dentist is perhaps the single most important and defining step to take when
considering a career in dentistry. There is no experience that is more
beneficial than personally seeing and, in some cases, even participating in the
day-to-day work of a dental practitioner to help inform your decision regarding
whether dentistry is the right career path for you,” says Omer Siddiqui, a
graduate the University of California, Riverside, and predental student.
unprecedented year, in-person shadowing has obviously become less of an option
for us predental students, especially in certain areas of the country.
Fortunately, based on my conversations with multiple admissions offices,
colleges seem to understand that there will be little to no shadowing being
done during the COVID-19 pandemic. At some point though, when dental offices do
reopen fully, it will be our responsibility to make up for lost time.”
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