Dentistry Post-Baccalaureate Programs Record Enhancer

Dentistry Post-Baccalaureate Programs Record Enhancer

Record Enhancer Post-Baccalaureate Programs in Dentistry:  Record enhancer post-bacc programs are listed below in this section.  These post-baccaluareate programs are tailored towards applicants who have already taken the pre-requisite courses for dental school as part of their undergraduate education and are looking to take additional courses to improve their academic performance before applying to dental school. To learn more about which post-bacc program is the ideal fit for you, contact us today at 1(888) 839 – 9997 or info@admissionshelpers.com for a free 20 minute consultation! Institution: California State University – Los Angeles Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program for Pre-Health Professionals Minimum GPA Required for Admission: 3.0 Success Rate: 48% are being admitted into medical schools (i.e. Western University, USC, UCLA, and UCIrvine) Standardized Test Required: No test required Application Requirements: – 2 sets of Official Transcript – Personal Statement – 2 letters of recommendation/evaluation (at least one letter must be from a faculty person) – Official copy of standardized test score (MCAT, DAT, OAT, GRE, etc) – if applicable – Letter of rejection – if applicable – Letter of waiting list status – if applicable – Expanding Opportunities for Pre-health Professionals program cover page – if applicable Prerequisite Courses: – General Biology with Lab (1 year) – General Chemistry with Lab (1 year) – Organic Chemistry with Lab (1 year) – General Physics with Lab (1 year) – College Mathematics (1 quarter/semester) – General Genetics with Lab (1 quarter/semester) – Cell Biology with Lab (1 quarter/semester) Admission Deadline: May 15th Email Address: healthcareers@calstatela.edu Phone Number: 323-343-2050 Website: http://ow.ly/wYoPp —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Institution: California State University, East Bay Pre-Health Sciences Professional Certificate Program Minimum...
Dentistry Post-Baccalaureate Programs Career Changers

Dentistry Post-Baccalaureate Programs Career Changers

Career Changers:  Career changer post-bacc programs are listed below in this section.  These post-baccaluareate programs are tailored towards applicants who have not taken the pre-requisite courses for dental school as part of their undergraduate education and are looking to complete these pre-requisites in preparation for dental school.  Generally, the individuals entering these programs have a non-science background and have decided to pursue dentistry after completing college.  To learn more about which post-bacc program is the ideal fit for you, contact us today at 1(888) 839 – 9997 or info@admissionshelpers.com for a free 20 minute consultation! Institution: Mills College Postbaccalaureate Program Minimum GPA Required for Admission: 3.2 Success Rate: 75%-90% acceptance rate to medical school Standardized Test Required: SAT/ACT/GRE Application Requirements: – 3 Letters of recommendation (at least 2 from academic sources) – 2 Official transcripts – Graduate Application for Admission (included 1-2 page Statement of Purpose Essay) – Supplemental Application – $50 Application Fee – Copy of Standardized Test Score Prerequisite Courses: Calculus (One Semester) Admission Deadline: February 1st Start Date: Fall Semester Email Address: postbac@mills.edu Phone Number: 510-430-2317 Website: http://ow.ly/wJl58 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Institution: Scripps College Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program Minimum GPA Required for Admission: 3.0 Success Rate: 95% students accepted to medical school Standardized Test Required: SAT/ACT/GRE Application Requirements: – Volunteer or work experience in the medical field and/or social services is highly desirable – Copy of standardized test score – 750 word essay – Resume – Sealed official transcripts – 2 letters of recommendation – Signature and payment form – $60 Application fee Prerequisite Courses: Calculus Admission Deadline: March 1st Start Date: Late May Phone Number: 909-621-8764 Website: http://ow.ly/wJl8B...
The Medical, Dental, Pharmacy and PA School Interview

The Medical, Dental, Pharmacy and PA School Interview

For a free 20-minute consultation or to learn more about our services call us at 1-888-839-9997 or email us! The interview process The final step in the application to medical school, dental school, pharmacy school or physician assistant (PA) school is the in-person interview.  Admissions committees value grades, MCAT/DAT/PCAT/GRE scores and extracurricular activities, but they will not offer an applicant a spot before evaluating the applicant’s interpersonal skills.  As you can imagine, having good interpersonal skills is extremely important in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and the physician assistant profession where you are required to interact with patients on a regular basis, show compassion, and demonstrate empathy towards those who are sick.  Some medical schools and pharmacy school have recently adopted a new interview format to evaluate applicants known as the multiple mini interview (MMI).  To learn more about the MMI and see some sample MMI questions, please visit our entry on MMI interviews. How to prepare for your medical, dental, pharmacy or PA school interview: Preparing for your medical school interview, dental school interview, pharmacy school interview or PA school interview does not have to be as daunting as you think.  Many applicants spend time carefully memorizing answers to a laundry list of questions like “Why do you want to be a dentist?” or “What will you bring to our school as a medical student?”  But this approach could hurt you because you will sound overtly scripted and rehearsed when you present answers to these questions.  Medical school, dental school, pharmacy school and PA school admissions committees are not looking for scripted answers.  Instead they want to assess your ability...
Becoming a Competitive Applicant for Dental School Part V

Becoming a Competitive Applicant for Dental School Part V

Part V: Community Service as a Pre-Dental Student Community service is an integral part of a dental school application as it demonstrates a commitment to improving the lives of those who are less fortunate.  Community service can be virtually any experience that improves the lives of others.  Examples of community service include volunteering at a local homeless shelter, tutoring children from underserved backgrounds, and serving as a coach to children with disabilities. Here are a few important pointers about community service: Show a long-term commitment to community service: Participating in a soup kitchen three times or serving at your local homeless shelter on Thanksgiving and Christmas does not do much to bolster the community service aspect of your dental school application.  On the other hand, working at a local homeless shelter for an entire year and helping implement programs that improves the lives of the homeless population could make a difference in your application. Traveling abroad to do community service counts:  If you spend a summer in another country working as a volunteer for an organization that is trying to improve the lives and livelihoods of indigent populations in the community, this experience will be considered valuable community service and will help strengthen your application to dental school.  Students travel abroad with various organizations helping build homes, schools, clinics, etc. Use your community service to demonstrate leadership: One of the most impressive attributes of a good dental school applicant is their ability to take initiative and be a leader.  And one of the best places to show your ability to serve as a leader is in the community.  Identify...
Becoming a Competitive Applicant for Dental School Part IV

Becoming a Competitive Applicant for Dental School Part IV

Part IV: Research Experience as a Pre-Dental Student Dental schools prefer applicants with research experience.  Research could help you build a stronger application for dental school and it can help you build your skills as a critical thinker. While most pre-dental students do biomedical research, if done properly, research experience in virtually any field is looked upon favorably because the general approach to conducting research is similar across various disciplines. One way to decide which type of research you should conduct is to ask yourself what interests you most.  If you enjoy working in the laboratory, basic science research would be a great option.  If you prefer interacting with others, you may want to participate in survey-based research where you could conduct interviews with study participants.  Dental clinical research may also give you the opportunity to interact with patients who are subjects in a study. Regardless of what setting you choose; make sure you get involved in an experience where you are not just performing mundane technical tasks but you are also involved in high-level thinking and problem-solving.  It may be difficult to take on your own project if you have no previous research experience, but even if you are assisting, find a research project where you could contribute to the study design, the interpretation of data, and the write up of your research.  Dental schools will be highly impressed by your ability to think creatively, ask thoughtful research questions, and interpret your findings. The best way to ensure that you gain good research experience is to commit to research over a long period of time.  It is difficult...
Becoming a Competitive Applicant for Dental School Part III

Becoming a Competitive Applicant for Dental School Part III

Part III: Clinical Experience for Pre-dental students Gaining Clinical Experiences in Dentistry: Having clinical experience in dentistry is absolutely essential for pre-dental students. As we mentioned earlier, dental schools do not want to take their chances on someone who does not know anything about the dental profession and has not thoroughly explored the field. The more thoroughly you explore the dental profession, the stronger your application. Remember, shadowing a parent who is a dentist or having clinical exposure during high school is not sufficient clinical experience. Does Paid Clinical Experience Count? Both volunteer and paid clinical experiences add value to your dental school application. We encourage students to choose the experience that affords them the greatest opportunity to observe dental care in action and get an understanding of the dental profession. Volunteer experiences tend to be better in this regard, but some paid experiences can be valuable. If you are a paid dental assistant (DA), registered dental assistant (RDA), x-ray technician and/or dental hygienist, these experiences are considered very impressive on your application. When Should I get Involved in Clinical Experience as a Pre-dental Student? It is always wise to get involved in clinical experience early on. We recommend that you begin gaining exposure to clinical dentistry during your freshman year of college or as early as you decide that you want to be a dentist. The good news is that you only need to spend 4 hours per week shadowing, volunteering, or working in a dental setting. What matters more is how long you have been involved in the experience and how consistently you have been doing it....