Competitive for Pediatrics?

Discussion in 'Dental Residents and Practicing Dentists' started by Arat, Apr 22, 2012.

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  1. Arat

    Arat 2+ Year Member

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  3. sarah_bellum

    sarah_bellum ^ ban pls. 10+ Year Member

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    The previous threads will explain that board scores weren't particularly relevant to begin with. If you show you're interested in the specialty via your activities and efforts, if you're roughly in the middle of your class, and you've applied to a large count of programs, you'll have a shot. Read the matching thread from the last few years to see what the SDNers who matched had going for them.
     
  4. DGDDS

    DGDDS 10+ Year Member

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    I would save your money. It'll only give you averages at best and from personal experience I know people who have matched with stats way outside the standard dev. Check these threads, aapd.org and speak with the faculty at your school (they might have the inside "know" if a school won't even look at your application with anything less than a 3.99 GPA). You could always persuade your Academic Affairs office to buy the book for your class's use if you really want it. :)
     
  5. bikedoc

    bikedoc www.wiggleyourtooth.com

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    I really agree with this quote! Activities and efforts are weighted pretty heavily.
     
  6. Arat

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  7. mike3kgt

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  8. Pedosmakebank

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    It's all about the bejamins baby!

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