Clinical Experience for Dental School

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by DUDev, 05.13.14.

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  1. DUDev

    DUDev

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    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 2+ Year Member

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    Its volunteer experience and that's always good.
     
  4. Glimmer1991

    Glimmer1991 SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor 2+ Year Member

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    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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