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I'm a first year dental, and I'm trying to plan out my summer. I was debating between doing research at the dental school and tutoring for the DAT. If I chose the DAT tutoring, will affect the strength of my application to residency programs (GPR or AEGD)? I think that research is a great thing, but it is actually necessary to become a competitive applicant? Advice would be great and highly appreciated! Thanks!
 

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Not necessary. It's simply another thing to talk about at the interview stage, but then again, DAT tutoring could be as well.
GPR/AEGDs won't care about research, or likely your DAT tutoring either. I'd recommend that you do what you enjoy / pays more.