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|Background & Motivation||Teamwork & Leadership||Miscellaneous Questions||Role Play Scenarios|
|Knowledge of University||Depth & Breadth of Interest||The NHS & GDC||Ethical Scenarios|
|Personal Insight||Empathy & Communication||Ethics & Law||Communication Scenarios|
Tell Me About Your Greatest Achievement
Teamwork and being a team player
Dealing and coping with pressure
“I see my greatest achievement in the rugby tournament we played in last year. It’s one of our greatest achievements because of the enormous amount of effort and passion each individual put in. For this tournament, I was the vice-captain and I took my role to be one of motivating and igniting passion in the rest of the team. It required leadership, teamwork and a kind of mental strength that I did not know I could unlock until that point. The tournament began in a “group stage” before a knock-out phase. We lost our first game because we were not prepared mentally and showed poor focus. It took a lot of resilience to bounce back from our first defeat.The team captain and I held a meeting after the first game to refocus everyone and put the previous game behind us. We decided to briefly discuss the mistakes we made in the first game, and then put our focus onto moving on from our previous mistakes and building with a win in the next. As a team, we vowed to commit 100% of our efforts and fight for each team member. There was a unity and togetherness that is very rare in sports; each player was willing to sacrifice themselves for the team.The team implemented a strategy that played to the strengths of each individual, and we were all happy to execute it. We managed to go on an undefeated winning streak and won the tournament. The leadership and teamwork we required remind me of a dental team as I look back in hindsight; sometimes, things don’t go to plan, but you have to pull together as a team to do what is best for everyone (including any patient within the surgery).”
What Surprised You About Medicine During Your Work Experience?
“I realised that dentistry is far more diverse and complicated than I previously imagined. Before I began my work experience, I had little understanding or appreciation of the necessity of exceptional communication and teamwork between allied health care professionals to achieve optimal patient care. During daily checkups and treatment, I witnessed how the dentist relied heavily on the awareness of the nurse; they implemented 4-handed dentistry, which made the most efficient use of the team in order to treat the patient as safely and effectively as possible. Their care and communication allowed each patient to be considered in a holistic manner, and all of their social and dental issues looked at as one. I witnessed the benefit that this input had first hand when there was an elderly patient who was considered dentally fit, but due to a conversation regarding his social embarrassment about his false teeth, the dentist realised he was able to improve the patient’s confidence with a new set of dentures. Discussing the various options, the patient decided to visit a local prosthodontics consultant for their provision. From this, I learnt the importance of the wider team in managing patients in an effective and safe manner. I will always do my best to consider the social status of patient’s that I encounter in the future, as these have such a tremendous bearing on the well-being of a patient.”
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Your friendʼs mum has asked you to talk to him as his progress and grades are dropping in university. Talk to him and find out what is going on.
The personal statement is one of the most crucial aspects of your university application; it provides each candidate with the opportunity to impress and intrigue the university interview panel and stand out as a unique individual. Without an interesting personal statement, you will not be given an interview, and therefore no chance of successfully being offered a place at dental school. Whilst each statement must be personal, as the name suggests, we have dedicated this section to decoding what universities are impressed and unimpressed by, how to stand out amongst thousands of applicants, and how to have the best chance of securing an interview.