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Do any one know any good Colleges to attend for Dental School?

Discussion in 'Dental' started by DreamLover02, Jul 27, 2002.

  1. DreamLover02

    DreamLover02 New Member

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    Can u please help me out by telling me what are some good colleges to attend for Dental School?
    Thankyou!:)
     
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  3. groundhog

    groundhog 1K Member
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    Well, I know of two. Brigham Young University pre-dent grads have a high dental school acceptance rate and are well prepared to face the initial rigors of dental school. The University of Washington science departments do a good job of preparing prospective dental students for the Bio, GChem, and OChem sections of the DAT.
     
  4. Centrum

    Centrum SMILEY KING
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    Brigham Young University HAS HIGH ACCEPTANCE RATES FOR ALL OF THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS ACTUALLY. HMM, MAYBE I SHOULD BECOME A MORMON. POLYGAMY DOESN'T SOUND TOO BAD......
     
  5. UBTom

    UBTom Class '04 official geezer
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    to Dreamlover2:

    I wouldn't worry about choosing a college solely for the purpose of getting into dental school.

    Whichever college you attend, if you are willing to put out the effort in the relevent courses (i.e. pre-dental requirements), you will do fine.

    I wouldn't worry too much about the DATs. I took the DATs in my senior year of college long after I completed all the predental courses (in freshman and sophomore years!), with just one month of Kaplan preparation and reviewing test questions from bookstore DAT testbooks and scored a 21 total.

    If you got the desire and fortitude to achieve the goal, you can do it no matter what college you attend. :D

    Good luck!
     
  6. nycdoc

    nycdoc Senior Member
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    UBTom's got it right. I went to a no-name college for 3 yrs. before transferring to a well-known university. I had a 3.8 before transferring. At my interview the professors said I should have stayed at podunk college and finished my pre-reqs:laugh:
    I don't think the name of the school matters much....maybe the Ivys carry some weight but I doubt there's any sort of grade adjustment for the 'great' colleges.
     

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