10+ Year Member
- Apr 8, 2008
I have logged a lot of hours (easily 50+, with more to come this summer) working in a free dental clinic and am to the point where I am assisting on procedures now. However, I only have about 10 hours or so of shadowing dentists in a normal practice. Will this hurt me on my application since the bulk of my experience is in an unorthodox environment or will schools not really care since it is still dentistry? I know it is hard to generalize about these things... I'm just looking for opinions from people who have been through all this before. I am applying this cycle and I am definitely going to try to get in another 10-20 hours or so in a normal practice this summer, but I am working full time so I'm not sure how much more I'll be able to do. I should have at least 100 hours in the free clinic as well by the end of the summer.