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Question based on the poll...


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Nov 3, 2003
I just voted in the "work experience" poll and I can see that most of you guys are very young....with less that 5 years of experience, if you graduated when you were like 24 you must be 29 now....plus maybe 1 or 2 years out of work (studying for boards)....you must be around 32 by now.....
Sooooo, I was wondering if age is a FACTOR during your application process, I mean they won't tell you, but....
For those that got accepted or went to an interview, Did you see applicants older that 35???, maybe 40????
This is just to have an idea because I feel that I am toooo old, I am just 30 but by the time I get an interview I will be in my 40's, also off course I will look like in my 50's...(stress, sleep deprived for months of reading the dental decks, et,etc)
Will I have any chances by then???? :D :D :D


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Hi Elto..

At UPENN I interviewed with a dentist who was around 45 and a couple others in their mid 30s.. I found them to exude more confidence and were more composed than I was (I was the youngest in my group) and since most colleges place a lot of emphasis on work experience, I'm sure you would be in a more advantageous position than recent graduates.. I definitely DONT think your age will work against you.. and besides, 30 does not exactly put you in the geriatric category.. :D AND it won't be a decade before you get called for an interview. :p You have more than a good chance.



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At UOP I interviewed with some people that looked well pass their 20's, probably 40's.

But still, is what you make of it Elto. If you're older chances are you're more mature, so you can "sell" your maturity, stability, etc. to schools. :idea:

Something else, I don't know if it was coincidence, but at my interview most of the older looking people weren't Indians. All Indian girls seemed very young. :confused: :confused: What age do you girls graduate from school??

Also Elto, that chronological analysis of yours is kind of extremist :) . Take a look at the age thread to find out our averages.

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