Dental Career Progression

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My decision on a major field of study at Western Michigan University was a process that took much thought and reflection. With my high school teachers’ strong leadership, they inspired me to possibly pursue anything as a career. The long process of finding out what I want to do with my life started in the summer when I was trying to figure out what career would best suit me for the future. Im that kind of person where I need entertainment in my life, so I narrowed it down to some jobs I can't do, such as being a business major and sitting in a office my whole life, and accounting, because I despise math. During my thinking process, I utilized what subjects I enjoyed in high school that I’d like to learn more about in college. I came to a …show more content…

In order to become a dentist, one has to go through many training in graduate school. “Dental schools generally require applicants to hold a bachelor's degree program before gaining a admisson”. Students tend to take courses in biology, anatomy, chemistry and microbiology to obtain their undergraduate degree before going into dental school.Then after 4 year of basic training, pre dental students take their DAT aka “Dental Admission Test”. The DAT is a four hour exam that is combined and consists of four sections: Sciences, Perceptual Ability, Reading Comprehension and Quantitative Reasoning. After passing the DAT that's when the whole process of applying to dental schools start. It's a long process to become a dentist that can't be done in four years of undergrad so students have to take it to the next level and go to school for four more years to earn the doctoral degree of becoming a dentist.
As of right now I attend Western Michigan University to receive my bachelors degree in Biomedical sciences. After taking my DAT, I plan to apply to dental schools near my hometown in Chicago. There are two major schools in Chicago that i'd like to attend in the future and continue the journey of becoming a dentist. The first is, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) that includes the DMD program which is Doctor of Dental Medicine. Some

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