Dentistry Post-Baccalaureate Programs Career Changers

Dentistry Post-Baccalaureate Programs Career Changers

Look No Further. Get Started Today. Call: 888-839-9997 e-mail: info@admissionshelpers.com 20 Minutes Free Consultation Career Changers:  these post-baccalaureate 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. Career changer post-bacc programs are listed below in this section.  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 ProgramMinimum GPA Required for Admission: 3.2Success Rate: 75%-90% acceptance rate to medical schoolStandardized Test Required: SAT/ACT/GREApplication 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 ScorePrerequisite Courses: Calculus (One Semester)Admission Deadline: February 1stStart Date: Fall SemesterEmail Address: postbac@mills.eduPhone Number: 510-430-2317Website: https://goo.gl/cvdHnn——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————Institution: Scripps College Post-Baccalaureate Premedical ProgramMinimum GPA Required for Admission: 3.0Success Rate: 95% students accepted to medical schoolStandardized Test Required: SAT/ACT/GREApplication 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 feePrerequisite Courses: CalculusAdmission Deadline: March 1stStart Date: Late MayPhone Number: 909-621-8764Website: https://goo.gl/kcGsfU——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————Institution: UC Berkeley Extension Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Certificate ProgramMinimum GPA Required for Admission: 3.0Success Rate: 95%Standardized Test Required: No test requiredApplication Requirements:– The online registration form– Official and...
The Medical, Dental, Pharmacy and PA School Interview

The Medical, Dental, Pharmacy and PA School Interview

Look No Further. Get Started Today. Call: 888-839-9997 e-mail: info@admissionshelpers.com 20 Minutes Free Consultation 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...
The Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)

The Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)

Look No Further. Get Started Today. Call: 888-839-9997 e-mail: info@admissionshelpers.com 20 Minutes Free Consultation For a free 20-minute consultation or to learn more about our services call us at 1-888-839-9997 or email us! The multiple mini interview (MMI) In the last several years a growing number of medical schools and some pharmacy schools have started to employ the multiple mini interview format to assess applicants.  Some schools believe the MMI is a better predictor of a candidate’s performance in medical school and pharmacy school.  Some research suggests that the MMI predicts a candidate’s clinical competency, professionalism, and communication skills more accurately than the traditional interview format. What is the multiple mini interview (MMI)? The MMI is an interview format that utilizes several short independent timed assessments by different interviewers to evaluate a candidate’s interpersonal and professional skills.  It was developed by the Michael DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University in Canada.  The scenarios presented at each stations assess your ability to think quickly when presented with a scenario, organize your thoughts, and effectively communicate your ideas.  The MMI also seeks to ascertain whether or not you have put thought into issues that are clinically important. What is the format of the MMI? The MMI is comprised of a series of timed interview stations that each last about 8 minutes.  Each station presents a clinical or ethical situation or a scenario that requires the candidate to employ problem-solving and critical thinking skills.  There is an interviewer at each station who evaluates the candidate.  The candidate rotates from one station to the next, but the interviewer stays at the same...
Profile of Successful Pre-Medical Students

Profile of Successful Pre-Medical Students

Get Started Today Call: 888-839-9997 e-mail: info@admissionshelpers.com 20 Minutes Free Consultation   Getting into medical school has become quite competitive.  Applicants often wonder whether their grades, MCAT scores, and activities are on par with those who have recently been accepted to medical school.  In this entry, we share some success stories of pre-medical students who were accepted to medical school. Student 1:Names of Medical Schools Where You Received Interviews: UCLA, UCSD, UCSF, UCI, UC Davis, USC, Stanford, Univ. of Arizona – Phoenix, Univ. of Arizona – Tucson, Harvard, Boston Univ., Yale, Northwestern, Mount Sinai, Columbia, Georgetown, SUNY Downstate, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Case Western Reserve UniversityNames of Medical Schools Where You Received Acceptances:  UCSD, USC, UCI, Boston Univ., GeorgetownUndergraduate GPA: 4.0 (math& science), 3.992 (total)MCAT Score(s): PS:  14   VR: 8   BS:  12Undergraduate Major:  PsychobiologyTiming of Application: Early (June)National Ranking of College Attended: Top 25Did you take time off between college and medical school?  NoDid you apply as a disadvantaged applicant: NoType of Clinical Experience:• Hospital Volunteer – Helping identify patients, assisting in enrolling patients into clinical trials• International Experience – Traveled with a medical team to Mexico to help provide basic medical care to local villagers for 2 weeksDuration of Clinical Experience: More than 2 yearsType of Research Experience: Basic Science Laboratory ResearchDuration of Research: More than 2 yearsNumber of Research Publications Cited in Pubmed: 1Extracurricular experiences and the position held:• Coordinator of undergraduate research team• VP of undergraduate chapter of community health organization• Co-founder of organization that provides music therapy for children with autism• Volunteer for organization that helps homeless individuals receive their GED___________________________________________________________________________Student 2:Names of Medical...
Becoming a Competitive Applicant for Dental School Part V

Becoming a Competitive Applicant for Dental School Part V

Need step by step advice on how to make yourself a more competitive candidate for dental school? Look no further! Click Here Now Look No Further. Get Started Today. Call: 888-839-9997 e-mail: info@admissionshelpers.com 20 Minutes Free Consultation 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...