Pros of a Pass/No Pass Grading System

As late October rolls around, we find ourselves in the middle of midterm season. In fact, we completed our first midterm exam just this past Friday. Yay! One of the aspects I love about UCLA is the Pass/No Pass/Honors grading system. In our first class session, our professor establishes a Pass/No Pass threshold (e.g. 70%),…

Using Yelp to Rate Dentists

As mentioned in my previous post, I’m going to try something new for thethirdmolar. I initially planned to update this blog every three or four weeks, but events and activities happen so frequently that updating once month would require multiple subheadings for each post. So instead, I have three back-to-back posts from earlier this month, and then I hope…

Interviews and Collegiality

I’m going to try something new in which I post on this blog as interesting dental- or dental school-related topics arise. I thought I would update thethirdmolar every three or four weeks, but events and activities happen so frequently that updating once month would require multiple subheadings for each post. So instead, I will post…

First weeks as a D1!

Our first two weeks of dental school are complete! We had orientation for one week, and then classes for the past two. It is amazing how quickly time flies by. It seems as if just yesterday we were sifting through our dental kits. (Pictures below.) Now, we are already using instruments in simulation lab, dissecting…