A small fish in a big pond — that’s what I felt like. Despite being so excited to attend UCLA, I couldn’t help but feel lost in a crowd of highly accomplished people and plagued by a mild case of imposter syndrome. But your college experience is what you make out of it, and I was determined to live out my undergraduate years to its fullest potential.
During my time in undergrad, my biggest obstacle was fear — fear that even if I tried hard, I still might not achieve what I wanted. For a while, this fear prevented me from giving serious thought to what I wanted to do after graduation.
As a predental, there are so many resources and organizations to help aid in your success and pathway to leadership and dental school, especially ASDA. As an ASDA member, students have access to tons of benefits and opportunities that allow them to flourish, such as leadership roles at the local, district and national levels.
With constant changes being made due to COVID-19 around the world, it may feel challenging to push through tasks such as the DAT. Cheyenne Alleyne-Young is among the many predental students who has had to study for the DAT in the midst of the pandemic.
It’s May 1. You’ve spent the past three months practicing limiting reactant problems and mastering the art of angle ranking to hopefully acquire all of your application materials just in time for the date engrained in every predent’s mind: June 16, the date the AADSAS application opens.
I am an immigrant, and I am a dental student. I was born in one country and raised in another. I’m also the first of anyone in my family to pursue a career in dentistry.
As you attend dental school interviews, there is a possibility that you could be asked a question or two that feels invasive. Being prepared with tactful strategies or responses to address such questions can help you avoid being blindsided.