Nicholas Flaherty Accepted to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Biology major Nicholas Flaherty ’14 always knew that he wanted to do something in the medical field. After talking to some of his professors, he realized that the health of the mouth affects every aspect of the body, and that a lot of biology and chemistry goes into every dental procedure. Nicholas called around to local dentists to job shadow, and eventually ended up job shadowing and then interning with a local dentist for nearly a year. When asked what about his internship aided his decision to become a dentist, Nicholas responded, “I would say that the one defining moment was when I was job shadowing. The dentist had been working with a patient for several months to rebuild every tooth, with implants and crowns. I was there for his final procedure, when he got up and looked in the mirror he started crying and gave her a hug. It made me realize that just because it’s not saving people’s lives it’s still helping a person’s self esteem.” After Nicholas decided that he wanted to be a dentist, he started looking into the different programs, and the process behind getting into dental school. On December 3rd, Nicholas was incredibly excited to get the acceptance letter into his first choice, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He looks forward to living in Boston for the next 4 years and to attending one of the country’s most prestigious schools for dental medicine.
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