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

  1. prydA

    prydA 2+ Year Member

    Feb 7, 2008
    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!!
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  3. Optimism Smiles

    Optimism Smiles DAT drains my ATP 5+ Year Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    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

    MnBr63 7+ Year Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    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.

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