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**Official 2021 Dental Anesthesiology PASS/Interviews/Match**

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Hello! I am a prospective applicant to the dental anesthesiology programs. I am concerned because I was supposed to do my externships this year between March and August but due to COVID-19 situation and NY being the epicenter, I was unable to. A little background about my academic credentials - I was originally a foreign graduate and received BDS degree as Class Valedictorian and had 4.0 GPA. I also received 13 Distinctions and 8 Gold Medals. Then I did two years DMD program and graduated with High Honors, Dean's list and a cGPA of 3.72. My class rank was not so great (31/77). I have 4 years private practice experience as a general dentist and have done a lot of CE courses. My externships were at three prestigious dental schools in US but in the department of OMFS. Can I be a potentially good anesthesiology residency candidate given my lack of DA externships and class rank?? Any help would be amazing!
 

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Hello! I am a prospective applicant to the dental anesthesiology programs. I am concerned because I was supposed to do my externships this year between March and August but due to COVID-19 situation and NY being the epicenter, I was unable to. A little background about my academic credentials - I was originally a foreign graduate and received BDS degree as Class Valedictorian and had 4.0 GPA. I also received 13 Distinctions and 8 Gold Medals. Then I did two years DMD program and graduated with High Honors, Dean's list and a cGPA of 3.72. My class rank was not so great (31/77). I have 4 years private practice experience as a general dentist and have done a lot of CE courses. My externships were at three prestigious dental schools in US but in the department of OMFS. Can I be a potentially good anesthesiology residency candidate given my lack of DA externships and class rank?? Any help would be amazing!
My externships were affected as well, but I think they should be understanding. There is a section to explain how COVID-19 affected your application that you can fill out. Your academic background sounds pretty solid! Some sources do say that you should be in the top third of your class to be competitive, but it's not a requirement. It seems like you have plenty of other experiences to make up for it.
 
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My externships were affected as well, but I think they should be understanding. There is a section to explain how COVID-19 affected your application that you can fill out. Your academic background sounds pretty solid! Some sources do say that you should be in the top third of your class to be competitive, but it's not a requirement. It seems like you have plenty of other experiences to make up for it.

I really hope so that my class rank and no externships do not cause a negative impact! Thank you for your kind words and support! I wish the best to you and hope we both match to great programs! I believe some programs will still expect us to extern with local dental anesthesiologists in their private practices but I contacted 3 or 4 in my area and they are still figuring their SOPs to minimize COVID-19 spread so they are not keen on taking "outsiders" till everything is almost back to normal....whatever normal is...
 

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Yay! Any clue what it is? Informative session about their program is what my guess was
Yeah, I think so. Since most programs can't host externs I'm assuming this is their way of allowing us to ask questions about their program, etc. And somehow programs have access to who selected their program on PASS, even before we submit out apps. I wonder if it'll be everyone at once or individual.
 
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Yeah, I think so. Since most programs can't host externs I'm assuming this is their way of allowing us to ask questions about their program, etc. And somehow programs have access to who selected their program on PASS, even before we submit out apps. I wonder if it'll be everyone at once or individual.
Oh okay, awesome.. Hmmm.. they’re probably as a group if we are at the same time. Is yours June 18th at 8 PM?
 

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Oh okay, awesome.. Hmmm.. they’re probably as a group if we are at the same time. Is yours June 18th at 8 PM?
Yes, I got invited to the one on June 18th at 8 pm also! I think they're giving a presentation and then giving us a chance to ask questions. Jacobi did something similar, but it was just a one-on-one Q&A session!
 
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Hey everyone! I will be attending the webinar on Thursday, as well as applying this cycle! Super excited about this process.

Is anyone aware of any programs that still plan on accepting externs?
 
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Also, did any of you receive confirmation emails from any programs that they received your application? I haven't heard from some programs I applied to so just wondering.

Only one I‘ve heard from is Jacobi. I applied last year, and no programs acknowledged receipt of my application except to tell me I had an interview.
 
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Does anyone have any experience from pervious application cycles? I am wondering if I have not heard anything from NYU or Ohio if this means I probably will not be interviewed. Thanks!

All of the people I’ve talked to agree that this application cycle is very strange, so I wouldn’t lose hope. I’m not sure if a lot of people apply to OSU, but last year they only interviewed 12 for 2 spots. NYU’s deadline is Oct.1, so I’m assuming they won’t give all of the interview invites until after that day.
 
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All of the people I’ve talked to agree that this application cycle is very strange, so I wouldn’t lose hope. I’m not sure if a lot of people apply to OSU, but last year they only interviewed 12 for 2 spots. NYU’s deadline is Oct.1, so I’m assuming they won’t give all of the interview invites until after that day.

Strange how??
 
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