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Shadowing Log??

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by mickeyaddi, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. mickeyaddi

    mickeyaddi Junior Member
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    I've been looking high and low for this; however, I haven't found any information on it. I'm wondering, when I do my shadowing, is there a log or letter from the dentist needed as proof of my shadowing experience?

    I'm going to be doing some shadowing within the next week, and I didn't know of any forms, letters, etc. that I need the dentist to fill out for me.

    Any help/suggestions are greatly appreciated!
     
  2. beredsox2

    beredsox2 The Anti Anti-Dentite
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    Don't need them. Just keep track for your own record.
     
  3. mickeyaddi

    mickeyaddi Junior Member
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    Thanks, boree!
     
  4. beredsox2

    beredsox2 The Anti Anti-Dentite
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    You are welcome. Just make sure to be able to keep contact with the dentist in case you will be applying to a school that requires a letter of proof from the dentist you shawdowed (I know Tufts does this, and probably some others). Good luck.
     
  5. USAF_Dentman

    USAF_Dentman Go!! Get to da choppa!
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    So what is stopping someone from lying about hours then if some schools require no proof?

    I made a log of my hours and just had the dentist sign his name next to times i shadowed him..
     
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    I wrote down what i learned, saw, and conversations with the dentists in a journal... it really helped me remember my shadowing experience and helped me alot for the interviews..
     
  7. Dutchboy

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    I never shadowed and just lied my way into dental school. Just kidding, but like you said it's really just an honor system. If your a scumbag it's probably a corner you could cut. But your going to sound pretty stupid in your interview when they ask you a dental related question and your answer is "huh?".
     
  8. DrTacoElf

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    Definitely keep a log so that the night before your interviews you can look over it and compare/contrast different practices and talk in depth about what you learned from the experience.
     

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