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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by cocokeala, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. cocokeala

    cocokeala katonk! 5+ Year Member

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    sorry if a thread like this already exists..

    how much do alumni connections actually help? has anyone actually experienced this advantage? i know my mom is a dentist and lots of others in my family are dentists but that issue didnt seem to come up once during my interviews and didnt seem to help me any.

    on the other hand my friend recieved an interview from USC saying "although your stats are a little on the low side, we want to honor the members of our trojan family blah blah blah" so they gave her an interview.

    just wondering..random observation.
     
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  3. SoCalDent

    SoCalDent 7+ Year Member

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    I talked to UOP about that, my father and 5 others in my family (uncles, cousins etc.) have all graduated from UOP dentistry. They said they put a little star on your application for every alum that calls on your behalf. If you have the same app as someone else they are considering, they will take you over them. At least that is what UOP said.
     
  4. cocokeala

    cocokeala katonk! 5+ Year Member

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    wow i had no idea they did that. too bad i dont have any direct UOP alumni relatives....
     

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