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Didnt get in this year

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by jeffrey02, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. jeffrey02

    jeffrey02 2+ Year Member

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    well things didnt work out as i wanted them too but im going to keep my head up and apply for the next coming application cycle. So I was wondering if anyone knew any good programs that are accelerated online or whatever so I can do in the meantime during dental application process? I looked at master programs but there deadlines were all in January. I hope someone out:( there can give me some advice. :)
    Thank people!
     
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  3. tamkhan

    tamkhan Kala Budha 7+ Year Member

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    id say, go for a 5th year. boost your gpa, volunteer more, shadow more, and apply asap for the next cycle. g'luck
     
  4. Selso2109

    Selso2109 2+ Year Member

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    How were you stats? maybe there is a particular area that can be improved?
     
  5. jeffrey02

    jeffrey02 2+ Year Member

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    should i apply as a post bacc, i have BA in sociology and have a minor in biology, should i finish my minor in bio to a BA?
     
  6. Doctor4329

    Doctor4329 Occlusion freak! 7+ Year Member

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    Dude-
    If dentistry is what you want- no worries- you're not the only one in that boat. As someone who has now graduated from dental school but who took a very untraditional way of getting into school, i'll tell you that the best thing you can do is
    1- Take more upper level sciences (via, like you said, a Post bacc program)
    2-Work in a dental office and GET experience
    3-retake DAT if it was just ok
    4-Reapply- you'll find that after doing the above things, you won't only be able to get into dental school, but you'll have your PICK as to where you want to go and will be OVERLY qualified as an applicant
     
  7. jeffrey02

    jeffrey02 2+ Year Member

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    hey thats some positive advice, i have been wanting to be a dentist since i was 7. i currently have 7 years dental experience and only 23 years old. i kinda figured out why i didnt get in was because of my gpa which is in the mid 2s and my dat was not competive. i know now what i have to do and im trying to figure out what i could do to show the d school that i just didnt sit on my ass for a year. i cant get into any master programs so ill just finish my second BA in biology and kick ass on the DAT.
     
  8. OceanBlue

    OceanBlue HA! I knew it. 2+ Year Member

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    Yup! definitely keep your chin up! Keep focus, work hard, and raise your GPA and "most" importantly get your DAT >19. Good luck! :D
     

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