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How to get the most out of your postgraduate education

How to get the most out of your postgraduate education

If you’ve already made the decision to invest in yourself and your future dentistry career, you’ll want to make the most out of every opportunity to upskill and add new treatments to your offering.

As leading providers of courses in orthodontics, aesthetic and restorative dentistry, oral surgery and periodontology, we’ve compiled some of our top tips on how to get the very best from your postgraduate education.

Read on to discover how you can have an enjoyable, interesting and career-changing experience when undertaking one of our postgraduate dentistry courses.

Create your study space

With many of our postgraduate dentistry courses using a blend of online and face to face residential learning, you’ll spend the majority of your study time working independently with the support of our online team of tutors.

In order to really absorb all of the learning materials and resources, you’ll need to create a quiet study space away from any distractions and interruptions.

If you have an office within your practice then great, but when working from home, it’s always a good idea to let anyone else in the house know that you’d appreciate a few hours of peace and quiet so you can really get into your studies.

Create a study schedule

Now that you’ve got your study space set up, create a schedule for you to engage with your online training. Commitments such as work and family should also be factored into your new plan, and be sure to take a little time out to relax between your online learning sessions.

Having a schedule not only keeps you motivated and your learning on track over the coming months, but it’s also an excellent way to chart your progress.

Residential teaching blocks

Residential teaching blocks offer an excellent opportunity to improve your skills, but they will also allow you to connect with like-minded individuals in similar disciplines studying postgraduate dentistry courses too!

During these face to face sessions, don’t be afraid to ask questions as you can bet that someone else was wondering about the same thing. It’s also a good idea to connect with other members taking the course so you can support each other through the process.