Thursday, February 18, 2016

Dental School Life

As many of you know, my husband is in his third year of dental school. It's a four year program, so we only have a year and a half left! Just because my husband is the one in school, doesn't mean that I'm not doing anything at home. It takes a lot of work and encouragement on my part to help his days go smoother. It is definitely a team effort!

Here's a look at the past few years of dental school and what it's been like for us!

YEAR ONE 2013-2014: I worked two jobs during the last two years of my husband's bachelor's program, so comparatively I saw him a lot during his first year. He was mostly doing book work and would come home at normal times (between 5:30 and 6:00pm) each night. With it just being classes he was able to be home a couple of afternoons a week too. I also had Baby B during Christmas break of this year.

YEAR TWO 2014-2015: This is the year of tests at the school we are at! There are 30+ tests this year, which meant a lot of studying. He also had more clinical courses this year, which also means less time to study during school hours, so we saw him less.

YEAR THREE 2015-2016: There's a lot fewer tests, but more requirements to pass off in the clinic. If my husband was planning on doing General Dentistry then school would be 8:00 - 5:00 every day, but that isn't the case because he's wanting to do Oral Surgery. In August 2015, he took an entrance exam for the oral surgery residency but didn't do as well as he wanted so he's been studying like crazy to retake it this month. He also did an externship in December 2015 and has three more planned this year. With all of this extra stuff we haven't seen him a lot lately. It will all be worth it though!

YEAR FOUR 2016-2017: Coming soon...

Feel free to ask me any questions about dental school and/or specializing. If I don't know the answer I'll ask my husband!

Let me know if you're a dental or medical student wife! It's always great to know you're not in it alone and to have someone to relate to!

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