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How to Craft a Winning Personal Statement for Dental School Application
Above average DAT scores and GPA aren’t good enough anymore. That's why the personal statement is crucial to making your dental school application stand out from the rest. In her new book, Dr. Helen Yang (currently an endodontics resident at UIC) and collaborators offer a holistic strategy for a winning dental school application. The second half of the book focuses on crafting a truly unique personal statement that showcases your individuality.
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While 8 out 10 dentists practice general dentistry, the profession expands much farther than the general dentist. As with many areas of medicine, there are many specialized areas of training in which dental students can begin thinking about pursuing, even before applying to dental school.   
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Why do dental students choose UIC? We offer an outstanding, innovative curriculum that patient centered, problem focused, and community driven. Our community is woven by a richly diverse fabric of cultural and professional backgrounds. We're located at the heart of a world-class medical education and research complex.
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Ever wondered how small group learning (SGL) actually works? Students appreciate our curriculum because it is highly collaborative, patient-centered, and medically comprehensive in nature, including behavioral science education, evidence-based dentistry, and implant dentistry.
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Most dental schools – including UIC – use a personal interview to assess personal qualities. Interviews can be nerve-racking; however with good preparation you will feel confident going into your dental school interview. Here are some tips specific to UIC College of Dentistry’s interview process to help you be successful.
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