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Manual Dexterity Task 15
You are provided with sheets of aluminium foil in this station. Using the foil, you will need to create an animal structure of your choosing.
Excellent Candidate Approach
Key Tip: This is a relatively time-consuming task, so keep an eye on the clock to make sure you complete the construction in the five-minute time period. Avoid the temptation to attempt a complex animal structure and instead focus on creating a comparatively simple animal structure well.
The 4 Cs of Manual Dexterity
Calculation – Ensure that you offer a calculated, planned approach rather than rushing into the task. This is best accomplished by:
- Taking 30 seconds to review the instructions provided before commencing the task
- Ensuring that you have a good understanding of the end target/requirement
Composure – Stay calm and always remember - if you are finding the task challenging, so are other applicants. More important than completing the task successfully, is demonstrating composure and calmness akin to a qualified dentist and this is what interviewers will be monitoring closely.
Co-ordination – Manual Dexterity tasks often test hand-eye co-ordination; ensure that you practice a wide range of manual dexterity tasks prior to your dentistry interviews.
Communication – Approximately one-third of manual dexterity stations will have another participant/actor in the room. In these stations, it is advised to communicate your actions/steps taken to better demonstrate your structured approach