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List of schools that I may apply to...

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Hybridtavo, May 12, 2008.

  1. Hybridtavo

    Hybridtavo Dr Ortegon
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    Well I've seen some ppl drop a line about this, so why not just to have some guys/gals who know their stuff have an input on this.
    So here it goes, DAT: To take end of July, beg of Aug. (shooting for 21)
    GPA: 3.31 Sci GPA: I'm not familiar on how to calculate this (I just posted a threat about it)
    I may add Im a FL resident, UF student, shadowed in private practice (ortho) and assisting dental students (UF) + mission trip (Central America), did research in Pediatric dentistry field (2 semesters), and Im a Army Vet.
    I could say other than the GPA what hurts my application is the fact that my academic career has been interrupted several times by mobilizations through the army reserve.

    And well....most of the schools on the list picked for # out of state spots.
    So lets hear your thoughts,

    Thank you in advance.


    Arizona School of Dentistry
    U. of Florida
    Nova U.
    U. of Pacific
    U. San Francisco
    U. Loma Linda
    U. of Louisville
    U. of Maryland
    Boston U.
    NYU
    Columbia U.
    Case Dental School
    U. of Pennsylvania
    Pittsburgh U.
    Virginia U.
    Marquette U.
     
  2. BioMaxDDS

    BioMaxDDS It will come true
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    I think UPenn, UoP, and Columbia all have pretty high standards. I would probably save money on those 3 schools

    edit: i mean to type UCSF instead of UoP =)
     
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  3. tamkhan

    tamkhan Kala Budha
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    Take out Upenn and UCSF. Keep Columbia if you want. They look for people with high DAT scores. Assuming you can hit a 21+ across the board, your chances are fine for Columbia.

    Add Tufts.

    Actually, keep Upenn. No harm in trying. UCSF, you might wanna take out.
     
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    Hybridtavo

    Hybridtavo Dr Ortegon
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    Wont actually add Tufts, I have some sciences that are community college, and Tufts doesnt accept community college credits (zero tolerance)
    Thanks tho
     
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    Hybridtavo Dr Ortegon
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    Any more input would be great :thumbup: ;)
     
  6. Bitterness

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    I know of somebody that got in with average scores to UoP, He/she was in the army and went to iraq. I would apply anyway. They also want you to step out of the crowd in someway.... UCSF is a research base university so they might pay attention to the research that u have done.
     
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    Good to know Thanks mate
     
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    UoP isn't necessarily competitive. They just like people who apply really early, since most of their class fills up by December. Awesome school, nonetheless!
     
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