Laura Doherty is a sixth-year DMD/Ph.D. candidate at UConn School of Dental Medicine. As part of the combined degree program, she completed four years of doctoral research in the area of skeletal biology and regeneration, and is interested in pursuing a full-time academic career as a clinician-scientist. Outside of academics, Laura is a licensed pilot with an additional rating for seaplanes, and enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog, a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever named Murray.
Residency isn’t the only way we can shape our future careers. Post-dental school plans aren’t limited to AEGD programs, GPRs and specialties; there’s also the potential to work on developing research skills.
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