1. Guest, be sure to check out How To Get Into Dental School, our free downloadable PDF with step-by-step details for dental school applicants!
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Dismiss Notice

under the extracurriculars section....

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by prydA, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. prydA

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2008
    Messages:
    460
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    Hi all,

    I'm currently trying to think up of things to fill up my extracurriculars list as much as possible. Do you think it would help me or harm me if I put down things that have nothing to do with dentistry? For instance, like Breakdance Club, Guitar Players Club, or Liondancing Association (some Chinese ethnic thing)?

    Thanks for any advice!!
     
  2. Thread continues after this sponsor message. SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. Optimism Smiles

    Optimism Smiles DAT drains my ATP

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2007
    Messages:
    200
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    I would put all of that there. :) I only had ~3 things in my extracurriculars that were dental-related. The rest were other clubs and community service projects. I think the main reason for this section is to highlight how well-rounded you are. A few dental-related things will show how you are interested in dentistry, but other unrelated things makes you a unique individual. Good luck!
     
  4. MnBr63

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2007
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Dental Student
    Definitely put down things that are not related to dentistry. It shows that you are more well rounded. I had things like "Columnist for (name of campus satire news paper)" and "studio musician" for some of the non-traditional ones. One of my interviewers talked to me for 10 minutes about my experiences in recording studios, and the mention of the satire news paper opened it up for us to make jokes during the interview.
     

Share This Page