My Major

1402 WordsOct 8, 19996 Pages
My Major I have chosen pre-Dentistry. I hope to become an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon. This is one of the more competitive fields that there are in dentistry today. With this I hope to take join my dad in his practice. There are many classes and degrees that a person must complete before he can become an Oral Surgeon. I think that this would be a challenge. School will be tough, but in the end the rewards are endless. After college an Oral Surgeon must attend dental school, then they must go to five year residency for after that. This is a great career, and I think that I could make it if I tried hard enough. An Oral and Maxiofacial surgeon is the person that you would go to to get your wisdom teeth extracted. That is not…show more content…
An Oral Surgeon must be patient, just to get through all of the school. Also, during residency, there are many times that they will have to stay in the hospital for up to 48 hours straight. Then when they get called into the emergency room, they have to go through the sterilizing process called "scrubs" after that they have to sit in side a sterilized room until the patient is prepped for surgery. They are also going to need "people" skills. The entire patient is not going to friendly and polite to the doctor, so the need to be able to react to that person in a professional way. If they are in the hospital, doctors are not allowed to refuse treatment. If the are in their private office the can tell the patient to leave, but this is not always the best option, how many patients can you tell to leave, they are you source of income. They also need to be confident so they are not second-guessing themselves in the middle of the surgery. Doctors must also have the physical skills. They need to have steady hands, without these the doctor probably could not have a career. Doctors work in small places that allow little or no room for error. If the do not have steady hand, they could slip and cut something that should not be cut. I am not sure exactly how I got interested in this major. I have watched my dad operate on people since I was little and it always fascinated me. I thought that it was amazing how a person could be rushed in to the
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