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work experience during gap year

I am currently in year 13, thinking of taking a gap year and reapply for dental hygiene & therapy after an unsuccessful first try. My personal statement was definitely one of the factors of my rejection, and I was hoping if anyone had any other ideas for work experience that I can add to my PS other than shadowing a dental hygienist/therapist which I will do as well.
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work experience doesn’t necessarily have to be limited to the dental field. universities want to see that ur able to portray the right skills for the profession eg good communication, empathy, teamwork- working any normal job/ volunteering in a care home would fit these perfectly. also remember it’s not about the amount of work experience that u mention it’s what u learnt and how ur gonna apply it so in ur ps try to be more reflective!

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