After completing my undergraduate degree in the medical sciences, I wanted to challenge myself and specialise further. Ranked first in Australia for graduate employability, the University of Sydney gives you access to the best facilities and resources. I also wanted to make a positive, tangible difference to someone every single day in my career, and dentistry will equip me with a specialised set of skills to do so.
Within a couple of weeks, all first-year dentistry students were comfortably wearing their protective gear, using tools, and filling cavities. That’s what I love. We were given the opportunity to develop our practical skills at Sydney Dental Hospital from the first week. I still remember when my greatest concern was that the high-speed drill would go through my finger. The improvement is phenomenal.
After completing the DMD program, I hope to work, teach and lead. I would like to work in a clinical setting, where patients are given the best care. Having been a private academic tutor for many years, I would love to continue my passion for teaching at the University of Sydney. Finally, I would like to play active roles in the dental leadership bodies within Australia, so that I can push for progress within the industry.
Having been here for only a couple of months, I can already say that this course will push you. However, this is in the best of ways. There will be unflinching support, every step of the way, as you experience a learning curve like never before. The Doctor of Dental Medicine promises to deliver Australia’s best dentists, and I have no doubt about this.