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Sep 9, 2019
I did 30 hours of shadowing so far. Do I need record of it? I didn't get record of it. I am shadowing a new dentist. But I wasnt sure if I can combine both hours or do I need to start over. How do dental school request the hours thing? Can someone please explain the process


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Jun 24, 2015
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No, you don’t, it’s on the honor system. You are suppose to combine the hours. There’s a section in the app where you enter your shadowing hours and you would break it up into each shadowing experience you completed, then the total hours are added together.
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The main reason I would recommend doing at least a good chunk of your hours with one doc is so they can more easily write you a good recommendation letter.

Otherwise it is not that important for the application - they don't usually check anything.

I shadowed about 120 hrs at a GP doc, and then spent a day at every office of his referrals - pedo/endo/OMFS etc.
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