Best of luck to the residents!
Part of what we do as members of the BC Society of Prosthodontists is to help support up and coming colleagues during their educational journeys.
Obtaining the specialty training that is required to become a Certified Specialist in Prosthodontics is a long, difficult, stressful, and very expensive journey, which amounts to an additional 3 years of education beyond the usual dental degree. After all of this training, there is a challenging, 2-part, licensing examination that one must successfully complete in order to be eligible to be registered as a specialist. This is hard work!
Every year, the members of the BC Society of Prosthodontists donate part of our membership dues to the University of BC Graduate Prosthodontics program in the form of scholarships to the entering class, in a hopes that we can help them along the way. We also invite the students to our yearly meeting for them to see what our group is about, and to learn more about their future careers as specialists. Many of our members also teach at the university.
We have all been down the difficult road of residency/graduate training and want to pay it forward.
This year the residents sent us a much appreciated thank you letter, and we wanted to share it with everyone.
It is nice to see that we are making a difference!
Best of luck in residency!!!!!
If you are interested in learning more about graduate/residency prosthodontic training, do not hesitate to get in touch.
Dr. David P. Alfaro
BC Society of Prosthodontists