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What do you think? 2nd Time Applying

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by uclawill, May 8, 2007.

  1. uclawill

    uclawill New Member 5+ Year Member

    Jun 12, 2006
    Hey guys,

    I applied very late last cycle, (app turned in Nov 24th, DAT states delayed till Jan 22 score reports mailed).

    I plan to apply ~ June 17th this time around to help my chances. Here are my stats:

    UCLA Biology Grad 2007
    Asian American Male

    GPA Overall/Sci ~ 3.0
    - Last 5 Quarters ~ 3.3-3.4
    (Disabled Student for 2.5 years, severe fatigue and mobility hinderence)

    Lots of Dental Shadow and UCLA Clinic Volunteer
    Good ExtraCur

    DAT 2006 Dec 8th

    PAT 23
    AA 20
    TS 20

    Bio 18
    Gchem 21
    Ochem 23
    Reading Comp - 19
    QR - 18

    Plan to Retake DAT (21-22+ all across hopefully) End of August

    I am applying to:

    Loma Linda

    What do you guys think?
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  3. uclawill

    uclawill New Member 5+ Year Member

    Jun 12, 2006
    I am also taking 2007 Summer school, and will most likely be accepted into a Post-Bac Program at CSULA.
  4. ucla2134

    ucla2134 7+ Year Member

    Nov 19, 2006
    I think you should apply to more schools to increase the change of getting the interview
  5. uclawill

    uclawill New Member 5+ Year Member

    Jun 12, 2006
    i would but I am tied to the west coast due to family and personal reasons
  6. Envision

    Envision Envisioning... 7+ Year Member

    Jun 14, 2005
    Ya know, at first look it almost looks like your talking to yourself :D. I agree, more schools.
  7. 1992Corolla

    1992Corolla CheerioKing 7+ Year Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    +1 for ego stroking!
  8. Cymbidium

    Cymbidium Awesome. 2+ Year Member

    Nov 11, 2006
    There's another D-school opening in Pomona (I think) in a few years. I would say apply to more, but since you can't maybe add Arizona into the mix and definitely do that post-bacc program.

    Also, I would say you have the best chance of getting into USC, so start contacting them NOW. Go to their webiste, they usually have a tour and Q/A about PBL once a month. Develop a relationship with someone in the admissions office and bring your stats to them and ask them what they think.

    Good luck!
  9. infernobutterfl

    infernobutterfl Pyro user 7+ Year Member

    May 26, 2005

    How is it ego stroking? With his GPA and DAT? (I am not trying to diss the OP or anything).

    I am in the same boat as you, but without the excuse of disability, just my own inability.
    If you are tied to the west coast, I would say those are the only school options you have. Definitely up the DAT. Might even try to aim for the 23-25 AA, which will help greatly. Other than that, you might try looking into master or post-bac programs as well in order to push that GPA up.

    All in all... good luck, I hopefully we will be seeing each other at an interview place. :)
  10. ilovepharm

    ilovepharm :sulindac is super cool: 5+ Year Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    I believe you're referring to Western University of Health Sciences located in Pomona, CA. There are already established DO, PT, PharmD, nursing and veterinarian programs there. It's supposed to open up for the incoming class of 2009.
  11. uclawill

    uclawill New Member 5+ Year Member

    Jun 12, 2006
    ya im taking 3 classes this summer, then enrolling in a post bac program in the fall to raise my bcp and overall gpa

    actually my 23 score on the pat was a 99%, so thats just my luck

    im planning on retaking the dat like i said, score higher this time, and hopefully ill be able to get into on of those schools.

    i might be teaching at kaplan over the next year or 2, do you guys think that will be a good addition to my dental resume?

    is there anything else i should aim to do in this next year.

    i know its not the best, but if everything goes as expected, by academic update I should have a 3.2 GPA, Science and 2.95 BCP over ~215 quarter units

    im guessing theres not much i can do except, take more undergraduate science classes, and do better on the dat.

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