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Should I apply this year?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by speedkdy, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. speedkdy

    speedkdy 5+ Year Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    I am Canadian who is planning to apply to private dental schools in the US.
    but i don't know whether i should apply this year or not

    here is my stats
    GPA of 3.3~3.4 (SGPA is about the same)
    but 3.6~7 for recent two years.

    I wrote CAN DAT this feb.
    RC 15 BIO 18 CHM 19 AA 17 PAT 24 CARV 11

    i didnt really study for the first one
    so im planning to write US DAT this summer ( is it harder?)

    I don't have any shadowing experiences but I can do some in this summer.
    i know i have to apply early but since i don't have any shadowing experiences, I might have to apply like june or july

    and I have some volunteer experiences (nothing to do w/ dentistry tho)
    and one summer research experiences.
    also I have an interview for research assistant next week.

    Should i apply this year ?
    because i don't think my application is ready
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  3. prplmnkydshwshr

    prplmnkydshwshr Banned Banned

    Apr 13, 2007
    you should apply this year if you are applying to a canadian school. if you're applying to an american school, don't bother, we don't like you.
  4. mantraman1010

    mantraman1010 Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    Sweet Texas
    Yeah...stay on the other side of the border:smuggrin: There's enough competition as it is down here, we don't need Cannies from the north to make it even harder! (f.c.) i don't know what to tell you, contact the schools.
  5. Drill2Fill

    Drill2Fill DentalStudentWannabe 5+ Year Member

    Mar 20, 2006
    What's the scale for the carving section?
  6. doctorloomis

    doctorloomis Junior Member 2+ Year Member

    May 18, 2006
    11 will get you by, I think. I've seen 20's on that section before.
  7. diane07

    diane07 2+ Year Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    It's a smart idea to take the US DAT if you're applying to US schools because there are a few that only accept the US DAT.
  8. Mstoothlady2012

    Mstoothlady2012 5+ Year Member

    Apr 7, 2007
    hey guys can u tell me how long the PS has to be? & what is it on? y do u want to be a dentist? want to start working on my PS as soon as summer break starts.
    thanks in advance!!

  9. 1992Corolla

    1992Corolla CheerioKing 7+ Year Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    i would apply, what do you have to lose besides the CHANCE you may get in. If not, improve on scores and try again.
  10. speedkdy

    speedkdy 5+ Year Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    thanks for the advice. = )
    i'd like to improve my RC section but i don't know how to study.
    any recommendation to study RC?

    also, how's US DAT comparing to CAN DAT in terms of difficulty and materials?

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