Job shadowing can be one of the best ways to pave a clear path to success after graduation. Firsthand experience with a variety of practice environments and the day-to-day responsibilities of real-world dentistry is invaluable for career planning. When we want to make a significant purchase, such as a new car, we test drive it first to ensure it’s a good fit. Why wouldn’t we treat something as important as our career the same way?
The transition from dental student to practicing dentist can be challenging for many. It can take time to gain confidence, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with ramping your speed and improving your clinical skills. The PDS® Dentist-in-Training™ (DIT™) program helps accelerate the learning curve and navigate a clear path to success.
The primary goal of just about every dental student is to land a great job or residency after graduation. But for many, the busy and stressful schedule of completing school requirements and passing board exams leaves little time for much else. However, just like completing dental school, landing a great job as a dentist doesn’t just happen with luck.
Interviewing can be one of the most nerve-racking experiences for job seekers. First impressions are everything and achieving a successful interview takes intentional preparation. The best way to prepare for an interview is to think through answers to the most frequently asked questions and practice ahead of time. This will help you appear positive, polished and genuine.
Preparing for a successful career in dentistry requires intentionality. Those dentists who want to accelerate their path to success are proactive and take the interview process seriously. To help navigate these challenging waters, we’ve identified the top five tips to start planning for your dream job.