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Is Work Experience in USA a MUST for Advanced Standing Program?

Discussion in 'International Dental' started by usdoc9, Oct 31, 2017.

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  1. usdoc9

    usdoc9 2+ Year Member

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    Hi,
    Is there anyone here who made it to the advanced standing program on the basis of GPA, TOEFL, NBDE 1 & work experience/volunteer work in their own country ( with No work experience in USA)?
    I am curious to know if Work Experience in USA (Observership/volunteer/shadowing) is a MUST for getting into the advance standing program.
    Replies would be really appreciated!!
     
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  3. nbde4dds

    nbde4dds 2+ Year Member

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    I know people who got into BU without any US work exp. But they had masters and might be some connections in the university.
     
  4. usdoc9

    usdoc9 2+ Year Member

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    Okay! Thanks!
     
  5. DrFares

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    It's a plus, not a must. You can have other stuff to make up for it. Like a few CE courses, research experience and publications. Even a masters degree is not required as long as you have a solid GPA and TOEFL score. Getting NBDE part II out of the way can also be a plus as well.
    2 friends of mine made it to the USA with 0 work experience and no masters. Just fresh out of dental school.
    Good luck!
     
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  6. usdoc9

    usdoc9 2+ Year Member

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    Thank you DrFares & Good luck to you too!
     
  7. LocalDOctor

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    Define solid GPA please...?
     
  8. oralcare123

    oralcare123 7+ Year Member

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    3.6 and up
     

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