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Clinical Experience for Dental School

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by DUDev, May 13, 2014.

  1. DUDev


    Jan 5, 2014
    Hey All,

    I am a rising Junior following the Pre-med/pre-dent track. I had never really thought about a career in dentistry until recently, when I shadowed a general dentist for a day. Im still debating between medical and dental school and taking the respective admission exam this summer.

    That aside, I was planning on volunteering in a Pediatric Blood and Marrow transplant center, where I would work with the patients and play games with them, listen to them, keep them happy and stressfree, etc. I understand this is more of a 'medical' clinical experience. But my thinking is that it would also suffice and be looked positively on as a clinical experience for dental school admissions?

    I also will be shadowing a few pediatric dentists soon and hopefully a few oral surgeons. So i definitely will have dental-specific clinical experience. I was just wondering whether you think this volunteering is a good opportunity in terms of dental school admissions or if I should look for a more dental-oriented volunteering opportunity.

    Thank you in advance!
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  3. cacajuate

    cacajuate 5+ Year Member

    Aug 27, 2012
    Its volunteer experience and that's always good.
  4. Glimmer1991

    Glimmer1991 5+ Year Member

    May 5, 2012
    Any and all volunteering experiences are good. If you do go the dental route, it would be good to throw in a dental volunteering activity (or two) as well.

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