red flag?

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  1. Dental2000

    Dental2000 5+ Year Member

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    Help me out here fellow Pre-dents. What constitutes as a red flag on an application?
     
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  3. 7amsho

    7amsho 2+ Year Member

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    something that would make the interviewers raise their eyebrows when reading about it
     
  4. Dental2000

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  5. DentalDoge

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    Well ... 1st degree homicide charges are usually pretty bad.
     
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  6. cacajuate

    cacajuate 2+ Year Member

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    Making a post asking this question is a red flag.
     
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  7. xerxes106

    xerxes106 2+ Year Member

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    I think anything sexual assault related is automatically a red flag for most........crimes in general. Ask yourself: would you want you as your dentist if you did your particular crime/red flag?
     
  8. DentalDoge

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    Vehicular manslaughter ...
     
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  9. Dental2000

    Dental2000 5+ Year Member

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    Ok I'm talking about more in terms of Academics. Number of C's, Gap year between Undergrad and masters etc etc. Not the above that are at the extreme end of 'Red Flags'

    I believe if one has a 1st degree homicide charge, geting denied Dental school admissions is the least of his/her worries
     
  10. yeslek88

    yeslek88 5+ Year Member

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    Do you mean red flags on an otherwise good application? Or are you asking what constitutes a sh*tty application?
     
  11. Dental2000

    Dental2000 5+ Year Member

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    Red flags on a good application. I'm just asking since I'm not entierly sure what people classify as Red flags
     
  12. teethlover93

    teethlover93 2+ Year Member

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    Downward trend in GPA (4.0 freshman year to 2.0 senior year)
    3+ W's without a good reason
    A few years off doing nothing (i.e. no work, school, shadowing, volunteer)
     
  13. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

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    Describing a mission trip you took where 10 dentists watched in amazement as you did full mouth extractions.
     
  14. ICUrunning

    ICUrunning On the Iron Path 2+ Year Member

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    How prevalent is this? Does this include missions trips that are through school clubs?
     
  15. Dental2000

    Dental2000 5+ Year Member

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    Seeing as it is that no single pre-dent student in the world can ever do a 'Full mouth extraction', I would say NOT prevalent at all
     
  16. ICUrunning

    ICUrunning On the Iron Path 2+ Year Member

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    Lol im stupid, of course no one does full mouth.

    Although, I've heard some pre-dents have done "work" on patients when they were not licensed to practice. Just wondering how prevalent that is, if it is in fact, true.
     
  17. BobbyBeavis

    BobbyBeavis What are loans? 2+ Year Member

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    Students at my school do this, and have been doing this through a yearly trip. They've begged me to come, but I find it unethical.
     
  18. Dental2000

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    Working as a dental assistant by suctioning or maybe doing the fluoride cleanings yourself isn't a big deal. When I shadowed I assisted the dentist during suctioning.
     

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