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    What's the best way to get into Dentistry or a similar profession?

    Currently I'm studying Chemistry/Biology/Physics/ICT (Intending to drop ICT after AS) , I have some work experience lined up.

    What else can I do to increase my chances of being accepted by a University?
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    (Original post by john171)
    What's the best way to get into Dentistry or a similar profession?

    Currently I'm studying Chemistry/Biology/Physics/ICT (Intending to drop ICT after AS) , I have some work experience lined up.

    What else can I do to increase my chances of being accepted by a University?
    Im assuming your experience is in dentistry and if it is, truly not much short of somehow getting a job as a dentist. Just concentrate on getting the grades, that’s the biggest hurdle in the way of getting into university.
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    (Original post by john171)
    What's the best way to get into Dentistry or a similar profession?

    Currently I'm studying Chemistry/Biology/Physics/ICT (Intending to drop ICT after AS) , I have some work experience lined up.

    What else can I do to increase my chances of being accepted by a University?

    Hi John,
    Iv just been through the whole UCAS process and have emerged victorious at the end-thankfully!BE WARNED-it will be the most stressful experience of your life!!The basic reason I even got an offer from any uni was not really down to my academic ability (as its pretty poor). I firstly did the TOTAL wrong subjects at AS and A level (The only science I did was boiogy) and I applied mainly for pre dental courses but I ended up with 2 offers for 1st year entry. I had 2weeks work experience with a GDP and 3 days with an orthadontist on my personnel statement. I know Newcastle will flat out reject you if you don't have at least 2weeks work experience. For your interviews, make sure and know the answer to basically any question that could crop up and basically be yourself!! Spend a rite bita time on your personal statement (its really worth it) Where are you planning to apply to?
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    Try doing diff types of work experience - for example with a general dentist, a dental hospital (going to the labs too), a community dentist (the schools thing) - bit of variation, you will probs look a bit out of the ordinary for doing a lot of work expo.

    As a general rule, I should imagine lots of extra-curricular stuff should help you - eg. music, sport, drama, voluntary work - shows you're well-rounded and would play an active role in university life! But obv. getting the grades should come first.
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    Thanks rasta and kimbo :P

    I'm committed to plently of extra-curricular stuff at the moment
    I'm not quite sure which courses to take if I go down the dentisry road. Any suggestions?
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    (Original post by john171)
    I'm not quite sure which courses to take if I go down the dentisry road. Any suggestions?
    Do you mean at Uni? If so there's only one - Dentistry!
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    when you say courses, do you mean at university?
 
 
 
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