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Date of submission: Application early July/DAT early August
Overall GPA: 3.65
Science GPA:
3.65
DAT score (include AA and all sections):
AA=23, PA=21, QR=22, RC=26, Bio=21, GC=22, OC=22, TS=22
State of Residence: Pennsylvania

Undergrad Attended: Small Ohio school
Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Minor: Honors, Theology
Minority? No
Reapplicant? No
Nontrad? No

Shadowing Experience: 1000+ (see employment)
Volunteering Experience: ~80
Employment: 1000+ OMFS assistant for two years
Research: 500+ for two universities with 2 publications
Other Extracurriculars: Jazz band, chess club, pre-med club, etc.
LOR type and strength: One committee, one from my boss. Both were happy to write.
School list:
Pitt, Penn, Temple, WVU, CWRU, Louisville, Kentucky, Michigan

I have only received interviews from Pitt and Temple, and at this point in the cycle I am starting to get nervous. Can anyone provide any insight? I was really hoping to hear from Penn and Michigan, does anyone know how realistic that is?

Thanks for the help! The forum has kept me sane so far through this process :)
 

macsak

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Date of submission: Application early July/DAT early August
Overall GPA: 3.65
Science GPA: 3.65
DAT score (include AA and all sections): AA=23, PA=21, QR=22, RC=26, Bio=21, GC=22, OC=22, TS=22
State of Residence: Pennsylvania

Undergrad Attended: Small Ohio school
Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Minor: Honors, Theology
Minority? No
Reapplicant? No
Nontrad? No

Shadowing Experience: 1000+ (see employment)
Volunteering Experience: ~80
Employment: 1000+ OMFS assistant for two years
Research: 500+ for two universities with 2 publications
Other Extracurriculars: Jazz band, chess club, pre-med club, etc.
LOR type and strength: One committee, one from my boss. Both were happy to write.
School list: Pitt, Penn, Temple, WVU, CWRU, Louisville, Kentucky, Michigan

I have only received interviews from Pitt and Temple, and at this point in the cycle I am starting to get nervous. Can anyone provide any insight? I was really hoping to hear from Penn and Michigan, does anyone know how realistic that is?

Thanks for the help! The forum has kept me sane so far through this process :)

you want to do everything you can to get into pitt and/or temple
upenn and umich are in the 5-7 most difficult schools to get into, you may or may not get invites there, lots of people do not get invites, it's not a bad thing
relax and trust the process...
 
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One thing I'd just mention is that unfortunately your 1000+ hours of being an OMS assistant count only as employment and dental experience, NOT shadowing - you were not observing a general dentist (which is what you go to dental school to become), you were assisting an OMFS (a specialist) and were getting paid for it. Very different things. That *may* be the reason you've gotten silence from the rest.

I agree with mac in that Pitt and Temple should be your top choices because they're your cheapest options and having a degree from an Ivy league is not worth the price tag it comes with... You should minimize your debt wherever possible. Good luck with your interviews!
 
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