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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by DentJunkie, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. DentJunkie

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    I am in the under 3.0 category.
    I have been rejected from masters/post bacc programs, what would be a good logical next step?
    I would like to find a job that is relevant to the dental career that I can do while maybe trying to retake some of the core pre-req classes that I didn't get such good grades in or train to be a dental assistant.

    That leads me to another point. Should I try going the dental assistant route first before I try to apply for dental or masters/post baccs? Would the work experience as a dental assistant help my chances in getting into dental school?

    I appreciate you taking your time to read/respond to this post.
     
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  3. Dentalgoals

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    I believe nothing is more important than improving your GPA right now by taking courses on maybe some of the prerequisite classes that you didn't do so well. Improving your GPA will allow you to have a higher chance of getting into a master or a post bacc program. From there, you should keep your GPA in the program as high as possible to show the dental school admissions office that you can handle tough courses. Of course, you should continue to get more dental experiences through shadowing or assisting. However, I believe your main concern right now should be trying to boost your GPA so that you could get into the master/post bacc program.
     
  4. tooth knockn

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    High DAT score

    And

    As well, a high GRE score....

    And write a personal statement. Of how you were rejected from masters and dental school the first time around, but now you have demonstrated academically you are capable of holding important information in your head and projecting it in a professional manner....

    Mention these high scoring triumphs, within personal statements for both masters program and dental applications....

    If you can get a 22+ on Dat

    and

    85% or better an GRE then, IMO, you are attention worthy...
     

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