Who Completes A Pre-Dentistry Placement With Us?
Our Pre-Dentistry Placements are designed for any student applying or reapplying to dental school. Students are typically aged 16-19 years old and are wanting to pursue an advanced career in dentistry or Maxillofacial surgery. Post-graduates and elective students are also welcome to apply.
Learn From Current Medical Students & Doctors
Our UK Doctors and Medical Students design the curriculum for the mock interviews and clinical skills sessions. There is no other organisation that provides this level of mentorship and training from qualified NHS Doctors or Medical Students. We always have at least one UK Medical Student on each project as a minimum. Where possible our UK Doctors also join our projects but this is subject to their schedule and availability.
What Is Included In Each Placement?
Our overseas hospital placements provide combination of structured dental work experience along with personal and tailored development for every student. Here is how we do that...
25 hours hospital work experience per week
Personal statement review and advice
1 x Interview workshops per week
Supervised 24/7 by DBS checked staff
1 x MMI simulation with feedback
Breakfast and dinner each day
1 x Panel interview simulation with feedback
Private accommodation for our students
2 x Clinical training sessions per week
Meet and greet upon arrival airport
Personal teaching from a UK medical student
Personal Student Advisor for trip preparation
Your Work Experience
Students complete 25 hours work experience per week. Students shadow a local dentist or maxillofacial surgeon, who will explain cases and procedures. Groups of students don't exceed two as we want this to be a personal experience with plenty of time for you to discuss cases with the mentors. All our mentors are experienced teachers and speak English. The range and types of cases vary depending on which location you select, here are a few examples.
- Daily clinics
- Caries Repairs
- Tooth Extractions
- Trauma Cases
- Maxilofacial and Oral Surgery
- Radiology and Scans
- Cosmetic Dentistry
Interview Workshops & Clinical Skills
We run at least 2 mock interview workshops each week that are designed to simulate certain aspects of medical school interviews. Each session is concluded with some general feedback and then more detailed individual feedback. Here are our typical interview workshops:
- Multiple Mini Interviews
- Panel interviews
- Group ethical debates
- Individual 1-on-1 interview technique sessions
Throughout the week we run mini clinical training sessions that are designed to help students understand some basic anatomical functions. These are fun and interactive ways to learn some of the basics of medicine. Here are some of the different examinations we teach:
- The body's pulses
- Cardiovascular examination
- Respiratory examination
- Abdominal examination
- Neurological examination
How to apply:
There are 4 simple steps to securing your place:
- Select your travel dates and how many weeks you would like to complete.
- Click apply now.
- Complete the online application form.
- Pay your £290 deposit to secure your place.
Thats it! Once this is complete we will automatically confirm your place within 24 hours. The balance of your project cost will not be due until 90 days before your travel.