Thread: advice on becoming a dentist
09-01-2004, 10:11 PM #1
advice on becoming a dentist
Ive started a long journey on my way to become something in the dental prof. Math isn't my strongest subject and I know it will be harder for me than most but Ive realized that nothing that comes easy is all that great. I'm looking for some advice from anyone that has it to offer. I'm living in memphis, TN and would like to attend UT dental school in memphis.
09-01-2004, 10:18 PM #2
09-01-2004, 10:30 PM #3
Im amazed how many fcuking wack jobs there are out there...
09-01-2004, 10:37 PM #4Originally Posted by ECoastVIP
09-01-2004, 10:46 PM #5Originally Posted by statuZ
09-01-2004, 10:56 PM #6Originally Posted by ECoastVIP
09-01-2004, 11:18 PM #7Originally Posted by Jenseno9
Of course, above all of that, make sure your grades and extra-curricular activities are in line or you will have an uphill battle ahead of you..All professional schools are highly competitive and have VERY limited seats available in ratio to the number of applicants..Make sure this is what you want to do as it will be a challenge like no other, and if you are notdedicated and disciplined, you'll be failed out in the blink of an eye..
09-02-2004, 04:38 AM #8Originally Posted by Doc M
And keep your grades up, and start getting involved in extra curricular stuff. I'm actually in my second year of dental school right now - my grades were pretty average coming in, but i had lots of extra things to make my application a strong one. You have to remember how many people you're up against - you have to do things to set yourself apart so that you have a better chance at getting in.
Take the DAT seriously as well. I have a classmate who came in with a 2.75 GPA from undergrad...but he scored in the 99th percentile on every section of the DAT.
If you have any questions, or need any advice...feel free to PM me. Dental school is extremely tough (as is any professional school) but in my opinion it's totally worth it. You have the chance to enter a great profession.
Best of luck.
09-02-2004, 06:18 AM #9
Your school should be able to help you. My father is a dentist=>orthodontist. and my brother is at USC for dental school right now, some chemistry, i dont exactly remember, i looked at it myself though.
09-02-2004, 08:23 AM #10
Good luck if you chose to follow your idea
09-02-2004, 08:49 AM #11
For one part, shadow a dentist for a day or two to see if you enjoy the work they do... I always wanted to do ER med. but the more I work in the ER then less it’s appealing. A lot of the work they deal with is B.S. (Drunks, insurance frauds, more drunks, headaches, objects stuck in crotches...) I still love medicine but this theater just isn't for me. Another thing major in something you like and take the pre-req's you need, just incase you don't make it there's something you can fall back on. I was a pre-medical studies major turn nuclear med... Something to fall back on if I don't make 3.4/28~... Make sure you love what you do and it'll make you happy...
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