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    I applied for dentistry for the 2013 start but unfortunately I have been unsuccessful.

    I am still on track for my 3 A's, and I have all the relevant work exp, life exp required for the dentistry course. As to why I got the rejections I am still awaiting feedback.

    I am planning on taking a year out and reapply for the 2014 entry, but during my year off I want to do something that will make me an even stronger applicant. I am going to do relevant work exp, but I will also need money!

    Does anyone have any ideas as to a part to full time job which would be beneficial to my 2014 dentistry entry? So it shows that I haven't just had a year sitting on my arse doing nothing!

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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    (Original post by mobrien)
    I applied for dentistry for the 2013 start but unfortunately I have been unsuccessful.

    I am still on track for my 3 A's, and I have all the relevant work exp, life exp required for the dentistry course. As to why I got the rejections I am still awaiting feedback.

    I am planning on taking a year out and reapply for the 2014 entry, but during my year off I want to do something that will make me an even stronger applicant. I am going to do relevant work exp, but I will also need money!

    Does anyone have any ideas as to a part to full time job which would be beneficial to my 2014 dentistry entry? So it shows that I haven't just had a year sitting on my arse doing nothing!

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    I was is the same position as you, this time last year and decided to take a gap year and I was lucky enough to get some paid work at the dentist I had been doing my work experience with. I do one day a week, just working on reception and doing some instrument sterilisation. I also got a job at my local Wetherspoons, waiting on tables and serving behind the bar etc. To be honest, I got the impression at the interviews that they really like the fact that you have experience of working with the general public and also from what I can tell, they seem to like gap year students too, because it shows committment and that you have a bit of life experience. I've managed to secure 2 offers this time around, so taking the year out has really paid off for me and I certainly have no regrets whatsoever.
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    (Original post by HereIGoAgain)
    I was is the same position as you, this time last year and decided to take a gap year and I was lucky enough to get some paid work at the dentist I had been doing my work experience with. I do one day a week, just working on reception and doing some instrument sterilisation. I also got a job at my local Wetherspoons, waiting on tables and serving behind the bar etc. To be honest, I got the impression at the interviews that they really like the fact that you have experience of working with the general public and also from what I can tell, they seem to like gap year students too, because it shows committment and that you have a bit of life experience. I've managed to secure 2 offers this time around, so taking the year out has really paid off for me and I certainly have no regrets whatsoever.
    Just want to ask you where did you get the 2 offers from?
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    Go skiing somewhere such as france

    get drunk a lot

    try and find a new girlfriend

    Make new friends

    LIVE!
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    (Original post by Joker_123)
    Just want to ask you where did you get the 2 offers from?
    Newcastle and Sheffield
 
 
 
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