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Janelle Caira

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Finalist

Education

University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Bachelor's degree program
2017 - 2022
  • Majors:
    • Dentistry
    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Doctoral degree program (PhD, MD, JD, etc.)

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Dentistry
  • Planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      dentistry

    • Dream career goals:

      Healthcare

      Future Interests

      Volunteering

      Entrepreneurship

      Bold Persistence Scholarship
      r, once the adrenaline started to diminish and I started to relax, I sat down and thought: how can I approve to get in next cycle? I knew the dental field was where I wanted to be and I would continue to do anything I could until I get a seat in Dental school. So, I decided to re-take the Dental Admissions Test. With months of preparation, discipline, and dedication, my test day had finally arrived. I was both thrilled and anxious for this test because it played a critical role in my future plans. I can go on to say that any obstacle thrown at me I will handle it with pride and conquer it. Aside from the DAT, I continued to gain observation hours and was willing to do anything possible to get in. Instead of giving up, which is usually never a thought in my mind, here I am reapplying and excited to see what happens next. Not getting in the first time was only a little set back for a major comeback. It made me grow into a more well rounded applicant and I can fully say that I am ready to take on the next challenge and I am thrilled to continue to embrace the challenge of becoming a Dentist.
      Bold Hope for the Future Scholarship
      r, once the adrenaline started to diminish and I started to relax, I sat down and thought: how can I approve to get in next cycle? I knew the dental field was where I wanted to be and I would continue to do anything I could until I get a seat in Dental school. So, I decided to re-take the Dental Admissions Test. With months of preparation, discipline, and dedication, my test day had finally arrived. I was both thrilled and anxious for this test because it played a critical role in my future plans. I can go on to say that any obstacle thrown at me I will handle it with pride and conquer it. Aside from the DAT, I continued to gain observation hours and was willing to do anything possible to get in. Instead of giving up, which is usually never a thought in my mind, here I am reapplying and excited to see what happens next. Not getting in the first time was only a little set back for a major comeback. It made me grow into a more well rounded applicant and I can fully say that I am ready to take on the next challenge and I am thrilled to continue to embrace the challenge of becoming a Dentist.
      Deborah's Grace Scholarship
      r, once the adrenaline started to diminish and I started to relax, I sat down and thought: how can I approve to get in next cycle? I knew the dental field was where I wanted to be and I would continue to do anything I could until I get a seat in Dental school. So, I decided to re-take the Dental Admissions Test. With months of preparation, discipline, and dedication, my test day had finally arrived. I was both thrilled and anxious for this test because it played a critical role in my future plans. I can go on to say that any obstacle thrown at me I will handle it with pride and conquer it. Aside from the DAT, I continued to gain observation hours and was willing to do anything possible to get in. Instead of giving up, which is usually never a thought in my mind, here I am reapplying and excited to see what happens next. Not getting in the first time was only a little set back for a major comeback. It made me grow into a more well rounded applicant and I can fully say that I am ready to take on the next challenge and I am thrilled to continue to embrace the challenge of becoming a Dentist.
      Contributing to Smiles Scholarship
      Throughout my life, as I have grown and developed into the person I am today, I have discovered a passion to work. I found this at a young age from my family who instilled in me a strong work ethic. My work ethic began to emerge with my involvement in soccer as a young 4-year-old. Initially, I loved soccer because of the thrill and enjoyment of the game; however, as years went on, I enjoyed it so much because it became my passion. The game forced me to face a continuous load of adversity and maintain a commitment to beating the odds that were stacked against me. Consequently, this resilience is not a recommendation but a necessity. Little did my 4-year-old self know, I would be fighting the same, unfinished battle 16 years later whether it's playing soccer or competing for a seat in dental school. In the field of dentistry, there are many team-like situations where a patient may be under multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary care. As a dentist, it is critical to be both a leader and a team player. Working with dental assistants, hygienists, and other professionals, dentists help form the backbone that keeps the team strong. After being a coach, an older sister and cousin, I’ve learned that I love making people happy, and putting a smile on their face. Life is too short to have anything but a beautiful smile. No better career than being the first person to fix a confident smile. In life, there is one thing you can control, and its how you make other people feel, not only do I want to be a great Dentist, but also want to be someone my patients can come to if they need advice, a shoulder to lean on, or simply being someone they trust. The Dental field will give me the opportunity to serve the underserved patients and make sure their oral health is taken care of. Giving back to my community has always been a priority to me. I plan on giving back even more when I become a Dentist. Whether it is free Dental Work for a weekend, or helping out at the Shalom center. I am always willing to help people any way I can and look forward to having the opportunity to do so. And change their lives and my patients lives for the better. I have learned how to lead by example, and I believe this will resonate throughout my professional career. Although it is nearly impossible to pinpoint the exact qualities of a successful team, there are many consistent factors that I have been exposed to: chemistry, selflessness, and respect, which come together to set a team above the rest. In soccer and in life, we all get into slumps and face challenges. What is important is how we respond and deal with the adversity. Although I still have much to learn, my family and education have prepared me to be an excellent dentist. Whether it has been on the field, in the classroom, or working with a little kid at practice, there is only one way to prevail. I will deal with the obstacles thrown my way and with confidence, live up to the challenges.