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Discussion in 'International Dental' started by starrynight, May 5, 2007.

  1. starrynight

    starrynight 2+ Year Member

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    hello everyone! i am applying this mos at UIC and i am struggling with the statement letter...anyone some advice?, really thks
     
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  3. Tahaza

    Tahaza BU Class of 2010 2+ Year Member

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    Hi there,

    Although personal statements are highly individual, there are some basic guidlines. I'm kind of struggling with it myself, but as I keep writing and deleting, I'm hopefully coming up with something. Click here for some samples.
     
  4. starrynight

    starrynight 2+ Year Member

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    thks Tahaza, it is really helpful! are you applying to the UIC too? this is my first ever(UIC and the US), so i am pretty excited and nervous and confused:confused:
     
  5. Tahaza

    Tahaza BU Class of 2010 2+ Year Member

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    Haven't decided yet. Just got my NBDE results.
     
  6. ammar_d

    ammar_d NBDE1

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    hi there.
    can u share ur scores?
    I'me interested in UIC too. do u know the average scores they usually intereview?
     
  7. starrynight

    starrynight 2+ Year Member

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    hi ammar_d!
    widedent(uic iddp student) said"the average score in our class for NBDE part 1 is 87. Having part 2 is not mandatory but is an advantage. 1/3rd of us have passed part 2."
    last year they had around 280 applications and interviewed ~70..but i don't know theirs average score;
    i have 91 at 1st part and 83 2nd; teofl 277
    have you applied yet? i still have to wrapp the statement letter up...it's taking me more then i expected:(
    have a great day:)
     
  8. ammar_d

    ammar_d NBDE1

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    thanks for your information.
    no i didn't apply yet....Ive just received my NBDE 1 its 87!!!
    and toefl 98..and no part 2 yet!
    i dont have good chances:(:(
    I'll send them anyway:D
    do you know when do they call for the interviews?
    let us know when they call u....they will for sure...ur scores r great
    good luck
     
  9. starrynight

    starrynight 2+ Year Member

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    thanks ammar_d, you're kind..my big down is that i don't have any kind of dental experience in the US:(....regarding your scores i know at least 2 people that graduated from uic and their scores were even lower..81-83 for the 1st part; on the other hand both of them had very good dental experience- they worked as DA for a period of time...so, nothing is lost, you should definitley send you application:thumbup:
    from what i know you are called 2 weeks in advance..last year there were 3 sessions of interviews, one week in Aug., one in Sept. in one in Oct.
    best of luck:luck:
     
  10. ASHWAQ

    ASHWAQ 2+ Year Member

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    Hi starrynight,I am applying to UIC,in the same stage as yours,writing personnel statment and getting my recommendation letters, if you want,we can help each others.
     
  11. ASHWAQ

    ASHWAQ 2+ Year Member

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    I was in UIC waiting list 2 years ago with 84 part one score, so do apply, you do have a big chanc.
     
  12. starrynight

    starrynight 2+ Year Member

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    hello ashwaq,
    i would love to hear some thoughts from someone who passed through their interview..and whatever you want to share from your experience:) right now i kind of wrapped my statement letter up, still needs some readingproof..i really hope that i will be able to send the aplication dossier this week;
    have a great week ahead!
     
  13. dentistjas

    dentistjas Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    UIC is a great school. Good luck to all :thumbup:
     
  14. alaque

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    hey there,
    i hv a part 1 score of 84 on the new format,but i do have about 1 year of work experience as a dental assistant, should i try n better my part 1 score before the application deadlines this yr or should i apply wit my current qualificatins.
    pls repy!
     
  15. starrynight

    starrynight 2+ Year Member

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    hello alaque,
    you should definetly give it a try; i know a person that got in with 83 plus DA experience; best of luck!
     
  16. Stelon

    Stelon *** Donor 5+ Year Member

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    Go ahead with current qualifications, you will never know, and try to take part II.
     
  17. ammar_d

    ammar_d NBDE1

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    HI ASHWAQ
    thanks a lot for pushing me up;)
    so u already passed their iterview once...great!
    can u please share ur interview experiance..and ur scores now?
    sorry for this requests..but for me..any information could help a lot
    because my situation now is :beat::beat::scared::scared:
    by the way..ashwaq is a great name;)

    and I beg every one applying to UIC to share their situations..scores..ect
    good luck for alllllll:luck:
     
  18. mansi

    mansi

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    hello everyone
    i got my scores 4 new format part 1 -- 82 few days back
    gpa -- 3.88
    toefl --260

    1 year experience in govt job in india

    need advice for i shud apply with this (82) score or need to rewrite the exam

    wud b gr8ful 4 ur help
     
  19. pmc14

    pmc14 2+ Year Member

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    Hi all,
    I'm new to this thread.My stats are NBDE-89%,TOEFL-100,GPA-2.8,1yr as DA.I'm really worried about my GPA.Can anyone tell me what are my chances,that would be a great help.I just applied to UIC last week.
    thanks.:(
     

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