A woman from Saudi Arabia who could not be more devoted to her profession, Dentistry, I hope to distinguish myself in the future in the area of OMFS in particular, as I am convinced that it is in this area where I have my greatest passion, capacity, and the potential to make my most entire contribution to society. First, however, to prepare me for giving my all to OMFS later on, I hope to be accepted to and complete an Advanced Standing Program for International Dentists in the USA, where dentistry is the most advanced. After earning my doctorate in America, I look forward to putting this cutting-edge foundation in dentistry to good use at the service of advanced training in OMFS.
I finished my six years of dental school in Riyadh in 2014 and then completed a one-year internship. By early 2015, I lived in New York, giving my all to the English language 24/7 to successfully advance my career in dentistry in the USA, where it is practiced on the cutting edge. Being accepted to a doctoral program for international dentists has been a central and foremost goal of mine now for years. 2017-2018 were two of the best years of my life at XXXX University, immersed in Oral Surgery, my first love. My two years of advanced oral surgery training and practice at XXU, in particular, have enabled and inspired me to hit the ground running in your DDS/DMD Program and distinguish myself as a highly devoted and hard-working dentist.
This year, 2019, I have continued to study with ongoing education, which I treat as a priority only to my patients and other professional responsibilities. I renewed my Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Course certification, building upon earlier Advanced Trauma Life Support training. In addition to volunteering my time at AlHabib Hospital, I also participate in helping out with a variety of dental screenings that generally occur once a year.
I chose my friends carefully in high school, and I cultivated my friendship with Seba for a particular purpose of central importance to my life course and direction. Intelligent, pleasant, and ambitious, the first thing that one noticed about XXXX was her extended lower jaw, which made it difficult for her to eat and talk, let alone smile. However, my uncle, a rheumatism consultant, much to my delight, explained to me that XXXX’s condition was treatable as a result of advances in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. From that moment forward, my professional horizon has come to focus with increasing clarity and specificity on my goals in OMFS. I find myself drawn like a moth to a flame to the radical, tangible, and sustainable improvements that dentistry in general and OMFS, in particular, can make to the lives of someone like my friend XXXX, who, after extensive treatment, had her problem almost entirely corrected. Knowing that I want very much to go on to specialize in OMFS after earning my doctoral degree in the USA, I have felt fully inspired to focus a great deal of effort on improving my abilities as an oral surgeon.
After earning my doctoral degree in Dentistry by completing an Advanced Standing Program and completing a multi-year residency in OMFS, I hope to complete a fellowship in Orthognathic Surgery. In this way, I will have the ultimate preparation for extensive research in my field, becoming a leader in both OMFS and Orthognathic Surgery, especially in Saudi Arabia, where there are only a handful of well-trained specialists with advanced certificates from the West in these areas, so critical to the advancement of our field. After completing my training over several years, I hope to return to Saudi Arabia to build up and enhance our capabilities in every aspect of OMFS in the KSA. I want to leave my professional mark on this field by teaching the cutting-edge ideas of the day and helping dental professionals in Saudi Arabia stay abreast of advancements in OMFS. I look forward to returning to the KSA as a highly-skilled researcher and clinician, passionate about education and eager to share what I have learned with several new generations of dentists.
I look forward to continuing to cultivate my leadership abilities as a student in your program whenever the opportunity arises. The first member of my family to become a dentist, I have long been focused on my professional passion, and I keep my goal of becoming a top-notch professional in the area of OMFS. Eager to sacrifice salary, family, and home to invest in my future in Dentistry, I am ready for the rigors of your program to which I will devote myself 24/7. Completing your DDS/DMD program is my gateway to the world of advanced OMFS, the universe in which I sincerely hope to immerse myself for the balance of my professional life.
Thank you for considering me for a position in your distinguished DDS/DMD program.