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12 Things That Always Happen During A Viva



1. You panic over the simple things, like “What is your candidate number?”


2. You realise you’ve forgotten your study models 🙈


3. If in doubt, ramble, maybe if I talk all the time no one will ask me a question?


4. You feel like you’re being interrogated


5. Followed by that feeling when you correctly answer the question!


6. The pride when you show your before and after images 💁🏻‍♀️


7. When they make you second guess your own work…


8. The stone cold stares


9. The awkward silence


10. Then nervously laughing to break the awkward silence…


11. That feeling when they only make notes as you talk…It’s TERRIFYING


12. The feeling of relief when its all over! Woo!


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13 Things You Wish You Did During A Viva



1. Prepped more…


2. Should I have worn my tunic instead?


3. Should I have worn a tie?


4. Maybe I should have spent more time on this question instead?


5. How did I not know the answer to that?!


6. Should have polished my models more…


7. Should have shaped that composite better…


8. Wish I had reflected more…


9. I knew I should have spoken about occlusion!


10. Should have shortened that answer…


11. Should have lengthened that answer…


12. Did I mention the perio?!


13. Should have mentioned long term maintenance…


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10 Signs Your Tutor Has Your Back



1. They actually value your input on treatment planning


2. They don’t look over your shoulder 24/7


3. Always on hand when you need them


4. They actually help you understand why you do what you do


5. Instead of just saying stuff at you 🙄


6. They’ll have tips and tricks for days


7. They inspire you to be the best you can be


8. Encourage you to tackle more complex cases


9. Give you clinical autonomy


10. Actually has useful exam tips 🤔


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12 Mistakes You Always Make in an Exam



1. Forget your candidate number


2. Forgetting which location the exam is in


3. Forgetting your seat number


4. And then sitting in the wrong seat…


5. …Then the person comes and asks you to move


6. Forgetting to take stuff out of your pockets


7. Forgetting to turn your phone off


8. Forgetting your stationary


9. Misreading the question


10. Not paying attention to the time


11. Forgetting to turn over the page and realise there is another question


12. Forgetting to actually revise 🙈


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