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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by vixen, Jun 4, 2002.

  1. vixen

    vixen I like members 10+ Year Member

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    It seems like when school ends it should be a little less hectic...but it isn't! So I'm frustrated because I have to start studying for the DAT (which I plan on taking in August)...I got an offer for a teaching position for this coming fall (which is good), but there is SOOO much red tape I have to take care of first (taking two exams for that in july, filling out all these applications for licenses and certificates, etc)...working on my dental application, and working at my part time (almost full time) job.

    I guess I just needed to vent a little...anyone else feeling a little frustrated? This reminds me of how important it is to keep working out, to keep my somewhat sane and keep me relaxed.
     
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  3. Westside22

    Westside22 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Vixen,

    Hang in there, you can do it. :)
    What sort of TA position will you be doing?
    As for the DAT, are you taking a prep class?
    I just want to send a few words your way to let you know that many people are juggling several things at the same time applying to dental school.
    As for the application process, it takes time, take it one day at a time and turn in your work.
    As for studying for the DAT, take breaks! and reward yourself, with candy or snacks or go shopping! excersicing is a great idea too.
    Alot of other students are either trying to study for finals, doing applications, getting letters, working, and studying for the DAT, etc
    you are not the only one, so don't worry too much,
    just take it one day at a time, and try to find friends who are going through the same process of applying to dental or medical school, so you can motivate each other while studying and give each other advice, etc,
    Hope that helps, but in the end, your hard work will be paid off.
    Hope i don't sound too much like a psychologist, hehe
    my main point is: hang in there, you are not the only person juggling several things at a time, and you can do it :)
     
  4. vixen

    vixen I like members 10+ Year Member

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    thanks westside! oh, and I'll be a middle school science teacher this fall! I still can't believe I'll be a teacher! (even if it is for a year--well that is, I better get into dental school for 2003!!)

    Thanks!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> :)
     
  5. AJ Jilani

    AJ Jilani Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hang in there Seema your hard work will pay off soon, how is your DAT studing , I find the PAT section the hardest. I am glad to hear you have a job lined up teaching hopfully you will like it. Seema please tell as to what a person would need to become a teacher I am interested if god for bid my dental thing does not work out
     
  6. vixen

    vixen I like members 10+ Year Member

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    AJ,

    Well starting in feb of 2003, nyc will not be giving out temporary liceneses anymore (that's what I'll be getting now). To get one, you must have your bachelors degree, someone must evaluate your transcripts and designate you to a subject area (chem and general sci for me), a school must offer you a position, lots of other red tape stuff and you have to take two exams.

    Anyways, if you want the specifics, call the board of ed (718) 935-5633, or go to teachny.com or go to 65 Court Street in Brooklyn (the board of ed building).

    Thanks for the reply and if you want specifics about teaching, PM me. I'm starting to study for the DAT today...and I'm taking it in august...how's your studying going?
     
  7. AJ Jilani

    AJ Jilani Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Thanks for the reply Seema , I have gotton kind of relaxed for the DAT study but overall it has been good but not as good as I want. Tell you the truth DAT questions are much easier then the exams you would take in those basic science courses. Seema can you please tell about the post graduate courses you have taken for I am not sure if I want to spend a good 12k on taking these courses at Berry University
     
  8. vixen

    vixen I like members 10+ Year Member

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    I took biochem I, organic I and II (retake), microbio, endocrinology and a bioscience class. I think if you want to do a postbacc, you should find a cheaper school to do it at, since you're getting nothing from it. You're in nyc, take them at a cuny school.
     

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