When colleagues found out I was moving to San Francisco from Seattle, many heavily discouraged me from doing so. ‘Why are you moving to one of the most expensive cities in the world?’ ‘San Francisco is saturated for dentistry; you will be paid less, asked to do hygiene, and that, coupled with high rents, will… Continue reading Moving during the pandemic
I’d blogged a few months earlier about the differences between coaches, sponsors and mentors. Here I am going to share how to find a coach, what coaches can help you with and what the investment in a coach typically looks like. Are you ready to get a coach? You are ready, if you are able… Continue reading Do you need a coach?
This website is reader supported. If you buy something through my posts or affiliate links, at no cost to you, I may get a small commission off of the sale. For more info, see my Disclosure Policy. I just heard a fascinating discussion last night, lead by friend and role model, Dr. Jessica Metcalfe, on the… Continue reading Reminders
Are you one of those people who got multiple acceptances? Awesome! Now you have a big decision to make. Here’s some advice on how to choose the right school. This is a draft from my upcoming handbook for foreign trained dentists. Subscribe to the blog to learn when its ready! Cost Let’s face it, ultimately… Continue reading How to choose a dental school
This website is reader supported. If you buy something through my posts or affiliate links, at no cost to you, I may get a small commission off of the sale. For more info, see my Disclosure Policy. ‘The smartest people I know have always had coaches, and they continue to invest in coaching throughout their… Continue reading Coaches, mentors and sponsors
Here’s the story of a leader who did not get it right: Her personal ambition was more important than the impact the team was trying to achieve. She had the false notion that displaying vulnerability or confusion meant letting the team down. So, she always put on a brave face and expected others to do… Continue reading Compassionate leadership
Happy one year birthday of the New Dentist Business Study Club! The journey to ONE has been long and interesting. I remember exactly where I was when I first thought about starting something like this. I was in the Bay Area, helping my sister raise her newborn infant. Our parents had flown in to see… Continue reading Happy birthday!
Are you a foreign trained dentist interested in obtaining a DDS and settling down in the States? Great, this post is for you. One of the most common questions I get is ‘how do I improve my chances of getting a US dental school acceptance?’ For starters, here is a list of activities you can… Continue reading Improving your profile
Although I completed my equivalency examinations and interviews for dental school several years ago, I am frequently asked about mistakes that can be avoided. These are some of the mistakes I made back when I was applying to dental schools, and later on, as a dental student. Mistake #1: waiting for a call Foreign trained… Continue reading Mistakes
Most dentists and oral-maxillofacial surgeons have heard about Dr. Cathy Hung. Her advice is frequently featured on the New Dentist Now blog and Dental Practice Success column of the American Dental Association. Her new book, Pulling Wisdom, has started the much needed conversation on building cultural competency in health care professionals, especially those serving diverse,… Continue reading Learning from Dr. Cathy Hung