Technology enhances our ability to study by improving the way we interact with peers and share information. Using these apps to help make studying more efficient and organized, as well as to collaborate with my classmates, has helped my exam preparation and changed the way I study the challenging material in dental school.
Before he became Dr. Cohen, Yermie went from MIT where exams were open-book, to medical school at UCLA, where the number of scientific terms to learn was like a daily avalanche. Existing study aids were either outrageously expensive, or too simplistic for higher education. Instead of spending an arm and a leg on test prep, Yermie called upon his MIT network to build a tool that made memorizing easy. A year later, and a third of all medical students in the U.S. were using Memorang to conquer their exams.
Remember studying for the SAT’s? Or maybe you don’t because you didn’t need to. Now we’re older and smarter, and have made the decision to pursue dentistry as a career. With that though comes its own set of preparation, most notably the Dental Admission Test (DAT). This past summer, I prepped and took the DAT. This exam is certainly no SAT, and anyone who’s set on taking it has to prepare. In my preparations for the DAT, I acquired some helpful strategies and tips that I have compiled into five simple steps to help you succeed on the DAT.
Dental student life is full of stress with study and clinical work. Every time midterms or finals come, most of my classmates pound down coffee to avoid falling asleep on a textbook. Do you ever think about the cup of tea as a companion to your study? Or perhaps you’re a recovering coffee addict who has now turned to the soothing varieties of tea to get a decent caffeine fix without the jitters.
Tea is an essential beverage of sorts. It is a jolting liquid that staves away fatigue, headaches and lack of motivation. Not only does tea have health benefits, it also has fluoride and contains tannic that may keep plaque at bay. Here is a background on teas and the various types you can explore the next time you find yourself wanting a refreshing drink.