Thursday, October 29, 2015

Road to Residency: I'm Going to Be an Orthodontist!

After careful thought and a week of deliberation, I'm proud to say that I've accepted a pre-match offer from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine Advanced Graduate Education in Orthodontics!


It was a big decision to withdraw from Match and cancel my other interviews. But I'll admit that it's a huge relief to have an acceptance under my belt. To know that, at the end of the day, I'm going to be an orthodontist. I've definitely come a long way since my time applying to dental school. The setbacks I experienced motivated me to work my ass off for the past four years to prove the doubters wrong. At one of my ortho residency interviews, I was asked if I was satisfied with the trajectory of my professional/educational career. "Yes," I answered, without hesitation. I've grown so much as a person, as a student, as a leader, and as a professional in the last four years at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. Even though I'm satisfied with my trajectory, it's important not to succumb to complacency. So here's to another three years of unbridled curiosity and intellectual growth. Here's to another three years of personal and leadership development. Here's to three years of becoming the best orthodontist and healthcare professional I can be. 

Boston, here I come! 

4 comments:

  1. Hi Stephanie, I found your blog not too long ago. I have my interview with USC tomorrow. Your blog is so helpful. Thank you and congrats!

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  2. Hi Stephanie, I found your blog not too long ago. I have my interview with USC tomorrow. Your blog is so helpful. Thank you and congrats!

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  3. Hi Stephanie, I've been following your blog and your dental school journey ever since when I was a pre-dent (now a D3!)! Glad to see that you're updating it again and congrats on getting accepted to Harvard ortho! I'm looking forward to reading more about this new exciting step in your life!

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment! It really means a lot to me that people are following this blog and my journey! I look forward to writing more in the future

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