Tips and advice from students and admissions to help you prepare for dental school
How High School Students Can Prepare for Dental School Now
As a high school student, you may be wondering what you can do to prepare for a career in dentistry. From taking the right science classes to volunteering and working on handskills, there are many things that you can do right now to prepare for dental school.
How to Practice Hand Skills Before Dental School
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. Here are some ways to practice hand skills before dental school.
Simulation Training for Dental Students
As leaders in health care delivery, translational research and education across multiple diverse disciplines, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry and UI Health are committed to training the health care leaders of the future. A key element in our curriculum is training using medical simulation techniques.
UIC Dental Student Podcasting His Way Through Dental School
In his new dental school podcast "Extracting Wisdom", Brandon Evert hopes his podcast will foster an enthusiastic community of future dentists that is going to rock the world of dentistry! Extracting Wisdom brings together a range of helpful topics organized into bite-sized episodes that no future dental student should go without.
Preparing a Competitive Application for the Advanced Standing Foreign Trained Dentist Program
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. Here are some tips from our admissions team to prepare a competitive application.
Roadmap to US Dental School for Foreign Trained Dentists
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. Here are the general steps that foreign trained dentists should follow to obtain a license to practice as a general dentist in the US.
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.
Interested in Becoming a Dental Specialist? Check Out Our Post-Graduate Residency Programs
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.
Why Dental Students Choose UIC
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.