I would like to share some advice. If Podiatry is your passion, then dont even think about a backup plan. You work your butt off until you get into a program. Don't go into any field because it was your 2nd choice... thats the worst thing you can do.

The most successful and happiest people are those who risked everything to get where they wanted to be! I have been working at getting into Dental School for quite some time now. I know that I have other options. Everyone and their mother remind me of it all the time. But it aint gonna happen, because I want to be a dentist... no matter how long it takes!

Having a "backup" means you are already second-guessing yourself... you are preparing yourself for failure. Dont allow that to happen! Do what you love and dont let anyone stop you from getting what you want.
 

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Fariba said:
However, I would like to share some advice. If Podiatry is your passion, then dont even think about a backup plan. You work your butt off until you get into a program. Don't go into any field because it was your 2nd choice... thats the worst thing you can do.

The most successful and happiest people are those who risked everything to get where they wanted to be! I have been working at getting into Dental School for quite some time now. I know that I have other options. Everyone and their mother remind me of it all the time. But it aint gonna happen, because I want to be a dentist... no matter how long it takes!

Having a "backup" means you are already second-guessing yourself... you are preparing yourself for failure. Dont allow that to happen! Do what you love and dont let anyone stop you from getting what you want.
Excellent post. :thumbup:
 

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Your stats are borderline. Getting into dental school might happen but it will be a crap shoot for you.

But why evne bother if you know you want to do podiatry. Save your thousand dollars in application fees and go blow it in Mexico or something.
 

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But why even bother if you know you want to do podiatry. Save your thousand dollars in application fees.
I would agree with this to an extent...

Dental school (and podiatry school) are both big committments and neither application process is cheap. I would advice sticking to what you are truly passionate about - whatever that may be - and in the long run you'll have nothing to regret.
 

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burton117 said:
I would agree with this to an extent...

Dental school (and podiatry school) are both big committments and neither application process is cheap. I would advice sticking to what you are truly passionate about - whatever that may be - and in the long run you'll have nothing to regret.

how much does the average podiatrist make?
 
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