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

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  1. Smooth Operater

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    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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    God help me if we end up at the same school.
     
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    have you done any research yourself?

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

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    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:
     
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    Your RC score poses a problem.
     
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    Nope, I had 22+ scores except for PAT and was rejected
     
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    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.
     
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    have you seen this person's other posts?

    jb!:)
     
  11. blasterx

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  12. dentaldentist

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    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.
     
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    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
     
  14. Mstoothlady2012

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    I heard UOP is one of the easiest school to get in... i read it on SDN...sorry if i am wrong.
     
  15. Streetwolf

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    Ahahah actually I'd be interested to see the interview.
     
  16. SirShagaLot

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    theres no way thats true....in 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.
     
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    I heard girls can't be dentists... i read it on SDN...sorry if i am wrong
     
  18. Snahster

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    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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