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16 Things You Wish You Knew Before Your Elective



1. Your exams dates


2. Where do I get the best exchange rates?


3. Which bank card gives the best deal abroad?


4. Will I need to unblock my phone?


5. Will I need a local sim card?


6. Should have brought baby wipes


7. Should have checked what adapters will work here…


8. Should have packed more warmer clothes


9. But also should have packed lighter clothes…


10. Should have printed an extra copy of my flight details


11. Should have printed extra copy of my itinerary


12. Should have gotten better travel insurance


13. Should have checked my insurances covers excursion


14. Should have pre-booked these excursions


15. Should have checked trip-advisor


16. Wish I had learnt the basics in the local language


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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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