I am a young woman from China who has always been an excellent student, I worked hard and was accepted to and completed China’s number one dental school. Now, I hope to be selected to give my all to a Certificate Program in Orthodontics I am keenly looking forward to a long professional lifetime of dedication to practice, research, and education in Orthodontics. I looked forward to contributing to the diversity of your program as a multilingual Chinese woman and continuing to cultivate my global vision, learning from my teachers and colleagues from other parts of the world, always with special attention on collaboration in Orthodontics between the US and China.
My long-term career goal is to teach Orthodontics in China, staying close to the academic world, serving as a professor always heavily engaged in research as well as teaching. My preparation in the basic physical sciences has been extensive and I am well versed in the medical aspects of dentistry. I have a deep passion for continuing to increase my understanding of what is going on at the molecular level. Since August of 2013, I have been studying at the University of XXXX where I am now a PHD candidate in the Oral and Craniofacial Biomedicine Program with a special focus in the areas of Microbiology and Immunology.
Because of the way that dental schools in China place a heavy emphasis on the medical aspects of dentistry, I completed my first internship in a medical department. For some time now, in my free time, I study the many ways that oral health care differs between China on the one hand, and America on the other. I like to think of myself as someone with great potential to excel in this area as well on a professional basis. My strong research background with help me to excel and contribute to research projects in Orthodontics, I have especially solid training in molecular biology, genetics, innate immunology, cell biology, and biochemistry. I have published several research projects of my own in these areas and I look forward to continuing to publish as well as assisting others with their research projects. I have extensive experience in grant writing, project management, and I am an especially devoted team player, collaborating with my colleagues in the laboratory constitute some of my finest moments, working with many renowned scientists from across China.
I also have extensive clinical experience, particularly in the areas of endodontics, operative dentistry, and dental emergencies. My experience in these areas will serve me well as a foundation for excellence in Orthodontics, the area in which I now seek to make my maximum contribution to oral health because of my increasing appreciate for esthetics, and the great needs that exist in China in this area. I also have professional experience as a volunteer, helping attend to the injured following the 2008 earthquake in Wenchuan which took the lives of 76,000 people.
I live to make my patient happy, and I now look forward to giving my all to helping them to have beautiful smiles, as I see this as most important to the cultivation and celebration of human dignity. I see the practice of Orthodontics to be one of the highest possible manifestations of a civilized society and I hope to help China catch up the West, in time, in this area of dentistry in particular, perhaps the area where China has the greatest need of playing catchup to America.
I feel strongly that I have a great deal to contribute to the advancement of Orthodontics, because of my advanced understanding of bone diseases and craniofacial development abnormalities. I also feel strongly that teaching future generations of oral health care professionals with a focus on esthetics is the very highest calling to which I could aspire.
I thank you for considering my application.