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Is it worth it to apply for university of pacific given my stat?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Smooth Operater, May 15, 2007.

  1. Smooth Operater

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

    May 22, 2004
    Hello, Is it worth it to apply for university of pacific given my stat? Do I have a pretty good shot? I have lots of dental related experiences. Thanks!

    3.4 GPA
    22 AA and 19 PAT on DAT.
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  3. blasterx

    blasterx 2+ Year Member

    Apr 1, 2007
    God help me if we end up at the same school.
  4. infernobutterfl

    infernobutterfl Pyro user 7+ Year Member

    May 26, 2005
    have you done any research yourself?

    if not... no.. there is no worth in applying to any schools... sorry...
  5. wackiezackie82

    wackiezackie82 My Idol 2+ Year Member

    Apr 17, 2007
    They're all trying to scare you off. That's not true. You can get in but you HAVE TO APPLY EARLY.The first chance you get. Good Luck.:luck:
  6. crazy_sherm

    crazy_sherm å♪▼æ╬‼▄· Dentist 10+ Year Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    San Francisco
    Your RC score poses a problem.
  7. prez_al

    prez_al 5+ Year Member

    May 17, 2006
    Nope, I had 22+ scores except for PAT and was rejected
  8. sunnytooth


    Apr 14, 2007
    Obviously you were lacking in other areas. This person could very well get in, I say go for it. You've got nothing to lose. In fact, if you have a strong personal statement that makes you standout, strong letter of rec, and significant dental experience that let's them know that you indeed want to be a dentist you've got a really good shot don't let no one tell you different.
  9. jackbauer!

    jackbauer! Guest

    Jul 2, 2006
    West of MLK
    have you seen this person's other posts?

  10. blasterx

    blasterx 2+ Year Member

    Apr 1, 2007
  11. dentaldentist

    dentaldentist Junior Member 2+ Year Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    You have a shot, but only if you apply early - like within the next month. UOP gets a ton of applications because it is the only 3 year program so it is competitive, but your stats certainly indicate you would be considered. The only way to find out is to apply.
  12. djeffreyt

    djeffreyt Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 3, 2006
    I agree that Smooth has nothing to lose by trying to apply.

    I disagree that Prez-al was somehow lacking in other areas and therefore didn't get into Pacific. That very well could be the case, but ADCOMs are human and make mistakes too. I'm sure there is a high chance Prez-al would have made a wonderful Pacific student with excellent academic and clinical skills and a good personality fit for the school. The truth is ADCOMs are as prone to error as any of us. They overlook some perfect candidates for the school and select some people who end up being a very poor fit to the school. If they didn't make mistakes...every student matriculating into a school would graduate from dental school without failing out or quitting due to a dislike of the field and every student would bond and get along well in the school. Pacific has a great but imperfect track record like most schools. It's harsh to just assume people didn't get in due solely to their own deficits
  13. Mstoothlady2012

    Mstoothlady2012 5+ Year Member

    Apr 7, 2007
    I heard UOP is one of the easiest school to get in... i read it on SDN...sorry if i am wrong.
  14. Streetwolf

    Streetwolf Ultra Senior Member Dentist 7+ Year Member

    Oct 25, 2006
    Ahahah actually I'd be interested to see the interview.
  15. SirShagaLot

    SirShagaLot Move Maker Extraordinaire 5+ Year Member

    Nov 30, 2005
    theres no way thats fact UOP is one of the only schools whos dental program is 3 yrs.....cramming 4 yrs into 3 yrs is def. going to narrow the playing field.
  16. wizziefiend

    wizziefiend Guest

    Nov 25, 2006
    I heard girls can't be dentists... i read it on SDN...sorry if i am wrong
  17. Snahster

    Snahster 2+ Year Member

    Nov 9, 2006
    No, I had better GPA, Better DAT scores, tons of ECs, was accepted to all of the schools I interviewed at EXCEPT pacific.... who didn't even offer me an interview..

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