Offering words of wisdom
By Michael Mui (BDS 2003), HKUDAA President
HKU Faculty of Dentistry alumni have great potential in shaping our future generations of dentists, by passing on knowledge, sharing our student and career experiences, giving practical advice, offering internship opportunities, and acting as mentors before and after students graduate.
Remembering that we were all BDS students once, the HKUDAA gives back to the Faculty by supporting BDS students throughout their programme.
At this year’s Welcoming Day (4 August 2011) of the Dental Orientation Programme, the Dental Society of the HKU Students’ Union invited me to introduce the HKUDAA to new students, while fellow alumnus Dr Chi-wai Wong (BDS 1989), introduced the students to the Hong Kong Dental Association as its Vice-President.
Our alumni have been mentoring BDS II students via the joint HKUDAA-Faculty Mentorship Programme 2011. Many thanks go to the alumni volunteers who have participated in the 2011 scheme. My own pair of mentees have been enthusiastic, and I have personally enjoyed the year mentoring and offering the students a taste of clinic and professional life. Alumni are most welcome to volunteer in the Mentorship Programme 2012 by e-mailing <email@example.com> before 12 February 2012 (see flyer).
Pearl Jubilee messages
To celebrate the Faculty’s Pearl Jubilee, dentists are invited to offer Pearls of Wisdom to students before 31 January 2012 (see flyer). Or e-mail the Faculty, via <firstname.lastname@example.org>, a jubilee congratulatory message (please include degrees/graduation years). Finally, all alumni are encouraged to take part in the Pearl Jubilee Celebrations and World Dental Forum II, 2-3 June 2012, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Wanchai <http://www.dental30-wdf.com.hk>. For this event, alumni have a special discount rate that includes the Jubilee Gala Dinner. Let’s make the dinner our Alumni Homecoming evening. See you there!