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chance me for 7 year dental upenn

BuBbLeS_26BuBbLeS_26 5 replies7 postsRegistered User New Member
hello I have a 3.7 UW and a 4.1 W gpa and 1530 SAT... plenty of APs a mix of As and Bs

I also have shadowed a dentist for 60 hrs and a physician for 80 hrs, I'm also president of a club at my high school and got 4s and 5s on all my aps.

Do I have a chance to get in the Villanova -UPenn 7 year dental program or other UPenn affiliated dental program? Do I have a chance at any of the 7 or 8 year dental programs in the country??

I did not take any subject SATs yet, are those necessary even if they are not required by the school? I can take one or two more possibly.

All advice is much appreciated thanks!!!
edited July 2018
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  • CaviteeCavitee 144 replies12 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    As someone who has been practicing dentistry for 20 years my best suggestion would be to do this as inexpensively as possible. I can count on one hand the number of times someone has asked where I went to dental school or undergrad.
    You are going to do 8 years (4 undergrad and 4 dental school) with a normal track so find an inexpensive (but strong undergrad where you can maintain a high GPA) and attend an in state dental school. This way you escape with as little debt as possible.
    I went to UVa as an undergrad and did research at Bowman Gray (Wake Forest Med School) for 2 years to get residency in N.C. I then went to UNC Dental School in state ($4,000/yr !!) and graduated with no student loans. This is an enormous advantage once you start practicing.
    I also feel what you see in the dental profession now is not what you’ll see in 10 years. The landscape is changing dramatically and the ability to open your own practice and be as financially successful as 10 to 20 years ago while be more difficult.
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  • NewEngParentNewEngParent 90 replies8 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    @Cavitee great advice/insight
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  • BuBbLeS_26BuBbLeS_26 5 replies7 postsRegistered User New Member
    edited July 2018
    @Cavitee Thank you for the response, I see your point and I am still considering going to my state school, I just would love the security of knowing I would be definitely going to dental school and reduce my stress in that sense.
    edited July 2018
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  • aoeuidhtnsaoeuidhtns 419 replies3 postsRegistered User Member
    @BuBbLeS_26 Just an FYI that the 7-year program at Penn isn't an automatic entry into the dental school, even for those who go through Penn's 7-year bio-dental program, as you'll still need to go through Penn Dental admissions a second time during college.

    I'm not sure about the Villanova joint program, but there are only 2 or 3 kids in the 7-year bio-dental track at Penn each year.
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  • Seed322Seed322 11 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
    Hi, so i recently got accepted into the Muhlenburg/UPENN program, what do you think my chances are for the Lehigh/UPENN and UPENN/UPENN combined programs?
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