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Am I unworthy?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by RootCanal, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. RootCanal

    RootCanal I 2+ Year Member

    Oct 16, 2006
    South Carolina
    I applied to 11 schools. I only received one interview from Louisville where I did some post grad work and I was accepted in the first round. I'm looking at some of the other people's stats and I really don't think I am worthy of claiming a spot (though of course I'm going to.) I only had a 2.89 in undergrad (Charleston.) I received my Masters degree from Louisville with a 3.5...bringing my cum GPA on AADSAS up to a 3.01 (without +/-) and a 2.97 with +/-. I took my DATs 2 times. First time I had 16/15, second time (2 yrs later) I had 18/18. Nothing spectacular. After looking at some that were rejected, I'm starting to question my worthiness of claiming a spot. Anyone have an opinion on this?
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  3. t man

    t man Epoxi-Lips 2+ Year Member

    Nov 3, 2006
    are you for real? take the spot!
  4. RootCanal

    RootCanal I 2+ Year Member

    Oct 16, 2006
    South Carolina
    Of course I'm taking it but I maybe don't deserve it.
  5. benitz2

    benitz2 2+ Year Member

    Nov 28, 2006
    Don't feel bad or less worthy than your fellow must have something that Lousiville finds appealing and you should be proud of that!! Hey, your going to be a Dentist, buck up and be proud....congratulations
  6. diane07

    diane07 2+ Year Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    Don't feel that you're "unworthy" Take the spot and be grateful that you were accepted.

    If your ties to the school (ie - getting your Masters from Louisville) helped you in the application process . . . then so be it.

    You made your application better by getting a Masters, and you succeeded by getting accepted. Good for you! You did exactly what a lot of other people are doing, making their application better any way they know how. So don't feel bad about it!
  7. I'mFillingFine

    I'mFillingFine Pulptastic 5+ Year Member

    Jul 23, 2005
    Shuffled off....
    Everyone works hard to get in, but once you ARE in, it's a clean slate for everyone. Think of it that way...that you're all on the same page, because you truly are and there's very little benefit you can get before you go. They start you from the beginning, so you all get an equal shot at it (one benefit of dental/med school over grad programs in specific subjects like engineering and the like)

    You'll be amazed at who struggles and who does not. Often, the people who were surprised to get in their first year applying or who feel somehow inadequate (which of course isn't true) try super hard just for those reasons, and end up doing a lot better than the rest ;)
  8. t man

    t man Epoxi-Lips 2+ Year Member

    Nov 3, 2006
    well then stop comparing yourself to others who were accepted/rejected. it's impossible for admissions to be completely fair, and even IF you didn't deserve your acceptance (which i think you did. judging by what you've done you've worked hard and probably wanted it more than a lot of other people) just know that you have the opportunity to do great things and you shouldn't doubt whether or not you should seize that opportunity. be gracious, go for it and don't look back.
  9. lgwdnbdgr

    lgwdnbdgr 10+ Year Member

    Sep 18, 2006
    The Louisville admissions committee has evaluated FAR more dental school applicants than all of us on SDN combined. I would trust their opinion of whether or not you "deserve" admission. :)

  10. leedizzal

    leedizzal 2+ Year Member

    Feb 16, 2007

    Honestly I think its your attitude... They probably talked with you in your interview and you exuded somebody they wanted representing their school... That can go a lot further a lot of times then just some high scores... You might be the real deal and a genuine person that really wants to take care of people. AFter all we are in a people caring business and at the end of the day treating your patients with compassion is the most important part....

    Id be proud and take your spot with no reservation you have worked hard and congrats.....

    Your masters helps you out a lot to and shows your at least dedicated and want to do this...
  11. CaliDDS

    CaliDDS 2+ Year Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    is this a joke?

  12. DoctorHappyFeet

    DoctorHappyFeet Banned Banned

    Mar 3, 2007
    You have a solid 3.5GPA in a master's degree from the school... why are you surprised?
  13. darksky

    darksky 2+ Year Member

    Feb 22, 2007
    you have achieved a alot ! never give up !!!
  14. armorshell

    armorshell One Man Freak Show Dentist Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Apr 12, 2006
    At the practice I used to work at, the only dentist who I would let touch me had a 2.3 undergrad gpa. You're performance in undergrad is not a reflection of your future dental abilities.

    Keep your nose to the grindstone, get everything you can out of dental school and be the best dentist you can be.
  15. Drill2Fill

    Drill2Fill DentalStudentWannabe 5+ Year Member

    Mar 20, 2006
    It's your spot. Take IT. They school though you were worthy, thats all that matters!
  16. Pedro Sanchez

    Pedro Sanchez P DIDDY 25/26/25 2+ Year Member

    Jan 25, 2007
    Keep working hard and you'll get in.
  17. Fuji

    Fuji 2+ Year Member

    Sep 1, 2006
    Congratulations, RootCanal, for getting accepted. Although you may feel like your stats don't compare well to those of other applicants, just remember that it isn't all about the numbers. When you and your classmates come together next fall, you won't be walking around with GPA's tattooed to your foreheads. What you will contribute to your class is your personality, your attitude, your ambition, and all those other attributes that make up who you are. That is what the admissions committee saw in you, and that is why you were accepted.

    By the way, who let the troll out of its cage again?

  18. gatormichigan

    gatormichigan 7+ Year Member

    Oct 31, 2006
    take the spot!! PLUS, I'm sure that the 3.7's that were rejected from there got in elsewhere.
  19. Nasem

    Nasem 2+ Year Member

    Aug 30, 2006
    Lansing, MI
    applied to 11 and only got an interview at 1 ? how early/late did you apply for the cycle ?
  20. pmantz

    pmantz Member 5+ Year Member

    Jul 3, 2006
    You weren't until you asked the question.

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