jasmar390

7+ Year Member
Jul 20, 2009
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Pre-Dental
I'll be applying to dental school next summer. My question is how important are all the extracurricular activities/hobbies/volunteering/etc.? I have a very high GPA 3.8ish. I also think I'll do well on the DAT as I've allowed myself plenty of time to study. I volunteer and have had leadership roles, but I just feel like I need to do more and more just to be competitive enough to get into dental school.

What have you all done to make yourselves competitive? Also any advice on what else I could be doing? Thanks so much!
 

Concepcion10

10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Nov 10, 2008
187
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Pre-Dental
It's a large list but here are just a few...
co-authored a peer reviewed scientific paper
99999+ hours of community service and volunteering
tri-ligual
coach soccer
worked full-time during undergad
got married and had a kid at 24
Spanish and other langauge interpreter
Play competive soccer
Cycle and run
Served in leadership positions in Church and community
back packed through South America....etc.