Many freshmen students are confuse of whether they are going to proceed to medicine or take up dentistry. These two courses oftentimes are the choice of students who wanted to take up medical courses. If you are planning to take up dentistry, you must have a background in biology, chemistry or biochemistry. These subjects are the strong foundation for those who wanted to enroll in medical schools.
Entering a medical school is not easy. It requires an above average and excellent students to pass the entrance exam given to students. Dental Admission Test (DAT) and Medical College Aptitude Test (MCAT). In order to qualify for admission in college of dentistry you must complete all the requirements needed.
- The entire courses requires all life science majors
- You must successfully accomplish an undergraduate degree from any US institution.
- An experience in medical, dental and laboratory is a must.
- You must have past the MCAT or DAT with flying colors
- You must posses an attitude that is committed to serve other people
- You must be excellent in communication skills
- You must be good in verbal reasoning and writing skills
- Manual deftness for dental school
Once you were qualified to enter to college of dentistry, a rigid study and training pertaining sciences is something that must have to tackle. The Dental externship offered to students who plan to take further studies in periodontics. This is available to all dental students in every dental school in US. Externship usually last for 2 weeks or even months depending on the required number of hours needed in school you enroll. This kind of training is to expose dental students to more advance study.
To become a dentist is a rewarding profession simply because, you will be serving people. Regarding to employment, you may opt to public or private services. Public services refer to employment in government as a school, rural, city dentist or you may employ in government hospitals.
A private practice refers to having your own dental clinic and your income will depend on how you treat your patients. If you are good and most of your patients are happy and contented with your work you will get a lot of patients everyday. Any of these two options, there is only one thing in common “service to the people”.
To learn more about how it feels to be a dental student you can browse a A Dental School Student Blog, where Ben, a student at Temple University School of Dentistry located in Philadelphia, is blogging about all aspects of learning in dental school.