Dental Admissions Test * DAT scores are our best indicatorsfor performance in 1st Year • 20/21 is a competitive score: • Academic Average • Perceptual Ability • Reading Comprehension • Quantitative Reasoning • Total Science • Biology • General Chemistry • Organic Chemistry
Grade Point Averages Total: 3.44 Science: 3.38
Recommended Coursework Upper Division Courses w/ Lab: • Human Anatomy • Physiology • Biochemistry • Histology • Microbiology
Transcripts • Firm foundation: pre-dental sciences • Strongly recommended: upper-division science courses • Demonstrated ability: full-time science curriculum over consecutive terms • Carefully reviewed: last few years of instruction
Interview Selection Factors Coursework Dental Experience Academic Non-Academic Extra-Curricular / Leadership DATs Course load sufficiency LORs / Essay Manual Dexterity GPA
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Interview Day Mondays & Thursdays
Communication Skills • Ability to interact well with others • Effective communicator • Good listener • Ability to establish relationships of trust and confidence with patients • Patient Management • Performance in Clinic • Leader strong team player • Maturity
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