What ECs do certain schools look for?

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Nov 3, 2022
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Do you ever wonder how a low stats applicant gets in and the high stats applicant does not? Sure, schools aim for students near their average so that is one reason. Another reason being ECs giving one applicant an advantage somehow.

But what specifically about those ECs? And how do we know what specific ECs certain schools look for? When you google mission statements for schools, all of theme resemble each other and aay the same basic message! So how do we really see which ECs type we should prioritize when looking into one school we find particularly interesting.


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Metrics only go so far and do not predict your success as a dentist. Dental schools have known this for a very long time.

For the most part, ECs are very common. It still comes down to your capabilities as a dentist.

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