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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by predmd, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. predmd

    predmd Member
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    Hi all,
    brand new poster here. I have pretty decent grades 3.65 ac gpa and a 3.58 sci gpa and basically a 19 to 20 on the dat. do I have a chance at most dental schools? I have been on a few interviews and I think I've done ok. What do you think? thank you.
     
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  3. gator1210

    gator1210 Senior Member
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    I have similiar stats and have done 6 interviews and I feel like 3 in enough if you want to get in anywhere. But if you get them all you applied to, go to atleast 5 that are your top choices. Also depends on whether you are at a community college, shadowing, research and if you play any sports for the college team.

    Gluck
     
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    Do you really not know the answer to that question? Your grades are great, your DAT is above average, and youve already had a few interviews. Its common sense from here on out.
     
  5. ElMudo

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    Is someone in need of little stroking?
     
  6. predmd

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    nope i am not. I have read so many postings where people have 3.75+ and 24 dat that I am really starting to wonder if I have a chance.
     
  7. syn_apse

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    lol, don't be such a dat_student :laugh:

    seriously though, you're fine, no worries... :cool:
     
  8. VegasBabyVegas

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    You know what...I think everyone is just trying to be nice....

    You're screwed. Face it. Only a 3.6 science GPA? What the heck were you doing during class? (if you were even going to class!)
    19-20's on the DAT...he he...pathetic. Did you wake up one morning and say to yourself, "I think I'll go take the DAT today"? That's only like the 85-90th percentile...and everyone knows only 5% of applicants get in. My suggestion is to give up and maybe join a book club. There's no shame in it....sorry to be the bearer of bad news....remember, hate the message, not the messanger.
     
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    lol. Glad to see someone else is sick of dat_student . . .
     
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    You are not the only ones. dat_student moans about not getting an interview at one of 17 schools or something like that. boo hoo. Anyway if you really have had a few interviews you're in the clear. I have very similar stats and everyone I talk to says it's in the bag for me with 4 interviews before dec 1. No worries.
     
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    DAT_student is the worst person on SDN, we took a private vote.
     
  12. Papa_Smurf

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    Come on now be nice. Although perhaps with out as much humility, he’s going through the same thing as the rest of us
     
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    I doubt that!
     
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    I really hope you're not a premed person persuing dental school as a backup.
     
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    those people are the worst swine :D
     
  16. beannaithe

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    amen on that one. :laugh:
     
  17. predmd

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    I am not a premed. I have always wanted to be a dentist. Hopefully I'll get lucky and get in. Guess I struck a nerve on some people asking that question. I really didn't mean to sound like I needed a pat on the back. I just wanted your honest opinion. Thanks again for all the responses.
     
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    Don't you have enough faith in your ability that you don't need random people to weigh in on whether you'll get in or not? What a ridiculous post!! Figure it out for yourself or else wait until December for the answer.
     
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    By the way, 3.5 is not a solid gpa.
     
  20. EyeAmCommi

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    Yea, you'll need a 3.33 to get into UoP. A 3.5 will guarantee a rejection.
     
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    Sorry about that. I saw your user name and automatically thought you were a premed. :oops:

    You'll be fine applying. Just make sure you apply early.
     
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    Hi i got 3.4 GPA Biochemistry major
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    18 SCience
    18 Biology
    18 Ochem
    17 Chem
    16 QR
    17 RC
    15 PAT

    Not so great stats
    Applied to seven schools,
    What are my chances,
    Am a minority, is that gonna help
     
  23. speedy3816

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    have you looked into trying to get in at Howard?
     
  24. samo

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    It was one of the schools i applied to
    I already got and went through 2 interviews, and pending a decision

    I got a rejection letter from Ohio

    Howard didn't even contacted me

    I did a lot of undergraduate research and volunteering
     
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    just in case you didn't read properly, his username is pre-DMD, not pre-med.
     
  26. beannaithe

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    i didn't. i read premd...maybe i should start going to be earlier. ;)
     
  27. tinman831

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    i thought his screen name was pre med too.. :oops:
     
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    "bed" ... and yes you should
     

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