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  • 34 - Planning Your Next Steps: Preparing Your Marketing Campaign

    Interviews are in high gear right now, and will continue until the TMDSAS Match (which we will discuss in more detail later). If you haven’t heard from a school, don’t despair! There’s still time!

    5 steps to figuring out your next move in the application cycle.
    1) Research the schools
    2) Research the profession
    3) Practice your interviews

    1) Research the schools
    *Do some research about the schools you applied to:
    *When were they established? 
    *What’s their history?
    *What is the school’s mission? 
    *What are their values?
    *What does the curriculum look like? 
    *Why did they choose this curriculum?
    *What makes this school unique?

    Now think – how do I fit in?

    2) Research the Profession
    *Are you up on changes to healthcare? 
    *Is there a philosophy that strikes you?
    *Why does Osteopathic medicine speak to you?
    *Why do you want to help people as a dentist?
    *What breakthroughs have helped veterinary medicine?

    Read Journals and articles on changes to healthcare

    3) Practice for your interviews
    The interview invitation is coming – are you ready?
    *Practice your handshake – firm, confident, not overbearing!
    *WHY DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A DOCTOR/DENTIST?
    *See if your advisor or career center offers mock interviews
    *Find questions online you can practice with a friend
    *Practice your reaction when you get caught with a question you have to think through. 
    *Keep control of body language! Avoid:
    Nervous ticks
    Saying um
    Laughing/Crying
    Fidgeting

    Always practice patience, kindness, and courtesy.

    Make sure to join our online communities: "Non-Traditional Applicants"(www.facebook.com/groups/TMDSASNontraditional/) and the "TMDSAS Hub" (www.facebook.com/groups/TMDSASHub/).

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