Why do you want to be a dentist?
I first developed an interest in dentistry during my high school career fair. My sister is a physician and I knew I wanted to pursue a career in healthcare, because I was always fascinated by her descriptions of her day at work. I was uncertain about which field of medicine I wanted to pursue until I spoke with a very articulate, personable dentist presenter at the fair. He explained how dentistry incorporates an eye for detail and the desire to help others. He described his profession as one where being amiable goes a long way. Now, I was intrigued. I became very curious about the idea of becoming a dentist. I eagerly accepted Dr. E’s offer to shadow him in his office. That experience became the linchpin for my quest to become a dentist. My college journey began with a resolve to make it to and through dental school. Along this road, I have immersed myself in the majority of pre-dental opportunities available to me on and off campus, weekends or weekdays, during college breaks and summers. I learned more and more about the profession by reading articles about the field, asking questions of anyone in or affiliated with dentistry, and also by paying careful attention when I personally had a dental visit. Over the course of my undergraduate career, these experiences have strongly bolstered and solidified my desire to become a dentist.
What are you most nervous about for dental school?
I am very excited to hopefully venture on to dental school, following graduation. Realistically however, I am most concerned with being able to adapt my study skills from undergraduate to the rigorous workload I expect to encounter in dental school
Why do you think you’ll make a good dentist?
I believe my character traits of commitment, personable nature, eye for detail, and innovative thinking will make me a very professional, skillful dentist. These qualities along with my genuine interest in the profession, and my curiosity for learning new technology in the field round out what I believe to be the definition of a good dentist.
Share one thing on your bucket list:
I want to learn how to DJ.