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Does obtaining a minor matter?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by DentLA, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. DentLA

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    I am interested in possibly obtaining a minor in art with an emphasis in sculpture. I am going for a biology major. Will obtaining a minor set me apart at all when applying for dental school? I don't want to have to take extra classes that won't help me obtain my goal of getting accepted to dental school.
     
  2. ktbb

    ktbb oGPA: 3.75 sGPA: 3.64

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    GPA, DAT and extracurriculars matter more than a minor. If you're still interested in the minor, then by all means go for it.. But i would focus on unique experiences, volunteering and shadowing.
     
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    What extracurriculars can help or look good on a resume?
     
  4. ktbb

    ktbb oGPA: 3.75 sGPA: 3.64

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    Every University loves community service. There's a ton of fun opportunities if you dig around. I've volunteered at soup kitchens, homeless shelters, local community clean ups, etc and they're all a blast. In the end, adcom just wants to know that you are an upstanding well-rounded individual.
     

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