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essay.. too specific?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Britty894, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Britty894

    Britty894 5+ Year Member

    Mar 2, 2007
    Hey everybody!

    Im finishing up working on my personal statement, and I open about my interest in dentistry which stemmed from orthodontics... I tied my own experience with braces into my experience working in an orthodontic lab and how I felt satisfaction by creating a product with my hands that would help others... do you think that gives off the impression that I ONLY want to be an orthodontist? Because that is not the case.. I talk about shadowing a dentist and the importance of oral health later in my essay.. i just dont want the adcoms to get the impression that Im one of those ppl that already thinks they can specialize... what do you think?? Thanks!!!:)
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  3. Bruinlove

    Bruinlove 5+ Year Member

    Oct 13, 2007

    I think you should be fine as long as you didn't specifically state that 'Orthodoctic rocks and I wanna become an orthodontist.'

    You like to use your hand that would help others. This is the main point.
    And what's wrong with the dream of becoming an orthodontist?

    I think adcome people already know that almost everyone wants to become an orthodontist when he/she enters dental school. :D
  4. UCSF2012

    UCSF2012 Tooth Rehab Student 2+ Year Member

    Nov 28, 2007
    If you risk one adcom member questioning your intentions, then you'd want to find a new approach.

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