Exams, practicals, pop quizzes, no sleep, no patients…Need I go on? If you’re anything like me when I was a student, that question resonates…big time!
Here’s the skinny…and sadly, it’s only seen in the rear view mirror. In private practice…in life, challenges change; butterflies in your stomach stay the same. So how do you win in dental school?
Reinvent the wheel…or copy genius?
The number one concern for many students deciding whether to pursue a career in dentistry is often finding the means to pay for it. For many, student loans provide the majority of funds used to pay for dental school; however, student loans come at a high (interest) price. Scholarships can be a great way to HELP subsidize part of the burden that is dental school tuition. For those just thinking about their paths to dental school, here are some options that are available…
Albert Einstein once said, “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” Serving your community can be one of the most rewarding experiences that you have throughout your journey of becoming a dentist. Finding volunteer opportunities that contribute to your community and fulfill your interests is an important part of shaping yourself as a dental school applicant. As an active volunteer, I have found these pieces of advice to be most valuable when deciding how to get involved in the community.
I remember it perfectly, sitting down to fill out the application for the Dental Admissions Test and then… WHAT? I have to know which schools I want my scores sent to?! I knew this was something that I would have to figure out, but didn’t expect it to come so soon. I needed to have an idea of which schools I could see myself spending four years at, but how was I going to do this?
Ever have the same thought? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. You don’t need to know exactly where you want to end up, but it is good to learn about different schools to determine if you are interested in applying. Here are three ways to get started with this decision-making process…
So you’ve made up your mind that you want to be a dentist. Or you think you might want to be a dentist, but need to find out more about what that really entails. Where do you go to find answers to all these burning questions? Fortunately, the ASDA website contains a comprehensive collection of predental related material to help keep predental members well informed and on track to pursuing dentistry. While there are a myriad of resources that are all extremely helpful, the following resources are seven of ASDA’s most valuable ones (in my opinion, anyway.)