Getting into Dental School
What do dental schools look for? <ul><li>DAT Score </li></ul><ul><li>GPA </li></ul><ul><li>Courses (varies slightly per sc...
Required Courses <ul><li>90 Semester Hours (B.A. or B.S. degree is not required)  </li></ul><ul><li>Science Courses: </li>...
DAT <ul><li>Biology </li></ul><ul><li>General Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Organic Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Comp...
DAT <ul><li>What classes should I take before attempting the DAT?  AS MANY AS YOU CAN! </li></ul><ul><li>Some subsections:...
How do I apply? <ul><li>UCF’s Pre-Health Professions Advisement office </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.bmsc.ucf.edu/ph/in...
Transcripts <ul><li>PHPAO packet </li></ul><ul><li>AADSAS </li></ul><ul><li>Yourself? </li></ul>Letters of recommendation ...
Overall Process <ul><li>PHPAO packet </li></ul><ul><li>AADSAS </li></ul><ul><li>Secodaries </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews </...
Submit applications EARLY!!!! <ul><li>Preference is given to early applicants </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t wait, submit aadsas ...
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Getting into Dental School What do dental schools look for?

  1. 1. Getting into Dental School
  2. 2. What do dental schools look for? <ul><li>DAT Score </li></ul><ul><li>GPA </li></ul><ul><li>Courses (varies slightly per school) </li></ul><ul><li>Degree </li></ul><ul><li>Semester hours </li></ul><ul><li>Extracurricular activities </li></ul><ul><li>Shadowing/research/experience </li></ul>
  3. 3. Required Courses <ul><li>90 Semester Hours (B.A. or B.S. degree is not required) </li></ul><ul><li>Science Courses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biological Sciences with Laboratory – 8-12 Sem. Hrs. Should include Zoology or Animal Biology (minimum 2 semesters), Genetics, Microbiology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemistry with Laboratory – 16-24 Sem. Hrs. [General and Organic] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physics with Laboratory – 8 Sem. Hrs. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Non-Science: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>English/Communication Skills - 6 Sem. Hrs. [1 year] Mathematics- 6-8 Sem. Hrs. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Anatomy, Biochemistry, Embryology, Histology, Microbiology, and Physiology are highly recommended </li></ul>
  4. 4. DAT <ul><li>Biology </li></ul><ul><li>General Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Organic Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Quantitative Reasoning </li></ul><ul><li>Perceptual Ability </li></ul><ul><li>Scoring: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>0-30 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average is ~15 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>19 or above is very competitive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some schools (UF) requires at least 15 in each section </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. DAT <ul><li>What classes should I take before attempting the DAT? AS MANY AS YOU CAN! </li></ul><ul><li>Some subsections: embryology, genetics, molecular biology, immunology, endocrinology, neuroscience, cellular respiration, nutrition, ecology, classification, stoichiometry, electronic structure, bonding, phases/phase changes, colligative properties, acids and bases, equilibrium, kinetics, nuclear reactions, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nomenclature, molecular structure, synthesis reactions, oxygen and nitrogen compounds, biochemistry, algebra, geometry, word problems, trigonometry, and many more………… </li></ul>
  6. 6. How do I apply? <ul><li>UCF’s Pre-Health Professions Advisement office </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.bmsc.ucf.edu/ph/index.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-Application Materials Packet (available for download 2/15/05) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AADSAS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Applies to 54 schools nationwide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://aadsas.adea.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Available mid-May 2005 (for 2006 entering class) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Transcripts <ul><li>PHPAO packet </li></ul><ul><li>AADSAS </li></ul><ul><li>Yourself? </li></ul>Letters of recommendation <ul><li>3 science </li></ul><ul><li>2 non-science </li></ul><ul><li>2 character </li></ul>
  8. 8. Overall Process <ul><li>PHPAO packet </li></ul><ul><li>AADSAS </li></ul><ul><li>Secodaries </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Acceptance! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>After December 1st </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Submit applications EARLY!!!! <ul><li>Preference is given to early applicants </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t wait, submit aadsas as soon as it is available! </li></ul>GOOD LUCK!

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