Major at SMCM: Biology
Year of graduation from SMCM: 2010
Year of entrance to professional school: 2010
Professional school: University of Maryland Baltimore Dental
Professional Field: Dentistry
-Helped me with my public speaking
-Gave me the opportunity to participate in research, write a research paper, and get my abstract published
-Helped me with the application process
-Prepared me well for 1st year dental classes
The SMP gave me a edge up on the competition. I did my research at the University of Maryland dental school and became familiarized with many of the faculty and staff. It really helped me stand out in the application the fact that I had done 8 credit hours of research and become familiar with the school (many schools like applicants that do research). Yes, I think St. Marys did a good job of preparing me for dental school. I recognized most the information that was taught the first year of dental school from undergrad. The only difference is the testing. Dental school has mostly all multiple choice exams while a lot of St Mary test are written.
- They were helpful in getting me letters of recommendation (sometimes you just have to keep reminding them though)
- They were helpful in preparing me for my interview
If you have the opportunity to work or do research with one of the schools on your list, definitely take advantage of it. It is always nice to be able to get a letter of recommendation from someone in the school you are applying to.