I Got In...even With These Low Grades And Poor Dat....

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Ok, time to get some energy in this forum.

I WANT EVERYONE THAT READS THIS TO THINK OF ONE POSITIVE STORY AS TO HOW SOMEONE THEY KNOW WAS ABLE TO OVERCOME UNSURMOUNTABLE ODDS AND GET INTO DENTAL SCHOOL.

WE NEED TO READ THE MIRACLES.

WE NEED UPLIFTED FROM OUR PAIN.....

WE NEED TO HELP THE MANY PEOPLE WHO READ OR POSTINGS AND GET UPSET THINKING THAT THEY WILL NOT GET INTO DENTAL SCHOOL BECAUSE WE HAVE HIGH GRADES AND STRONG DATS...... WE ARE THE CHOSEN ONES BUT THIS THREAD, NO, THIS THREAD IS FOR THEM.

WHO WILL BE THE FIRST TO INCLUDE A TRUELY INSPIRATIONAL STORY ABOUT HOW THEY WERE ABLE TO BEAT THE GAME AND OBTAIN A SEAT IN MEDICAL SCHOOL !!!!!!! WHO WILL IT BE? COME FORTH !!

WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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APPLEBITE said:
WHO WILL BE THE FIRST TO INCLUDE A TRUELY INSPIRATIONAL STORY ABOUT HOW THEY WERE ABLE TO BEAT THE GAME AND OBTAIN A SEAT IN MEDICAL SCHOOL !!!!!!! WHO WILL IT BE? COME FORTH !!

obtain a seat in medical school? Is that a freudian slip? Are you a med dropout?
 
delicious said:
obtain a seat in medical school? Is that a freudian slip? Are you a med dropout?



Oh no not a slip at all. Dental school is a medical school b/c whether we like it or not we take some of the same classes and are both doctors after we graduate.

Its poorly worded I suppose.

No I am a CPA, takin my last pre-req (org2) and studying for the DAT. I have a 4.0 science gpa but only a 3.1 non-science.

Course I am not hung up in going to which school is better and that crap, I just want to go to a school thats close to home so I can still lay out on the lake and drink beer with my buds.

I wouldnt even consider medical. Its noble, but them guys work too much and their additudes are piss poor.

dentists are real people and so am I do were a fit !!!
 
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Pretty damn annoying, I'd say.
 
I was just thinking to myself, what would be the most insurmountable challenge to getting into dental school? Then I thought, do you think they would ever accept someone who had only one arm or only one hand? I'm not trying to be mean or funny here. Does anyone know a one-armed dentist? No Fugitive jokes here please.
 
delicious said:
I was just thinking to myself, what would be the most insurmountable challenge to getting into dental school? Then I thought, do you think they would ever accept someone who had only one arm or only one hand? I'm not trying to be mean or funny here. Does anyone know a one-armed dentist? No Fugitive jokes here please.



Well you know what would be even more interesting would be if someone got in, then lost their arm in an accident and showed up to class././.

would the school kick them out... could they legally???

I know one thing, I am going to take care of my hands after I get in. dont want to not be able to work for the rest of my life b/c of a stupid accident.
 
Al-Qahhar said:
Pretty damn annoying, I'd say.




your a dork. If paw catches you up this late on the computer hes gonna come in there and rip dem cords out of the wall and put you outside of the trailer tonight to sleep in the shanny. skank.
 
APPLEBITE said:
your a dork. If paw catches you up this late on the computer hes gonna come in there and rip dem cords out of the wall and put you outside of the trailer tonight to sleep in the shanny. skank.

Sorry to bust your *fun*, but that type of behavior is going to get you nothing but booted off of SDN.
 
busupshot83 said:
Sorry to bust your *fun*, but that type of behavior is going to get you nothing but booted off of SDN.

Agreed.

There are a lot of success stories out there. A good place to find some of them are in the DAT forum. Usually these take the form of someone doing very well on the exam and explaining their past performance and background. My story?: Lot's of hard work, late nights, and commitment earned me my various acceptances. :thumbup:
 
APPLEBITE said:
your a dork. If paw catches you up this late on the computer hes gonna come in there and rip dem cords out of the wall and put you outside of the trailer tonight to sleep in the shanny. skank.


I do not understand what you just typed, please enlighten me. :confused:
 
and the OP called ME a dork...LOL :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
 
busupshot83 said:
Sorry to bust your *fun*, but that type of behavior is going to get you nothing but booted off of SDN.


mind your own business please.

why would that get me kicked off ?

I cant respond to rudeness??? :mad:
 
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Al-Qahhar said:
I do not understand what you just typed, please enlighten me. :confused:


RUDE.
 
You're new to the forums so I'll try to help you out. Here are the Forum Usage Policies, sometimes referred to as the Terms of Service (TOS). They list what is acceptable and what is not on SDN. Disagreements are expected and discussions are encouraged, but name calling and inflammatory remarks are not appreciated nor tolerated.
 
APPLEBITE said:
Oh no not a slip at all. Dental school is a medical school b/c whether we like it or not we take some of the same classes and are both doctors after we graduate.

Its poorly worded I suppose.

No I am a CPA, takin my last pre-req (org2) and studying for the DAT. I have a 4.0 science gpa but only a 3.1 non-science.

Course I am not hung up in going to which school is better and that crap, I just want to go to a school thats close to home so I can still lay out on the lake and drink beer with my buds.

I wouldnt even consider medical. Its noble, but them guys work too much and their additudes are piss poor.

dentists are real people and so am I do were a fit !!!

You have no idea of what u talking about. don't ya?! :laugh: :laugh:
 
If I may, I would actually like to post to what this POST IS ALL ABOUT. First, I was accepted to a very good dental school with an average DAT score and an average GPA. I think I did really well in the interview though. In a world of numbers and tests, it was good to see that people can be judged for their people skills, rather than numbers.

For those who have always been the average type of person throughout school, hang in there! There is hope for all of us!

Also, please try to stick to the topics...it is really frustrating to read posts like this.
 
APPLEBITE said:
Ok, time to get some energy in this forum.

I WANT EVERYONE THAT READS THIS TO THINK OF ONE POSITIVE STORY AS TO HOW SOMEONE THEY KNOW WAS ABLE TO OVERCOME UNSURMOUNTABLE ODDS AND GET INTO DENTAL SCHOOL.

WE NEED TO READ THE MIRACLES.

WE NEED UPLIFTED FROM OUR PAIN.....

WE NEED TO HELP THE MANY PEOPLE WHO READ OR POSTINGS AND GET UPSET THINKING THAT THEY WILL NOT GET INTO DENTAL SCHOOL BECAUSE WE HAVE HIGH GRADES AND STRONG DATS...... WE ARE THE CHOSEN ONES BUT THIS THREAD, NO, THIS THREAD IS FOR THEM.

WHO WILL BE THE FIRST TO INCLUDE A TRUELY INSPIRATIONAL STORY ABOUT HOW THEY WERE ABLE TO BEAT THE GAME AND OBTAIN A SEAT IN MEDICAL SCHOOL !!!!!!! WHO WILL IT BE? COME FORTH !!

WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do us a favor, turn off the caps and if you are going to start a thread like this at lease have the decency to have something worthwile to include....something like a personal experience would be nice. Not an invitation to others to share an experience that pertains to the thread heading. Thanks.
 
cdwhite said:
If I may, I would actually like to post to what this POST IS ALL ABOUT. First, I was accepted to a very good dental school with an average DAT score and an average GPA. I think I did really well in the interview though. In a world of numbers and tests, it was good to see that people can be judged for their people skills, rather than numbers.

For those who have always been the average type of person throughout school, hang in there! There is hope for all of us!

Also, please try to stick to the topics...it is really frustrating to read posts like this.

Thank you for replying with something that has to do with the thread. Do you mind me asking what your stats were, where you were accepted, and what year? Thank you.
 
Sprgrover said:
You're new to the forums so I'll try to help you out. Here are the Forum Usage Policies, sometimes referred to as the Terms of Service (TOS). They list what is acceptable and what is not on SDN. Disagreements are expected and discussions are encouraged, but name calling and inflammatory remarks are not appreciated nor tolerated.


OK I didnt know that.

THANKS SO Much.....

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
 
DDSdude said:
Do us a favor, turn off the caps and if you are going to start a thread like this at lease have the decency to have something worthwile to include....something like a personal experience would be nice. Not an invitation to others to share an experience that pertains to the thread heading. Thanks.


TURN OFF THE CAPS ???}|


DOES THAT BOTHER YOU ???

MONKEY BOY?
 
APPLEBITE said:
TURN OFF THE CAPS ???}|


DOES THAT BOTHER YOU ???

MONKEY BOY?

haha. :laugh: this thread sucks!
 
delicious said:
haha. :laugh: this thread sucks!



YES THIS THREAD DOES SUCK BAD.

but you have a cool avatar !!!

Also, I TRIED AND FAILED>...


wouldnt it be nice to have some positivity in these threads instead of all the whining !!!
 
Hey, I think I remember someone on SDN saying that they had like a 3.1 GPA and got the $100,000 scholarship to NYU. That's pretty inspirational.
 
delicious said:
Hey, I think I remember someone on SDN saying that they had like a 3.1 GPA and got the $100,000 scholarship to NYU. That's pretty inspirational.





W O R D UP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
 
Dont really want to give my stats. But i will tell you that my DAT was below 20 and my total GPA was not perfect. My science GPA was high though. I wrote a REALLY good essay for my application and had very good interview skills. I was accepted to UNC Chapel Hill dental school. All of my classmates had much higher DAT scores and GPA, but my people skills are the reasons why I am there.

Some people have all the brains in the world, but their "chairside" mannerisms are terrible. I feel sorry for the patient whose dentist will be able to tell them the chemical composition of any compound but cannot help them feel better.
 
Just a random thought.

Maybe they try to have a diverse class. Those that have high GPAs that will go on to specialize and do research, and others with lower GPAs that show promise to be good clinicians.

Maybe after they admit 2/3 high GPA they have room to play around with other combinations ,and start to admit lower GPAs that have other positives on their application
 
I know someone who got into a very competitive school with a gpa and dat's well below the school's proclaimed average. This person by their own admission credits their being granted an interview solely to having parents and other connections at the school, and then having interviewed well. They were denied at every other school without an interview and were admitted to this school before some applicants with excellent stats. I'll leave it up to you to decide if that's inspirational or not (though I personally find it reprehensible on the school's part if indeed connections were the key factor).
 
Biogirl361 said:
I know someone who got into a very competitive school with a gpa and dat's well below the school's proclaimed average. This person by their own admission credits their being granted an interview solely to having parents and other connections at the school, and then having interviewed well. They were denied at every other school without an interview and were admitted to this school before some applicants with excellent stats. I'll leave it up to you to decide if that's inspirational or not (though I personally find it reprehensible on the school's part if indeed connections were the key factor).

I personally find that horrifying :eek: And I wonder how this student feels about him/herself, and how he perceives the school he's attending, knowing he got in not based on any personal merits but purely because of nepotism? yeesh.
 
Tzips said:
I personally find that horrifying :eek: And I wonder how this student feels about him/herself, and how he perceives the school he's attending, knowing he got in not based on any personal merits but purely because of nepotism? yeesh.
Probably feels great because his parents are probably picking up some of the tab and he has a practice to walk into when he graduates. Some of us have to take a route other than the traditional one I guess...
 
Tzips said:
I personally find that horrifying :eek: And I wonder how this student feels about him/herself, and how he perceives the school he's attending, knowing he got in not based on any personal merits but purely because of nepotism? yeesh.

I am not this person but based on what I know of them I feel that they feel great about themself, like they beat the game without trying like all those losers that spent most of their weekends studying hard trying to get in. I also believe they feel awesome about the school. I know I don't anymore though. :thumbdown:

down with nepotism :mad:
 
Biogirl361 said:

yeah, second that :thumbdown: . I don't think I'd want that person sitting next to me in d-school... :(
 
Biogirl361 said:
I know someone who got into a very competitive school with a gpa and dat's well below the school's proclaimed average. This person by their own admission credits their being granted an interview solely to having parents and other connections at the school, and then having interviewed well. They were denied at every other school without an interview and were admitted to this school before some applicants with excellent stats. I'll leave it up to you to decide if that's inspirational or not (though I personally find it reprehensible on the school's part if indeed connections were the key factor).



HEY PEOPLE THAT IS LIFE.

You didnt think that ARNOLD got GoVERnor of CALIIIIIFORNIA becuase he was great in politics did you ????

This is inspirational.

It gives people with connections,friends, great personalities, and lots $$$$ the inspiration to believe that they will succeed where the poor and non-communication individuals with 4.0 gpas have failed !!!

rock on. I say if you got the $$$$ then use it to get a dental seat somewhere.
 
cdwhite said:
Dont really want to give my stats. But i will tell you that my DAT was below 20 and my total GPA was not perfect. My science GPA was high though. I wrote a REALLY good essay for my application and had very good interview skills. I was accepted to UNC Chapel Hill dental school. All of my classmates had much higher DAT scores and GPA, but my people skills are the reasons why I am there.

Some people have all the brains in the world, but their "chairside" mannerisms are terrible. I feel sorry for the patient whose dentist will be able to tell them the chemical composition of any compound but cannot help them feel better.



Just a quick question and not being rude////// Are you an african american ???

UNC will take African americans with lower scores. I have seen proof of that.
 
APPLEBITE said:
Just a quick question and not being rude////// Are you an african american ???

UNC will take African americans with lower scores. I have seen proof of that.



So sorry, maybe I should have said a MINORITY or economically challenged.

Whatever is correct...
 
"that is life" doesn't make it right. and wow, i can't believe you buy into the stereotype that people with good grades are uncommunicative and people with bad grades have good personalities. this like all other stereotypes is ignorant and bitter.
 
Biogirl361 said:
"that is life" doesn't make it right. and wow, i can't believe you buy into the stereotype that people with good grades are uncommunicative and people with bad grades have good personalities. this like all other stereotypes is ignorant and bitter.
You're right. The fact that your friend got in is a joke and is totally wrong. But, life isn't always fair. If I had horrible stats but because of my parents' connections I got into to one dental school, would I feel bad about myself? Probably not. Would I take it and run? You betcha. I say take advantage of ALL of your resources.
 
I'd take it too and be glad... it's the school, not the individual, that I think is shady for even entertaining this. Though I do think one should work hard in undergrad regardless of who their parents are.
 
What I would worry about is not being able to handle the rigors of d-school. Watch out, he/she may just not make it...
 
Biogirl361 said:
I'd take it too and be glad... it's the school, not the individual, that I think is shady for even entertaining this. Though I do think one should work hard in undergrad regardless of who their parents are.
Definitely. The school should be ashamed of itself, the person is just doing what is best for his/herself.
 
Kiluminati said:
Definitely. The school should be ashamed of itself, the person is just doing what is best for his/herself.
i dont want to ask anything to give away the persons identity or anything personal like that, but I am guessing that this is a private school; probably on the west coast too. Am I correct? Congrats to all that have worked hard and have made it to where they have always wanted to be, no matter how they got there.
 
Biogirl361 said:
I know someone who got into a very competitive school with a gpa and dat's well below the school's proclaimed average. This person by their own admission credits their being granted an interview solely to having parents and other connections at the school, and then having interviewed well. They were denied at every other school without an interview and were admitted to this school before some applicants with excellent stats. I'll leave it up to you to decide if that's inspirational or not (though I personally find it reprehensible on the school's part if indeed connections were the key factor).

As $hitty as that is, thats how the world works. Don't kid you're self, I would think that not only is it reprehensible on the schools part put also on the applicants part as well.
 
Biogirl361 said:
"that is life" doesn't make it right. and wow, i can't believe you buy into the stereotype that people with good grades are uncommunicative and people with bad grades have good personalities. this like all other stereotypes is ignorant and bitter.



It seems like the cooler kids in my undergrad had the lower grades because they were doing more interesting things with their lives like sports, clubs, while the rest of us were busy studying.

:smuggrin:
 
egpndoc said:
I am guessing that this is a private school; probably on the west coast too. Am I correct?

Nope. But I'm not going to say anymore about that.
 
Biogirl361 said:
Nope. But I'm not going to say anymore about that.



biogirl is bioliar :scared:
 
Biogirl361 said:
why is that?



Don't worry, he called me a liar in another thread as well. He didn't like my motivations for wanting to be a dentist and "liar liar pants on fire" is all he can come up with.
 
TucsonDDS said:
Don't worry, he called me a liar in another thread as well. He didn't like my motivations for wanting to be a dentist and "liar liar pants on fire" is all he can come up with.



I read your postings. Interesting. Did you actually tell it to ADCOMS?

Did they believe it?

Thanks.
 
eddiescott said:
I read your postings. Interesting. Did you actually tell it to ADCOMS?

Did they believe it?

Thanks.



I didn't mention the applying to med schools in my essay but I did check off the "previous applications to professional schools" box or whatever it was on the application. I did mention all of my motivations for pursueing dentistry and I talked about how the dentist I took care of sparked my interest in dentistry. During my interview in Buffalo we talked pretty extensively about why I didn't go into medicine and I was completely honest with the two people interviewing me. It turns out that one of the interviewers had two children in med school and they had told her alot of the same feelings that I have had about medicine. Then all of a sudden we were standing at the window and both of my interviewers were pointing at different parts of town and telling me where I should live and what schools I should send my kids too if I was accepted. The interview went very, very well and I felt that I was talking to my peirs. That interview is what got me accepted to Buffalo and being honest made it easy. The other interview that I had it didn't come up, they didn't care and didn't give me any chance to express my motivations. This second interview was at my first choice school and I was pretty dissapointed by the experience. Oh Well, I will be more than happy to attend Buffalo considering the quality of education that I will get there and how friendly and supportive everyone seems. I think that more people should consider Buffalo, it seemed really nice. Of course I can only compare it to 1 other school that I have been to.

I don't know why people don't seem to believe my story about how I became interested in dentistry. I would figure if I was going to lie about it I would have said I knew I was going to be a dentist since I was in the woumb when I first experienced conciousness, would that be more believable?? Perhaps the ADCOMS have heard everybodies story hundreds of times before and mine was unique. I don't know, I don't care, I have no reason to lie to people on these boards or the admissions commitees.
 
i don't know why people think your story is unbelieveable... seems perfectly plausible to me, for whatever that's worth. why wouldn't you be able to get interested in another healthcare career after spending a lot of time with someone who talked to you about that career? like you said that sounds much more believeable to me than the usual "i have known all my life i wanted to be a dentist" business.
 
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