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Dental Wider Reading SocieTy

Debate & Presentation Competitions!

The Wider-Reading Society provides a unique platform for you to delve deeper into the fascinating world of medicine and dentistry beyond the confines of your textbooks. By attending debates and presentations, you’ll have the opportunity to explore thought-provoking topics, challenge your perspectives, and engage in stimulating conversations with like-minded peers and experts in the field. It’s a chance to broaden your horizons, gain valuable insights, and foster a deeper understanding of the complex issues that shape the medical and dental landscape.

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Why is it Important to Participate in Debates and Presentations?

In the highly competitive world of dental school admissions, developing strong debating and presentation skills can set you apart from the competition and significantly enhance your chances of success. As aspiring dentists, effective communication is an essential skill.

Honing your debating skills allows you to articulate your thoughts clearly, logically, and persuasively. In dental school and throughout your career, you will encounter numerous situations where the ability to express your ideas succinctly and convincingly is paramount. Whether you’re participating in patient consultations, presenting research findings, or engaging in interdisciplinary collaborations, effective communication is key to building trust, facilitating teamwork, and delivering quality patient care.

Additionally, developing strong presentation skills is crucial for aspiring dentists. The ability to deliver engaging and impactful presentations showcases your confidence, professionalism, and command over complex dental concepts. Whether you’re presenting during dental school interviews, conferences, or in a clinical setting, your presentation skills can captivate your audience, leaving a lasting impression and positioning you as a competent and compelling candidate.

What are we Currently Presenting?

Join us for the upcoming Presentation session on Wednesday 9th November, featuring Jerome Groopman’s ‘How Doctors Think‘. Delving into the intricate workings of the body and brain in relation to trauma, this book offers a captivating exploration.

We invite you to seize this opportunity and engage in a stimulating discussion by presenting a theme that resonated with you or holds significant importance after reading this book. To ensure a well-structured and compelling presentation, follow the guidelines below.

We eagerly anticipate your application and look forward to witnessing your illuminating presentation at our wider reading society.

How Doctors Think

Prepare to present at our wider reading society with these essential steps:

  1. Organise Your Presentation: As you plan your presentation, structure your points in a manner that mirrors the flow of your discussion. Divide your theme into logical sections, ensuring clarity and coherence. Clearly state the key areas you intend to cover, allowing your audience to follow your presentation effortlessly.

  2. Add Depth with Supporting Details: To enhance the impact of your presentation, provide sufficient detail that substantiates your points. Incorporate references from ‘The Body Keeps the Score’, relevant research studies, or compelling case studies that bolster the credibility and richness of your analysis. These examples will serve to illustrate and reinforce your arguments, making your presentation more compelling.

  3. Demonstrate Insight and Passion: Infuse your presentation with your unique insights and passion for the theme. Offer personal reflections and interpretations, showcasing your deep understanding and engagement with the material. This not only adds depth to your presentation but also creates an emotional connection with your audience, fostering a more memorable and impactful experience.

  4. Proofread for Clarity and Accuracy: Before submitting your application, proofread it meticulously. Ensure that your points are clear and effectively convey your intended message. Pay attention to punctuation and tense usage, ensuring accuracy and consistency throughout your application. By presenting a polished and error-free application, you will demonstrate professionalism and attention to detail.

By following these guidelines, you will be well-prepared to present your chosen theme from book of the month at our wider reading society. Embrace the opportunity to share your insights, ignite discussion, and inspire others.

The deadline for submission is 5th July 2023 at 5pm. All applicants MUST be free for the PREPARATION MEETING at 7pm on Sunday 9th July if selected. As a prospective doctor, dentist, veterinarian, or healthcare professional, this presentation provides the perfect opportunity to enhance your reflective skills for your university application. It’s your chance to stand out and demonstrate your commitment to making a positive difference in the field of healthcare.

What are we Currently Debating?

The date and time for the debate session on July’s book, ‘The Body Keeps the Score’, is set for Thursday 9th November, from 7-8pm. However, the specific topic of the debate is yet to be determined.

During this engaging debate, we will explore various perspectives and delve into the profound concepts presented in the book. Whether you agree or disagree with the author’s ideas and/or the chosen debate topic, this is a valuable opportunity to voice your opinions, challenge prevailing notions, and contribute to a thought-provoking discussion.

Prepare your arguments, gather supporting evidence, and be ready to articulate your stance on the book’s themes. We encourage you to critically analyse the content, referencing specific passages, research findings, or real-life case studies that align with your viewpoint.

This debate session promises to be intellectually stimulating, as participants share their insights, passion, and unique interpretations of ‘The Body Keeps the Score’. Make sure to mark your calendars for Thursday, 9th November, and join us from 7pm to 8pm to engage in a lively exchange of ideas.

Please read the debate guide to help you understand the format of the evening. To ensure your debate proposal is well-prepared, kindly submit a concise outline of your main arguments within a maximum of 1000 characters. Additionally, please outline your relevant skills and attributes that make you suitable for participation in the debate, also limited to a maximum of 1000 characters. We look forward to receiving your submission!

The deadline for submission is 20th July 2023 at 5pm. All applicants MUST be free for the PREPARATION MEETING at 7pm on Sunday 23rd July if selected. As a prospective doctor, dentist, veterinarian, or healthcare professional, this debate provides the perfect opportunity to enhance your reflective skills for your university application. It’s your chance to stand out and demonstrate your commitment to making a positive difference in the field of healthcare.

Meet the Wider-Reading Society Student Committee!

Did you know that the WRS is run by student-led committee? This gives you a chance to lead on a national level and stand-out from other applicants by getting involved!  Meet our highly committed students and learn about what motivated them to apply for a WRS committee position! 

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We know what you are going through, as dentists and dental students who were in your position! By combining application knowledge, extracurricular opportunities, platforms to up-skill and boost confidence, it is not a surprise that Dental Mentor students are successful. Will it be difficult? Yes, applying to dental school is not easy. But through Dental Mentor it will be less stressful, and even fun. Let’s get started

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