Wisdom for young pre-dents

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Tariqd, 05.20.14.

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  1. Tariqd

    Tariqd 2+ Year Member

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    As dental (or medical) students, what are some words of advice you have to youngsters still completing their undergraduate studies?
     
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  3. Jaesango

    Jaesango 2+ Year Member

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    study and get off sdn
     
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  4. Tariqd

    Tariqd 2+ Year Member

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    I'm on break...
     
  5. morning92

    morning92 2+ Year Member

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    Take classes that you enjoy!

    Undergrad is a time to work hard, but you don't want to burn yourself out by doing nothing but studying.

    It looks better in an application process to have diverse interests and it'll make your undergrad career more fun too! Sure, it's great to join the pre-med/dental/pharm society, but that won't make you stand out and you can't be all pre-med/dental/pharm all the time. Try the breakdancing club or the underwater basket weaving enthusiasts group if they sound interesting to you.

    Be nice to your TAs. They work hard (and a lot of them really dread the pre- students' emails after exam time).

    If you don't enjoy your major, change it, even if you don't think it'll look as good for your application.

    Your health is really, really important. Make sure you sleep enough, make sure you eat enough, and make sure that you have your stress under control.

    Don't sweat the small stuff. A B won't ruin your chances of getting in. Neither will two or three. Just do your best and that's all you can do.
     
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  6. ILLchief

    ILLchief 2+ Year Member

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    Enjoy your break and get off SDN...
     
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  7. dentalWorks

    dentalWorks Nights Watchmen 7+ Year Member

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    Enjoy undergrad and keep the overall and science gpa at 3.5+ (for obvious reasons).
    Earing one or few Cs here and there isn't the end of the world, just don't make it a habit.
     

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