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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Osteopathic [ DO ]' started by tony729, 09.26.14.

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  1. tony729

    tony729 2+ Year Member

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    I am currently working on my resume and aacomas application. I had shadowed a dentist during the summer before college and was wondering if adding that in to my application would be good or bad.
     
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    AlteredScale Staff Member SDN Moderator 2+ Year Member

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    Unless you are planning on a DO DMD/DDS dual degree then I would refrain from putting this on your application. It holds no real bearing on the application and id suggest putting something else there.
     
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    tony729 2+ Year Member

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    thank you. I was thinking it could potentially hurt my application because it shows a bit of indecisiveness.
     
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    AlteredScale Staff Member SDN Moderator 2+ Year Member

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    Nah it won't hurt your application, but it will be questionable as to why you would add dentistry experience to an application to medical school.

    Not a big deal.
     
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    tony729 2+ Year Member

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    If I was to include it, then would it be better to show how that experience strengthened my decision of becoming a physician?
     
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    AlteredScale Staff Member SDN Moderator 2+ Year Member

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    Don't include it. When you write your personal statement and when/if you receive secondaries then include there if it was significant in your decision to pursue medicine.

    And by that I mean use about half a sentence to describe that your first interest in the health professions was dentistry and explain why you made the shift from dentistry to medicine.
     
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    SynapticDoctah 2+ Year Member

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    I had the same experience. I shadowed a dentist as well a while ago. I would not list it. It isn't going to help/hurt you in my opinion. This is like trying out for a baseball team and then saying you have basketball experience. It isn't going to HELP, but it won't HURT.
     
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    tony729 2+ Year Member

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    ok thank you, I have decide not to include it
     
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    AlteredScale Staff Member SDN Moderator 2+ Year Member

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    No problem. feel free to PM me if anymore questions arise.
     

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