Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Practical Exams - Post #3

At Duggan Dental Studies we are particularly interested in helping dentists gain the level of skill and understanding of dental preparations that is required to give a stand-out performance at any practical examination. Make no mistake about it, as opposed to board examinations, these dental school admissions exams are competitive, and hotly competitive. Within our field we are working toward the equivalent of a 400 meter race. How do you stack up against the competition? Are you doing what it takes to do better than most of the other applicants?

Who are the schools comparing you to? How will you look in comparison to the third year traditional students? What does the average applicant know and what can they do? What will the exam be like? What preps do I need to know? These are all questions that we hear all the time and we can discuss most of these issues in this posting, but also this is a great place to share information you have gathered about various schools and what you observed there.

Feel free to provide any information you have or ask any questions you want. If I don't have the answer readily at my fingertips, I can probably find out, or another viewer may have the answer. Let's share whatever we know and I will make sure that the information gets passed on to the benefit of all.

Having said that these examinations are competitive, I will also say that any dedicated group of people working together can elevate their level of work considerably above the crowd - sometimes my students comprise a large proportion of an entering class at various schools because they tend to all know what they are doing and do well. There are always benefits to working together and not trying to "fly alone" - if you went through the interview process last year and "fell out of the sky", now may be the time to try something different!

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