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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by uwannacapachino, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. uwannacapachino

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    I'm new to SDN so I'm honestly not sure if this question has already been asked...

    I'm a freshman looking to go into dentistry. I'm interested in joining the pre-dental organization at my university and plan to be pretty involved with it. However, I'm afraid that at the end of next year or the beginning of my junior year, I might decide that dentistry isn't for me and switch to pharmacy or optometry or something like that. Would it look bad that I wasted two years on an organization that has nothing to do with what I want to pursue? Should I join, say, the pre-dental organization as well as the pre-pharm or pre-opto organizations? Or should I stick to a more general organization like HOSA and maybe join the specific one later?

    I really have no idea what to do and don't want to join a club and end up deciding on something else if that's going to hurt me in some way. Help!
     
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  3. jeffity

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    I suppose you could also end up in engineering with that much uncertainty in the air. No one will care about it as much as you think as long as you're sincere in your reasons for choosing the field of [insert whatever here]. I'd suggest using your time to shadow many careers so you aren't just 'wasting' time in clubs that might just be fleeting interests.
     
  4. csudental

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    nope join other health clubs that's will make you more competitive
     
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  6. trangtn

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    Join a clinic or do some hands-on internships or some community service organizations. Pre-health orgs are generally informative, but beyond that, they don't really give you much.
     
  7. distressstudent

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    Be sure to join a club that actually have opportunities for volunteering and what not. Many of them just sit on their hands and host informational meetings.
     
  8. uwannacapachino

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    Thanks everyone for the advice! I definitely need to consider shadowing or doing an internship more than joining an organization. And I will look into the opportunities that the clubs offer and see if it would be a good idea to join beforehand.

    Thanks again!
     

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