de de es

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Jan 22, 2009
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  • Academic Enrichment Programs (limit 5)
  • Awards, Honors, and Scholarships (limit 5)
  • Dentistry Experience (limit 5)
  • Extracurricular/Volunteer/Community Service (limit 10)
  • Research Experience (limit 5)
  • Work Experience (including Military Service) (limit 5)

For this section of the application, I'm a little stuck...

1) no academic enrichment programs (ie: post bacc, master's, etc)
2) never got honors, scholarships
3) dentistry experience over 300 hours
4) extra curricular/volunteer/community service..what can i write for extra curricular activities? i really haven't done any volunteer/community service since freshman year of high school, and i dont want to relist the dental offices as volunteering
5) research experience over 500 hours
6) work experience- car sales, CA (kinda like RA in dorms)


thanks! :xf:
 

sfrice80

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Jun 11, 2009
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so whats your question here? Just put what you have done in college, if you've done nothing in those categories, then list nothing.
 
Jul 9, 2009
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#4) If you did some volunteering work in high school, go ahead and input that information in. Personally, I would only go back as far as high school; jobs, volunteering, etc...
 
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de de es

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Jan 22, 2009
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thanks


and what sort of things do you put for ECs?
 

uclaDDS101

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Feb 27, 2009
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For academic enrich. programs, there's not much you can do about this section if you haven't done any.. Same thing with honors and awards; if you haven't gotten any, there's not much you can do. I'm putting four awards from college and one from high school (valedictorian). Again, senior year high school is as far as I would go back. It seems like you have a good amount of dental experience. However, if those hours were completed with a family member who's a dentist, then you might want to have some experience with other dentists or specialists in order to have a little variety. Research experience and work seems fine as well. For ECs, there has to be something that you can put down. If you don't have any real community service, you can put down sports. But I definitely wouldn't keep this field blank. ECs give the adcomms an opportunity to see how well rounded you are. They just want to know what you do outside of school and work. If you need some ideas, you can look at my PreDents. I've listed stuff pretty completely for reference for other people.
 

summer89

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Feb 13, 2009
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Hmmm, I was wondering about the "brief description" section for the professional experience... could I write something like this:
"Assist hygienists and clinicians with numerous dental research studies, observed dental procedures,and interacted with patients." or does it have to be in more complete sentences?

and does anyone know if I should put down "intern" as a position (for dentistry experience) if I help assist dentists and hygienists every now and then, but mainly observe OR is it best to have "observer" instead?


thanks
 

uclaDDS101

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Feb 27, 2009
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Hmmm, I was wondering about the "brief description" section for the professional experience... could I write something like this:
"Assist hygienists and clinicians with numerous dental research studies, observed dental procedures,and interacted with patients." or does it have to be in more complete sentences?

and does anyone know if I should put down "intern" as a position (for dentistry experience) if I help assist dentists and hygienists every now and then, but mainly observe OR is it best to have "observer" instead?
I wouldn't use complete sentences in the brief descriptions. You want to convey more information. Adcomms understand that it's a rather short character limit, so they don't mind the concise wording.
You can put either position title. They will look at the description rather than the title to see what you actually did.

will being in Dean's list be considered award?..
If you have space in that section, go ahead and put it in. It is an honor of some kind.
 
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de de es

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Jan 22, 2009
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For academic enrich. programs, there's not much you can do about this section if you haven't done any.. Same thing with honors and awards; if you haven't gotten any, there's not much you can do. I'm putting four awards from college and one from high school (valedictorian). Again, senior year high school is as far as I would go back. It seems like you have a good amount of dental experience. However, if those hours were completed with a family member who's a dentist, then you might want to have some experience with other dentists or specialists in order to have a little variety. Research experience and work seems fine as well. For ECs, there has to be something that you can put down. If you don't have any real community service, you can put down sports. But I definitely wouldn't keep this field blank. ECs give the adcomms an opportunity to see how well rounded you are. They just want to know what you do outside of school and work. If you need some ideas, you can look at my PreDents. I've listed stuff pretty completely for reference for other people.
sorry im a little noob to this site still, where can i read up on that info? thanks :D
 

uclaDDS101

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Feb 27, 2009
500
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Boston
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Dental Student
sorry im a little noob to this site still, where can i read up on that info? thanks
PreDents.com is a website where you can view the info and stats of other predents who have created profiles. You can see the stats of people who are applying to/have been accepted to certain schools. If you want to see my profile, you can search for my username on the website, or (more easily) you can just click the "PreDents" link under my SDN username.