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Extracurricular/Voluteer/Community Service Question

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by SoCalDent, May 3, 2007.

  1. SoCalDent

    SoCalDent 7+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    For those of you who applied last cycle, I am wondering to what extent do you put volunteer/service activities in that section of the application. I don't know if I should feel silly putting down that I volunteered at for 4 hours one saturday etc. Is that too superficial? Should I just put everything down I have ever done. there is not really any answers in the FAQ section. Thanks.
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  3. Regmata

    Regmata Member Dentist 10+ Year Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    I think I put the bs things I did down...but that is because i didnt have much volunteer/community service.

    If it was completely irrelevant I may have left it is a pain finding all the dates.
  4. superfinger45

    superfinger45 5+ Year Member

    Sep 3, 2006
  5. snowy117

    snowy117 5+ Year Member

    Apr 11, 2007
    I think you should too...
    When I was being interviewed at NYU, the interviewer asked me about basically every single one of my volunteer/community experience.
    As long as you can say that you learned something from it, I think you should put it on your application.
  6. xdianaax

    xdianaax In memory of Riley Jane Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Sep 12, 2006
    Wait I'm confused, what do you guys mean? I volunteered in some shelters and stuff, but I couldn't tell you when...should I still list it, it was for a weekend each or something...:confused:
  7. SoCalDent

    SoCalDent 7+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    dianna, I would definitely put that down. Just come up with something close to the dates. I was wondering more for things like 2 hours at this shelter, or 3 hours at special olympics etc.

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