is EMT useless?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by HdK, Jan 13, 2014.

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  1. HdK

    HdK 2+ Year Member

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    I volunteered as an EMT during college, and MUCH significantly more than shadowing a dentist. Not that I meant to or planned that out, it just happened to be that way. Is this not look that good to dental schools?
     
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  3. DocDenter

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    would like to know too...
     
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    J777 2+ Year Member

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    As long as your commitment to dentistry is very apparent in your PS and interviews, this shouldn't be a problem. In other words, don't let your EMT experience lead adcoms to question your dedication to the profession. As a matter of fact, if you can show them that you are intently set on dentistry, I would think your extensive clinical experience as an EMT would enhance your application
     
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    Blake1e 2+ Year Member

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    Ditto on that.


    OP be clear about your commitment to dentistry and this wont be a problem. Also do more dental shadowing just in case, at least 100hrs to show admissions you really want to go to d school and arent only applying as back up because you werent good you enough for med school. In all likeliness EMT will be a big plus for you because not too many applicants have EC as unique and looked upon highly as you do with EMT.
     
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    For sure EMT is a good volunteer activity. You might also approach it from the perspective that being an EMT showed you that you did not want to be an MD.
     
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    Cello SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    Nothing is useless which makes you a memorable applicant. There aren't many EMTs applying I'm sure, which will make you stand out.
     

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