I know it sounds like BS, but its true. Ive been shadowing this dentist for 2 years now. I think the length that I'v been shadowing for is absolutely unnecessary, but I wanted to show commitment, besides he was awesome!
I wasn't implying that I didn't believe it. That is just a ton of hours. Right now, I have like 1000 volunteer hours, and maybe 5 hours of shadowing. But I still have 2 more years till it's my turn to apply.