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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Boise State Bronco, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. Boise State Bronco

    Boise State Bronco

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    I am applying to dental school in June, so these next 6 months are very important. I have a 3.8/3.9 gpa, I've been shadowing a dentist and plan to shadow others. I worked as a developmental therapist for over a year, I have 150+ volunteer hours with refugees, I work as a biology lab materials assistant, I tutor for statistics and worked as a peer-mentor for general chemistry last semester. I will be a B2 for organic chemistry this semester and start studying for the DAT. What more should I do this semester before I apply? I'm taking a full course load this semester also.
     
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  3. sobertiger

    sobertiger 7+ Year Member

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    You should be able to get in pretty much anywhere with that GPA and EC, provided that you do decently on the DAT. The final piece of the puzzle is a solid PS and LoRs. Good luck!
     
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  4. predent2151

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    Go ahead and get your letters ready and write your personal statement. It’s also a good idea to research the schools you want to apply to. Don’t tank your GPA and get a good DAT score and you’re golden.
     
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  5. gunner4ever

    gunner4ever

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    Work in a dental lab
     
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  6. Pearl E. White

    Pearl E. White 2+ Year Member

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    Have/Get a fun, new hobby! Self-care is just as important! :) Congratulations on all your success so far.
     
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  7. cluelessdr

    cluelessdr

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    dont you need some sort of certification that takes a year or more to get?
     
  8. gunner4ever

    gunner4ever

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    No. Just call places. Don't need to get paid, at least until you learn stuff
     
  9. sditty70

    sditty70

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    Would you recommend calling actual general dental offices? I'm really interested in this idea.
     
  10. JLT223

    JLT223 Dental Student 2+ Year Member

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    Don't work in a lab just to work in a lab; 90% of dental schools don't care about research. Get your letters and PS out of the way ASAP.
     
  11. predent2151

    predent2151

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    You should probably spend all your time studying for the DAT. 1 point on your DAT would probably make a bigger difference than adding dental lab research to the ol CV. Volunteering would be way more beneficial based off the questions I’ve received during interviews.
     
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