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Has anyone in here studied abroad?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by rectalt, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. rectalt

    rectalt Junior Member
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    Hey,

    Just wondering if anyone has studied abroad and the perception of dental schools towards students that have. I personally have spent a year abroad in the UK and was wondering if that would give me any type of leg up in this years more competitive application cycle.

    My other stats are
    GPA: 3.36/3.17 SCI
    DAT: AA: 20 TS: 20 PAT: 18

    Hopefully I will be getting good news this afternoon.

    Any thoughts/comments on my chances. And congrats to everyone who has already received good news.
     
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  3. JessicaSimpson

    JessicaSimpson Senior Member
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    I think it is a plus - one of those things that round out your application and help you stand out over someone with similar stats/background.
     
  4. amberw

    amberw Member
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    I studied abroad in the Dominican Republic for a semester and I think it does add a competitive edge. If you can incorporate this experience of cultural awareness, additional language (Spanish for me) learning a adapt in a different setting, etc, it could enhance you as an applicant. It could also show your outside interest. It's all about how you word/ talk about the experience that could make it a positive or irrelevant.
     
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    Hey, I did a study abroad in the UK as well....of course you probably had to give in your transcripts from your UK school.....so schools will be well aware of your year abroad.

    I went on five interviews, and I'd say on 3 of them, I was asked questions about my year abroad. It definitely wouldnt change someone's mind on your application, but it definitely acts as an extra bonus!

    Studying abroad was one of the best decisions of my life! :thumbup:
     
  6. BigRedDentist

    BigRedDentist Senior Member
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    I studied abroad in Tasmania, Australia and have talked to each interviewer for at least 10 minutes about my experiences. Really live it up and get personal--they love it.
     

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