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Advice Dental School Tips

Introducing the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Page

graduating-toothHello everybody! I have finally finished putting together a list of frequently asked questions that I get on this website! You can see this new list by clicking the “FAQs” link at the top of any page on the website. As time goes on, I plan to add new questions and answers as well as refine old answers based on new information I learn.

I will be applying this upcoming cycle in hopes of getting into one of my dream schools (UCSF or UCLA). Congratulations to all my friends who have been accepted in dental school over the past few week! It is exciting watching my network of friends spread across so many schools!

In the process of applying, I expect to learn a lot more tips and recommendations as I go through this process of getting all my requirements ready. Currently, I am working on ironing out letters of recommendation. In the past few weeks, I have learned a lot about letters of recommendation and I plan to write an amendment article to All You Need to Know about Letters of Recommendations based on my personal experiences. I hope to have this article published by the end of February so that the information would still be relevant to those who are gathering letters of recommendation for the next AADSAS application opening on June 1st.

I still plan to begin a new segment geared towards high school students! There are many things I wish I could have told myself in high school that would put me in a better position now for dental school. If you know anybody who is still in high school and even just CONSIDERING a future in dentistry, please share this website with them and have them contact me on the Ask Elias page if they have any specific questions.

As of now, back to studying. Midterms are coming up quick! Keep fighting towards your dreams!

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U.S. News Rates Dentist as the #1 Best Profession of 2013

You guys are in the right place! Dentistry was crowned as the best job of the year by U.S. News. The list is based on the Labor Department’s predictions of the occupations with the highest hiring demand from now until 2020; selections take into account employment growth as well as median salary, estimated stress level, and work-life balance.

U.S. News has put together a wonderful resource analyzing dentistry’s future. This page includes in-depth salary analysis, a summary of what is needed to succeed as a dentist, as well as, advice from dentists.

As the article mentioned, it is ideal to begin working towards dental school starting in high school. This is one of the reasons why the next few articles will be directed towards high school students who are interested in dentistry.

Happy Holidays! Dental Holidays

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Advice Dental School Tips

First Round of Acceptances are Out!

Congrats to everybody who was accepted in this first round! Those accepted get calls today congratulating them and they should find their status updated on AADSAS shortly, if not already.

Now you can relax and no longer stress about if you will ever be a dentist! (Lucky for you!)

Here are a few reminders now that you are in:

  •  Maintain your grades! Don’t let senioritis kick in fully! Yes, you don’t have to get “A”‘s anymore, but they are still recommended if you want to keep that GPA up for graduation. You won’t be kicked out of dental school for receiving “B’s”.
  • Complete the classes you told the AADSAS application you were planning on taking. Your acceptance can be revoked if you do not complete those classes as your decision factored in your upcoming workload.

Meet your class mates! Visit The Student Doctor Network forms threads for school specific acceptances!

 

Kick back, relax, and enjoy your senior year! You earned it! If you would like, let me know where you got in using Ask Elias!