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Any truth to the rumor that ADA will change the DAT to include physics? I keep hearing it, but don't know if there's any validity to it.
Originally posted by The Musketeer
I think it will take about half a year to implement this because they will have to make up suitable physics questions (unless if they take it directly from MCAT or OAT) as well as to inform DAT testers to study for physics. Also, if this rumor is true, then maybe dental schools will begin to require applicants to have physics as a pre-requisite (similar to Medicine and Optometry).
Originally posted by Calculus1
First, I don't think they could change it in 6 months. Second, they will only change it when the average score gets too high. There are still schools willing to accept people with 17s, so I don't think it will change for at least 4-5 years. The averages are picking up, however, so I think it will change eventually.
dr_benj said:Why would they add physics just because the scores are getting too high? Why wouldn't they just make the current questions more difficult? Anoyone have any source from which they heard this rumor that is somewhat valid?
Beam of Light said:I really hope they do make the DAT much harder than it is now. Therefore there would be less dentists in this country, and in turn this will provide the present dentists and students with a brighter aspect of the business aspect of dentistry and healthier income
Beam of Light said:That's exactly my point. There needs to be less people admitted each year. Especially those with under 3.0 GPA's. How can you trust a person that made more C's than A's in school?
blankguy said:That's not very nice
You should exclude those that due to "youthful indiscretion" ended up with a weak record but now are working their butt off to recover.
You are advocating shrinking the profession when the population is expanding.
Beam of Light said:See you have just proved my point exactly. "Youthful indiscretion?"
Oh please. You guys have every oppurtunity to make a successful life out of the oppurtunties you've had. You just blew it. I just wish the admission counselors saw it my way. Dentistry, as a whole, would be better for it.
blankguy said:Well too bad!
Proud to be an under 3.0 club member. Put up with us.