I have neglected you all and I am soooo sorry!!! When some of my friends at other D-schools told me that 2nd year is waaay too busy, that was definitely an understatement. Mixing biomedical science residual courses and spending more time building clinical skill kicks your butt as far as time management goes.
I can now say that I have safely and efficiently made it out of that neck of the woods.
And have even PASSED the NBDE Part I!!!!!
Currently, my classmates and I are all on Summer Break for the next 4 weeks (started off with 5). And it’s just so surreal! Time flies when you’re living from exam to exam…performance assessment to performance assessments. ;-)
During the school year, we were required to keep a portfolio of specific clinical procedures that we had to complete. I will be sharing screen shots of these procedures and explaining them as I have done in the past.
More to come so stay tuned…
FOR REALZ THIS TIME :-D
Peace, Love, & Dentistry
IT HAS BEEN QUITE a while since I have last updated this blog.
But please charge it to my enrollment at CDMI! We have been inundated with work, exams, quizzes, and preparation for the NBDE Part I as 2nd years candidates for the Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.
I would like to update more, but unfortunately, with all that is taking place it is very tough.
I’m looking for another angle to approach the blogging situation, considering that when I begin working with real patients, I won’t have much to photograph or videotape…without the permission of my patients.
In the meantime (in between time) I will just have to update you all on my community service projects and other aspects of my life as a dental student.
Until next time,
PEACE LOVE & DENTISTRY
My deepest apologies to those of you who have diligently followed my blog with hopes of getting new news and updates of the happenings at CDMI!
MY LIFE has been beyond busy and I can’t even begin to explain how unfortunate it has been to not have been able to report to you on a regular basis, as I have done in the past.
I am getting married in 8 DAYS to the love of my life, which is really why I haven’t had the time to put together a decent blog posting. I did not want to just throw something together just for the sake of throwing something together. My “detailed’ blog postings take hours to put together, hence why I haven’t had the time. Between classes for the past two quarters, I have been wedding planning and traveling.
It is my hope that, as I have successfully completed my 1st quarter as a D2, and embark on the Fall Quarter with the FIRST year of having 2 classes on the campus of CDMI, I will have many new adventures and exciting details to post for your enjoyment and to answer questions.
So…please stay tuned! Until next time…
Peace, Love, & Dentistry
I will not get into exact numbers (for professional reasons) however, I can say that my undergraduate GPA is/was above the national average for Dental School admittance, I am an honors program graduate with an advanced degree in Chemistry (B.S.) as well as a Masters of Art in Biomedical Science (M.A.) degree recipient, my DAT scores were average, I had an overwhelming amount of extracurricular activities and community service, and the vast majority of my dental experience was completed at dental schools.
That is MY STORY! I know plenty others with a different resume who also got in…including varying degrees, level of education, careers, GPAs, DAT scores, and the like. At the end of the day, more than anything, what you bring to the table has to ultimately prove to the adcom that you are prepared for the rigorous courseload that awaits you on your road to the dental profession. Can you handle hours upon hours of studying for weekly/biweekly biomedical science exams, while maintaining consistent practice and training on your manual dexterity skills, while improving your clinical judgement and awareness?
If your application says that you can do that without detriment to your health or your overall performance as a Doctor of Dental Medicine candidate, then you are well on your way! Don’t focus on the numbers…focus on being a PACKAGE!!! :)
Going to Midwestern University CDMI was a once in a lifetime opportunity for me. I mean, how many students out there can say that they were THE FIRST class to enter and graduate from CDMI…except me and my 129 classmates! :)
My experience there has been amazing thus far. Our class is very altruistic, understanding, helpful, and present a family-like environment. Our faculty and administration are very down to earth and have our best interest at heart. Yeah…there are some bumps here and there, as the first class, but that’s to be expected. Overall, Midwestern University CDMI has exceeded my expectations, thus far, and I am beyond impressed with my experiences.
I hope that the information I have included will help you to make a decision. Whatever you choose to do, and wherever you choose to apply, remember you are a commodity….YOU just have to prove that to all the admissions committee. They will NEVER get a chance to interview or accept another YOU! Show them that you are a FULL package and that you will be MORE than a asset to their university.
May God bless you on your journey,