Student Affairs and Diversity
Student Affairs and Diversity
As a high school student, you may be wondering what you can do to prepare for a career in dentistry. It is never too early to start planning for your future career!
As you begin your career exploration journey, here are some tips that we recommend.
Start building a good academic foundation
In high school, take classes that prepare you for
Have you ever thought about why hand skills are so important in dentistry?
In order to perform dental procedures, a dentist must be able to work with precision on an extremely small scale. This requires exceptional hand-eye coordination to ensure the safety of patients and proficiency in the use of many different instruments.
These skills are even tested before students enter dental school. The
Simulation plays a big part in the dental training curriculum at UIC College of Dentistry. The college employs a wide variety of teaching methodologies and tools including patient models, peer-to-peer training, digital workflows and health information training, as well as team based problem solving. Much of this is enhanced through the use of simulation.
Our simulation environments
Since 2012, students from the Guanghua School of Stomatology, Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) in Guangzhou city, Canton Province, China, visit the College of Dentistry as part of an extramural rotation program.
“Our students and faculty had the opportunity to meet dental students from a foreign country with a different culture and dental education system,” said
Now that you have chosen to become a licensed dentist in the United States, it’s important that you prepare a competitive application. US dental schools are extremely demanding academically, and the applicant pool is more competitive than ever. So, it is never too early to start preparing.
Consider the facts:
The UIC Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) Advanced Standing Program is designed for graduates of a recognized foreign dental school who want to practice dentistry in the United States.
The program consists of a condensed 30 month schedule of coursework and clinical experience to deliver
There has never been a better time to be a dentist in the United States. And, with this comes increasing opportunities for foreign trained dentists to earn a license to practice in the US.
There are many reasons for this.
Have you put some thought into how you will write your personal statement for application? How will you stand out among the hundreds of other applicants?
With over 11,000 potential candidates applying annually to US dental schools, competition has
The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry’s Hispanic Student Dental Association (HSDA) chapter hosted the Hispanic Dental Association (HDA) Student Regional Conference on Sept. 8.
“We gathered over 70 dental students from all over the nation including Boston, Los Angeles and even Puerto Rico,” said HSDA’s Veronica Ramirez, a dental student.
The conference theme was innovations in