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I have written DAT twice, but now in a dilemma

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Smooth Operater, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. Smooth Operater

    Smooth Operater don't bug "operatEr"! 5+ Year Member

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    Hello guys,

    I have written Canadian DAT twice, and received the following score. So, this result goes to dump

    1st attempt:
    every section is around 17. I wrote it w/o preparing much

    2nd attempt:
    reading comprehension 18
    biology 22
    chemistry 23
    perception (PAT) 19
    carving 3

    3rd attempt:
    reading comprehension 17
    bio 19
    chem 21
    perception (PAT) 21
    carving 13

    I know my carving score sucked and have no chance for Canadian school. So, I am going to apply for US school this coming cycle. I am only going for private schools since I am a Canadian w/o US citizenship.

    My question is..

    Do I get to pick which score to use when applying? If so, which score should I use? The 2nd attempt has higher academic average but carving sucked, but 3rd attempt has lower academic average but carving is much better.

    Will adcom all my scores?

    Is my DAT score competitive enough given my GPA is around 3.4?


    Should I write the American DAT? I really want to avoid this since I have already written DAT 3 times.
     
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  3. pmantz

    pmantz Member 5+ Year Member

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    They go with your last test, but they will also see your previous scores. Good Luck.
     
  4. BodybldgDoc

    BodybldgDoc Guest

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    the schools look at all your scores placing emphasis on the most recent score. The bad thing is that your scores went down in everything on your last attempt except for the PAT. But your gpa is descent. The US version of the DAT doesnt have carving so I doubt they take carving into consideration. Just apply and try yer luck. you might be able to get in somewhere.
     
  5. Smooth Operater

    Smooth Operater don't bug "operatEr"! 5+ Year Member

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    thanks! I am not sure what score range is considering competitive for private school. Is my score pretty competitive for private schools?

    I have done lots of dental related volunteering (dental assisting oversea) and in the process of publishing a paper relevant to facial development.
     
  6. OSUDDS

    OSUDDS Senior Member 2+ Year Member

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    if you wrote the DAT you ought to get a good score
     
  7. blasterx

    blasterx 2+ Year Member

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    :laugh:
     
  8. prez_al

    prez_al 5+ Year Member

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    :laugh: You should get 30s in every section... I've learned enough from SDN to use "take" instead of "write the DAT". Scores are alright, can balance out your RC score.
     
  9. ddstobe

    ddstobe 5+ Year Member

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    Did you say WRITTEN???
     
  10. pmantz

    pmantz Member 5+ Year Member

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    Its a canadian thing.
     
  11. ddstobe

    ddstobe 5+ Year Member

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    REALLY??? So if I say TAKEN in Canada do I really mean WRITTEN?
     
  12. Smooth Operater

    Smooth Operater don't bug "operatEr"! 5+ Year Member

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    I though written and taken mean the same in this context. If you use either of these in Canada, we will understand fine.
     
  13. Smooth Operater

    Smooth Operater don't bug "operatEr"! 5+ Year Member

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    Is there a official published stats on admission for US schools somwhere? I tried predent.com, but I imagine it may be inflated a bit. I just wanna to see how my score stacked up compare to other people, and apply to schools that I have high chance of getting in. Thanks
     
  14. Drill2Fill

    Drill2Fill DentalStudentWannabe 5+ Year Member

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    Predent.com has the average stats of the matriculations, that should help.
     
  15. dmd2011

    dmd2011 Random Hero 5+ Year Member

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    i think you have a pretty good shot at private schools.
     
  16. prplmnkydshwshr

    prplmnkydshwshr Banned Banned

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    i'd give up. nobody like canadians anyways.
     

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