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Here's an inspirational thought to all potential dental school applicants... I got a C in Org Chem 1&2 and Physics 1&2 and I made it to dental school!

I took a bunch of other science classes to compensate..

There's always hope!!
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P.S.- I applied at UF, Boston U. and Maryland. I got wait listed at UF and I got accepted at BU and Maryland.
 

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what was your overall gpa and dat?
 

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i bet you took calc based physics though, as far as organic, i find that amazing. yeah, what are your stats and what classes did you take to compensate. also why relative was on the adcom? uncle, cousin, father???
 
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I am a member of the "got a C in both semesters of organic and still got into dental school" club also. On top of that I got a 13 in ochem the first time I took the DAT. (17 the second time). Just don't give up.
 

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I am the first person in my family to become involved in health care.

I studied my rear off for the DAT, I got a 21 AA, 18 PAT.

I took Physical chem, plus got A's and B's in Bio, Microbio, Biochem and thermo (I'm an engineering major).

Plus, I had good rec letters: from 2 dentists and 2 faculty and 1 from a former boss..

I guess what I am trying to say is that when you are taking classes like Org Chem it seems like THE WORLD IS ABOUT TO END " if I dont get at least B" and thats a bunch of B.S...

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oh yeah,

overall gpa: 3.39
DAT: Bio 18, Inorg chem 20, Org chem 21 , total sci 19
QR 21, Reading comp 23, AA 21
PAT 18
 

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ur overall is all that matters. a 3.4 and a 21 dat isnt to shabby
 

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Congrats gatorfan. You did awesome on the OChem section of the DAT, especially considering your undergrad grades. No doubt in my mind you worked hard for it.
 

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Heh, if you want to hear inspirational stories about O-Chem...

First semester of O-Chem: C-
Second semester of O-Chem: F
Retaking second semester of O-Chem: A-

I'm currently in dental school and ranked within the top 5 of my class of 78.
 

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you have money stats gatorfan, you must have gottne all A's though besides those bumps in ochem and physics. although a C should hardly be considered a bump, others just are better at other areas.

Midoc - how did the ochem grade figure then in the calculation of gpa then?? they just add the scores togeter and divide by 2??? So taking your 0 gpa points for the F and adding the A- gpa points (18-20 points assuming it was a 5 credit course) and dividing by two to give 9-10 gpa points which would be a C correct???
 

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Originally posted by UMDeeMan
you have money stats gatorfan, you must have gottne all A's though besides those bumps in ochem and physics. although a C should hardly be considered a bump, others just are better at other areas.

Midoc - how did the ochem grade figure then in the calculation of gpa then?? they just add the scores togeter and divide by 2??? So taking your 0 gpa points for the F and adding the A- gpa points (18-20 points assuming it was a 5 credit course) and dividing by two to give 9-10 gpa points which would be a C correct???
I think that's what they do with the repeat. Sum the points and divide by the number of times you took it.
 

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I don't know officially but I'm pretty certain they average the two grades.
 

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I thought they just counted it like an additional course. So if you got an A and an F in a 5 unit course, you would average to a C, but it would count as 10 units...so it's more like you're getting 2 C's.
 
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