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- Nov 25, 2004
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TucsonDDS said: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.
Oh I think your story is interesting now. I admit it did sound quite LAME at first......
What exactly did you used to do and what was your GPA?