Aug 9, 2015
I just need a little help understanding shadowing and volunteer. I know the difference but in order to get my bachelor's degree I have to do 200 hours of volunteer work. Would that count towards getting accepted into dental school or do I have to also shadow a dentist?
Nov 15, 2013
Resident [Any Field]
Shadowing is so you can see what you're getting yourself into. As good as volunteering to help out at soup kitchens, can drives, etc is, it will not tell you if this is truly what you want to do with the rest of your life. Don't think of it as an explicit amount of shadowing hours you have to get; think of it as have done enough to convince yourself you want to be a dentist and equally importantly convinced the person looking at your file you know what you're doing.
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