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Research Article

Preparedness and Practice Management Skills of Graduating Dental Students Entering the Work Force

Table 5

Graduating student’s learning preferences.

Most productive practical learning experienceClinics
26.9%
Field/community clinics
47.8%
Both
17.9%
Community more
7.5%

Suggestion for a better practical learning experienceMore clinics/practice
37.8%
More specialist sessions
18.2%
More didactic sessions
6.1%
All of them
37.9%

Additional year of internshipYes even if no pay
11.1%
Yes with pay
66.7%
Yes with part-time pay
9.5%
Not even with pay
12.7%

Did your course experience prepare you to manage patients from diverse backgrounds?Fully
26.9%
Partly
64.2%
Minimally
7.5%
None
1.5%

I can work collaboratively in a group Fully agree
76.1%
Partly agree
19.4%
Agree with reservations
4.5%
Strongly disagree
0%

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