Education for life. Sounds like an appropriate sentiment for the faculty of dentistry in the University of Jordan...
Sounds like an appropriate sentiment for the faculty of dentistry in the University of Jordan. Not a single educational program can offer as many benefits to student more than ours, and I say ours because I honestly do feel that I belong to this small community of students, doctors and supporting staff. The educational plan is carefully designed to offer a strong scientific base for other knowledge and skills to be obtained throughout the course.
Nearing the end of this journey, writing about it certainly makes one self-aware of what he has learned, and this sensation of self-awareness carries with it the satisfaction and joy of achievement. Remembering the first three years in the basic sciences, medical and dentistry faculties, how they moulded tough students who function under pressure and have the discipline of soldiers. This high standard of scientific input maintains throughout the fourth and fifth years, and is sided by the greater often forgotten aspects of education; character, respect, ethics and a sense of belonging.
I would swear that I see the character of a leader in every dentistry student I know, the confidence they speak with has been built and supported by their teachers, doctors who praise the good we do, and correct the wrongs. The mutual respect between doctors, students and patients plays a major part in developing a whole set of essential social skills ranging from a simple comforting smile to easily dealing with conflicts, and strongly stress the ethical aspect of the practice, focusing on protecting the patients’ rights, and working for their own good.
I have experienced moments of failure and feeling overwhelmed with pressure, but such moments pass quickly and are forgotten without affecting the passion we feel towards our dear faculty, and the willingness of the doctors to teach and share, and that of the other students to help and support, force among all of them the sense of belonging, like you’re part of a team, except it’s not a sport, it’s all about drawing a smile.
Sailing through years spent here & there took me back to my first lecture at the university, & I needed to clean up the dust all around to visualize those days. Today, we owe our university love & belonging,,, what seemed a little seed planted inside its soil, is now a huge oak tree, ready to give,,, to serve,,, to make a difference.
Sailing through years spent here & there took me back to my first lecture at the university, & I needed to clean up the dust all around to visualize those days, where back then, all of us were trying to do what we thought as "a discovering to what always seemed a mystery" ,,, we were googling - but silently- the places,, the people,,, the classes, & pretending that we know everything.
Ironically, years have proved that we were googling through ourselves, enlightening our potentials, enriching our minds, & diving through libraries of knowledge. Yesterday we were holding graded cylinders, & here we are, holding handpieces & re-creating smiles & relief. Yesterday we were observers, wonderers, worriers,,, & here we are,, armed with knowledge & experience. Yesterday dentistry seemed a small word, but year after year, & Doctor after another glorified dentistry, & made us keen to glorify it with our ambition to science, ability to heal, & capability to change.
Today, we owe our university love & belonging,,, what seemed a little seed planted inside its soil, is now a huge oak tree, ready to give,,, to serve,,, to make a difference.