Workshop on Postgraduate Education in the USA held in RCsDP
A workshop on Postgraduate Education in the USA was conducted at Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy (RCsDP) last March 11, 2017. A total of 164 participants registered for the workshop although 144 actually attended the workshop. Most of the participants were from RCsDP and other colleges and universities in Saudi Arabia (Riyadh, Dammam, Qassim, Hail, Sharjah, Majmmah, Burdyah). But there were participants who came from the United Arab Emirates, Australia, Poland, Algiers and the Philippines.
The workshop had for its resource speaker Dr. Sultan Binalrimal who obtained his Bachelor in Dental Surgery from Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy. He has a Fellowship in Esthetic Dentistry from New York University and a M.S. of Science and Restorative Dentistry Residency from the University of Michigan.
The workshop was designed for applicants for residency programs in United States of America by providing a step-by-step strategy to help them qualify for a position in their desired program.
Among the subjects taken up in the workshop were scholarship options from Saudi Arabia government; the mandatory and optional requirements; the differences between Master, Residency, PhD, and Board; steps to go through with the Educational Credential Evaluator;how to search and apply for post graduate dental programs through direct or PASS; how to make your profile stronger; how to write a good CV and personal statement; how to prepare for the interview; why residency in USA.
Majority of the participants gave an excellent rating for the workshop but they also gave many useful recommendations and suggestions on how to improve it.
Ms. Cherry Jabines was event coordinator for this workshop.
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Last Update: Sunday, 20 August 2017.