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Dental School and Ethics
As someone with a PHD in Social Ethics, I feel strongly that dental schools should teach ethics. There are three primary weaknesses of ethics education: the suggestion that more education is not the answer to everything, ethics is boring, and course content is qualitatively inadequate” to achieve true behavior change. We have not solved all of these problems; nevertheless, some progress has been made and some dental students are being exposed to analysis of ethical issues at some universities.
Dr. Bertolami uses cheating as an example of the general failing of ethics education programs to alter the fundamental moral fabric of dental students. Students who cheat are well aware that cheating is wrong, but they choose to cheat anyway. According to this way of thinking, some feel that encouraging morally appropriate conduct within any profession is generally ineffective, a mere waste of time and resources. Recently, however, news reports in business, medicine, and the military emphasize this need. While it seems doubtful that additional formal instruction regarding the immorality of cheating would alter the behavior of those few students who do cheat. In fact, it seems likely that such instruction would offend or bore the majority of students. If there is a general failing in our educational programs, it appears to be a systemic avoidance of confronting unethical behavior within these programs. In a study of medical students’ reports of their own cheating, a student reported that “one student was repeatedly seen cheating independently by several people and reported to the administrators and nothing was ever done! Programs also need to consider the messages students receive from administrative responses to moral and ethical problems.
My service is quite different from other statement writing services on the Internet for several reasons. I am the little guy on the web, not a big business like most of my competitors. You deal directly with me. I answer all of your questions completely free of charge and I am solely responsible for producing a statement that you are very pleased with.
Please note that I attend to my clients in the order in which I have received their payments.
I help as many applicants to dental school and advanced education programs in dentistry as I can. For some, I draft a model first paragraph completely free of charge, I am limited in how many clients I am able to assist primarily by the fact that I have half custody of my baby boy Davy.
I especially enjoy working on behalf of applicants whose story excites me, clients who I feel strongly are in a unique position to give something of importance to their respective professions. I only do my best, taking the time to reflect on your story as well, usually doing some internet research on your behalf.
It is always a special honor to labor on behalf of those clients whose stated long term goals represent a significant contribution to the advancement of dental care in the Developing World, where I live with Davy, for example, in Bolivia.
An old wise man and creative writer, many of my clients Add Me as a Contact! on Skype. ID: DrRobertEdinger so that we can chat. Please note that I am not usually able to talk and I need your information in text form. David and I live in Cochabamba, Bolivia, the exact center of South America.
I appreciate that you trust me to do a good job finishing your statement. I trust you as well to recommend me to your friends and colleagues if you are very pleased with your statement.
I am convinced that one’s ethnicity, language skills, and multicultural experiences need to be woven together in a most eloquent fashion in your Personal Statement, as interconnected themes that radiate throughout your admission essay. Your ethnic or racial background and international aptitudes are your greatest assets as an applicant, and they need to be carefully related to both your short and long term goals. Along with my associate Steve, I do everything that I can to make your personal statement to dental school as effective as possible. After a careful review of your material, we ask you highly specific questions born from our many years of experience writing dental statements. We are highly sensitive as to what is important to include, and what is not. We have also had a great deal of practice at condensing a lot of material onto two double-spaced pages (we like to think of it as brain surgery).
Often, in both the questions that we write for you as well as the statement itself, we contribute creative ideas that help to make your case for admission much more powerful. Dental school is extremely competitive. It is not enough to suggest that you are hoping to contribute to the diversity of the program; you must demonstrate in especially creative ways how your own unique combination of high motivation and multicultural background make you uniquely suited to dentistry and that you have enormous potential for meeting the oral health care needs of the planet’s underserved populations. In many if not most cases, if you are an international dentist, the most effective strategy for you to employ in your statement is to argue that you need additional training in order to maximize your contribution to the underserved populations of your country of origin.