Fatimata Ndiaye is a 12th grader from Western School of Technology and Environmental Science in Maryland. Fatimata is hesitant between becoming a dentist or an athletic trainer. Therefore, she wanted to experience what it was like to work as a dentist hoping that it will help her decide. We placed her at Lakeside Village Dental, a private practice.
What did you learn from the mentorship and internship?
- Learning about my mentor’s educational path that led her to dentistry was helpful
- You have to be good with your hands
- You have to be good with communicating with patients
- You have to be knowledgeable of terminology and anatomy
“The internship gave me more experience in something I spent a little time in last year during my internship for school. My mentor and I discussed the universities that would help me meet my goals and the educational track that I should follow toward my career path.”