For those who didn't know or are still enjoying the bliss that is the mid-year break, the fourth years have recently returned from our much needed 10 day holiday.
So here at Publications we thought, why let people wait for their exciting orientations when we can do one right now?
Firstly, chuck away your old ID card because you will provided with a brand new one with increased saturation on your 1st year photo. It comes with a nice hard protective cover along with a new clip! This card is essential to accessing clinics - including letting patients in.
It looks nice
A common reply to "How's the new hospital" is - "It looks nice."
Spectacular views... if you're not afraid of heights.
Unfortunately my first patient of semester 2 was not a particular fan and avoided the Adelaide scenery during our walk to the dental chair.
Heard rumors of not having your own personal locker to store you clinic coat? We can confirm this to be true.
Used to your old spacious locker with a height that matched your own? Well, time to upgrade to the one day use only - slim S shaped locker big enough to fit 1 slim bag.
Now you get to bring your clinic coat to and from the hospital - giving you a chance to wash it everyday like we all already do anyway - and walk all over town flaunting your freshly ironed clinic coat through hot summers or rainy winters.
BUT FEAR NOT young dental student, for they have designated 2 or 3 lockers for you and your friends to leave your clinic coats overnight! (i.e. lockers have been labelled 3rd year or 4th year clinic coats).
Please note: these lockers are not locked but we see no reason to not trust your fellow colleagues.
Do not direct your grievances towards the dental staff or faculty, for this is all according to the university's grand design.
Our advice is to store your belongings under the chair in your clinic bay.
Instead of finding allocated computers to check Titanium and call patients, we now have tutor bays outside each clinic. Just find one that isn't being used and go nuts managing your patient flow. Let everyone hear your telephone conversation skills as your voice echoes through the clinics around you.
There's a squat toilet somewhere in the building.
In any case, it's a new place with more space staffed with some familiar faces.