What if I donít get in?
Many qualified students donít make it into dental school so donít
be too despondent. So what do you do? Perhaps apply again and
improve in areas that were lacking such as DAT scores, grades,
interview, etc. If you donít get in the second time you may have
to face the music and admit that you canít cut the mustard. As an
alternative you might consider the following:
- MBA/JD - combined with a science background you can do patent law, business development, investing, etc., all in a science atmosphere (biotech company). Law schools and MBA schools continue to admit tons of students.
- Optometry (less glamorous but it pays the bills)
- Pharmaceutical sales representative (quite lucrative)
- Research Associate (at a biotech company) and NOT at a University (low pay)