First Semester D1 Recap

First semester of D1 year is a real challenge! Brian Garner and Tenzin Sengye, D1 students at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, provide an inside look into what to expect during your first semester. It's been a pleasure to follow Brian and Tenzin's journey into dental school. Read their First Semester D1 Recap…

How to Ace Gross Anatomy

Within the didactic curriculum, Gross Anatomy is a heavy-hitter. Typically, it’s the D1 course assigned the most credits; therefore, it’s weighed the most heavily in your GPA calculation. Acing Gross Anatomy will significantly benefit your GPA and class ranking, opening opportunities for scholarships and future specialization. My advice to D1’s, above all else, is ace…

How to Win a Dental School Scholarship

Dental school is EXPENSIVE! Luckily, there are many scholarship opportunities to offset the cost. Scholarships usually focus on academics, community service, or both. For advice on how to excel academically (without working harder), see my blog post on How to Boost your Class Rank! One of the major obstacles to winning a scholarship is self-doubt! Many…

Quick Guide for Success: Remo

Spoiler Alert: If you didn’t like waxing during D1, it will come back to haunt you in remo! Oh remo! I can probably count on one hand the number of classmates who actually enjoyed remo. It’s a grueling process. However, my denture cases in clinic were, without a doubt, the most rewarding. Removable prosthodontics replaces…