Anxious and Worried About Your Odds of Getting into Dental School? My Admissions Consulting Program Takes the Stress Out of Applying to Dental School
Thanks for taking the time to read this message. I sincerely feel that if you are willing to put in the effort, you can absolutely get accepted to dental school and become a dentist.
I feel so strongly about this that I have dedicated over 20 years to making this come true for students like you.
I Can Help!
My Story - My Admissions Background and Experience
My name is Don Osborne. I am the founder of INQUARTA, the leading dental school admissions advising program in the country. I have been coaching dental school applicants since 1994 and have worked with over 10,000 students since then.
I have written three books on dental school admissions (here's one at amazon.com), as well as a book on MBA school admissions and one about how to get a great letter of recommendation.
I first became involved in dental school admissions as an instructor for The Princeton Review. I went on to become an Instructor trainer, then a private admissions coach. I've also created dozens of online courses to give applicants an affordable alternative to private coaching.
My Full-Service Admissions Coaching Program
I have a private admissions coaching service that is limited to 5 students each year.
I re-engineered the entire admissions process to give students in my coaching program every single advantage possible in the admissions process, from the very early stages all the way to the last acceptance letter. This system turns the whole admissions process on its head, exploiting every step along the way so that you can be assured that you have done everything possible to make yourself the strongest, most compelling, most attractive applicant possible.
Over 10,000 clients have used my system to eliminate the worries and nagging doubts that plague pre-meds. You will learn how to experience greater confidence, commitment and clarity about who you need to be and what you need to do to truly stand out to med schools. My program will make med schools really want to read your application, invite you to an interview and then offer you early admission!
My admissions advising program is specifically designed to help applicants figure out how to make themselves far stronger candidates than is possible otherwise.
You will receive the kind of direct, to-the-point coaching and mentoring that has worked for thousands of students. We are a group of committed experts who work hard to get you every possible admissions advantage. We know the in’s and out’s of every step of the dental school admissions process, and I have tested and experimented until I discovered exactly how to gain an advantage at each turn.
For Parents - You are an Important Part of The Process
As the parent of an aspiring dentist, you should be proud. Your child is smart, hardworking, ambitious, and capable and as each year passes your son or daughter becoming more and more independent. It’s at this crucial juncture that they may need your support the most.
Getting accepted to dental school is a long and complicated process, especially if your child is a full-time student. The stakes are high — their future is dramatically affected by acceptance or rejection, so the whole process might feel like one big emotional struggle.
I’ve been there too — I struggled to achieve my own career dreams, and now I have dedicated myself to helping students like your child to discover how to navigate the admissions process and improve their chances of acceptance.
I’m here to help — both you, and your son or daughther. The services I offer give you the information and structure you and your son or daughter needs to move through the process with success and ease.
If you'd like to talk more about your child's unique situation, schedule a meeting with me or enroll below.
My Services: What I Do For You When You’re My Client
When you're my client, I'll start by giving you an assessment that evaluates your strengths and weaknesses as an applicant. After that, I'll give you an action plan that maximizes your competitive edge and puts you on the right path to apply on time. The next step is to identify your motivation to dentistry -- the unique reason why you want to become a dentist. Following that, we'll work on your personal statement, letters of recommendation, school selection, resume, secondary applications, and finally interview prep.
All along, I'll follow up and follow through so you're constantly reassured that you're doing what you need to do.
Maximize Your Competitive Edge
I’ll help you find your true competitive edge and help you communicate it throughout the application in the most effective way possible. You need to know yourself, especially what makes you different as an applicant compared to all the others. If you don’t know what makes you different, you are hard-pressed to answer tough-minded essay and interview questions.
Leverage Your Experiences
There are specific experiences that med schools consistently prefer. These are experiences you want to confirm you have, or obtain, before you apply. I’ll help you to identify where you’re strong, where you’re weak, and how you can improve quickly.
Personal Statement - Brainstorm and Edit
I will personally walk you through every step of the creation of your personal statement. The result will be your original work, fully exploring and describing your strengths … Your original answer to “Why do you want to be a dentist?” will show why you are a highly motivated candidate for dental school.
Letters of Recommendation
You may already have recommenders picked out, but how do you manage the confidentiality requirements that dental schools require? Did you know that different med schools want different kinds of recommenders? Not all schools operate the same way. I’ll help you earn powerful letters and avoid the last-minute race.
Smarter School Selection
Which schools should you apply to? Which ones are the “right fit” for your specific circumstances? I often save students hundreds, even thousands, of dollars in application and travel fees by pointing them in the right direction.
The individual description for every one of your experiences is an added opportunity to help you stand out as an applicant. What you say here will make a subtle and important difference to help you shine against other applicants. I will help you shape and hone your resume into a persuasive powerhouse.
Secondary Essay Brainstorm and Review
Finding your authentic voice can be a tough challenge when you are writing your personal statement. When it comes times for the secondaries, you will be writing over 75 pages of essay content. My editor will help you stay focused and consistent all the way through your applications.
Complete Interview Preparation
One of the most important 30-minute conversations of your life. In my program, you will be more prepared for the interview than any 30-minute mock interview will get you, because I won’t be doing a mock interview with you – I will be evaluating your interview skills and coaching you to maximize your credibility, your connection to your interviewer and your authenticity as an applicant.
GPA and DAT Score
What you can do about these? Does it really make a difference which college you attend or which major you declare? The answer will surprise you … it’s not “Yes” and it’s not “No.”
Follow up and Follow Through
You will continue to press your advantage with the right kind of follow up. Know what to send and when to send it after you have completed your interview; show med schools that you are committed to dentistry.
What Makes My Program Different?
- An Evidence-Based Approach to Advising
I use data collected from more than 20 years of admissions cycles to guide the strategies we'll use to improve your chances of acceptance. There's no guesswork involved in what we'll do - Be assured that what I've done has worked for applicants in the past and has high probability of working again for you.
- Personal Touch - I Work With Only Five Students Yearly
By limiting my program to a maximum of five students each year, I can give you the attention and care you need to overcome any obstacle and perfect each and every component of your candidacy.
- Live Review and Feedback
I read and critique your essays live on the phone or Skype to simulate how a real admissions official reacts to your applications, essays, and interviews.
- I Focus on Your Story, Your Journey, Your Future Career
The things that are unique to you are what dental schools want to see in your application. When you're my client, you and I will discover how your journey and your motivation to dentistry can make stop, listen carefully, and think, "I want this student in my dental school." My focus is your authentic and original motivation to dentistry, and you will learn how to convey that motive powerfully and persuasively – in your primary application, through your recommenders, in your secondary essays and – most important – in the interview.
How to Enroll in One-on-One Coaching
Enrollment in the program begins with a no-charge admissions consultation. Schedule a 15-minute consultation and let’s talk about your unique circumstance and how my program can help.
You can either pay a one-time payment or sign up for a payment plan.
Primary Application Review + Personal Statement Editing
- Primary Application Review
- Personal Statement Editing
- Resume Review
- School Selection
- Ongoing Consultation for one Admissions Cycle
Comprehensive One-on-One Coaching
- Primary Application Review
- Personal Statement Editing
- Resume Review
- School Selection
- Secondary Application Editing
- Interview Preparation
- Ongoing Consultation
- Two-Year Guarantee: If you don't get in the first year, I work with you a second year for free
Comprehensive Coaching Program - My Guarantee to You
I am so confident in my Comprehensive One-on-One Program that if you are not accepted to dental school the first time, I will work with you again a second year for free. I have helped over 10,000 students apply to and get accepted to dental schools and I am committed to your success, too.
I understand that these prices may be out of reach for some
The program described on this page is intended only for applicants who really want private, one-on-one guidance, coaching and high-level access to their coach.
For alternative solutions to your admissions problems, consider my online courses:
- How to Write Your Dental School Personal Statement - Sample personal statements and 8 how-to videos that show you how to write a better personal statement.
- The Dental School Admissions Blueprint - An admissions strategy course that helps you navigate each step of the process.
If you’d like to learn more about my consulting program, I encourage you to schedule a chat with me. I am always willing to talk with you — especially if you’re a parent of an applicant — about your concerns.
Sincerely and with respect,
Don Osborne, President
PS: My promise – and my personal commitment to you – is to give you not just one or two ways to gain an incremental advantage, but an entire re-engineering of the admissions process. My method has worked for thousands of other students and I believe my system will also work for you.
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