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Should I get proof of shadowing?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Tariqd, May 20, 2014.

  1. Tariqd

    Tariqd 2+ Year Member

    Jan 24, 2014
    I was just wondering if I should get proof from the doctors I shadow or it doesn't matter
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  3. CoFe2


    Dec 11, 2013
    From what I've gathered here, only a few schools require proof and I believe that ask for that in the secondary. While doing my shadowing I would always just mention to the dentist that I may have to get proof one day in the future and they usually didn't really care so I think you should be ok!
  4. sjv

    sjv Moderator 2+ Year Member

    Jun 18, 2013
    There is no required proof except for a couple of schools but most people do submit a letter of evaluation from a dentist they've shadowed as one of their letters.
  5. Troyvdg

    Troyvdg Dentistry not Debtistry 7+ Year Member

    Jul 13, 2009
    Bay Area
    This. I asked my dentist to include my hours in my LOR.
  6. justin7w2011

    justin7w2011 2+ Year Member

    May 15, 2013
    I know we don't have to prove anything to report them on aadsas but if we had to prove them to a school how do they usually want us to do it? I have my hours but I was told we didn't need to get anything filled out so I never did. And what schools require this for the supplemental application?
  7. stomatology


    Jul 29, 2013
    Like @Troyvdg said, I had the dentist I shadowed most often include my number of hours spent shadowing in the LOR that was written on my behalf.

    I'm not sure about secondaries, since this is my first time applying.
  8. sjv

    sjv Moderator 2+ Year Member

    Jun 18, 2013
    Again, most dental schools suggest you submit a letter as one of your four evaluations from a dentist you've shadowed which is proof enough, the dentist can list the hours you've done. Tufts is notable for proof of shadowing requirement.
  9. Dental990DDS

    Dental990DDS 2+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2014
    Detroit, MI
    You should submit a letter of evaluation from the dentist you have shadowed

    Some schools require a proof of shadowing in the secondary application when they offer interviews

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