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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by jlawr019, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. jlawr019

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    I am applying to dental school, and I am very anxious about this whole process! Would anyone from SDN be willing to offer any insight into my chances or where I stand with certain schools?

    I'm applying to: VCU, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Temple, Louisville, Boston, Tufts, Michigan, Tennessee and Georgia.
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Here are some stats of mine!

    oGPA: 3.59
    sGPA: 3.43 (additional bio courses include anatomy, physiology, cell biology, genetics, etc)
    BCP: 3.3 (I received a C- in the second part of Physics, but will definitely be retaking in the spring. This is the only C grade I have received in undergrad)

    DAT: AA 22 TS 22 Bio 21 OChem 23 GChem 22 RC 21 QR 21 PAT 20

    ECs:
    ~250 hours of shadowing (200 with one general dentist and his associates, 50 with a general/cosmetic dentist)
    ~60 hours of volunteering as a dental assistant at a free dental clinic providing service to the homeless
    ~60 hours of volunteering as a tutor for a local elementary school; tutored 3rd and 4th grade mathematics
    ~20 hours of volunteering at Mission of Mercy Projects (I work for the lead dentists and participated in the clinical and patient coordination of the project)
    ~500 hours as a children's church director at my church (3 years; prepared lessons, directed trips to nursing homes to work with elderly at nursing homes)
    ~75 hours as Vacation Bible School director (coordinated the entire program for two summers)

    Work experience:
    -2.5 years as assistant manager at local Chick-fil-A (I worked here throughout undergrad; leadership role)
    -3 months as a dental assistant at a local dental office
     
  2. hellofuturedentists

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    Your GPA seems a little on the low side, but you have a solid DAT and great extracurriculars! Is one of those your state school? If so, you probably have a great shot there. If not, I feel like you should definitely get some interviews at some places you applied to.
    Good luck!
     
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  3. hopefuldentistry

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    overal gpa 3.59. really good dat scores. I'd say as long as you do okay in the interviews you should get in. yeah science gpa is a little low but not low enough to keep you out of dental school. I'd say you'll get in somewhere.
     
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  5. BeaverLover

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    I believe most schools don't accept anything lower than C
     
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  7. PlasmaMembrane

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    C > C-
     
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  9. Scumbag_Steve

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    Which state are you from? This is very important when looking at public schools.
     
  10. jlawr019

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    I'm from Virginia! VCU is my top choice but I am going to go where ever accepted!
     
  11. PlasmaMembrane

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    For GPA calculation there are +/- and without +/- calculations made. For the purpose of considering a course as passed or not, there is no conversion made - the threshold of C or higher is used.
     

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