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Manual Dexterity Task 2
Using the piece of string provided and the guide supplied by the examiner, create the fishing knot detailed in the instructions.
Excellent Candidate Approach
Key Tip: Before starting the task, give yourself 30-60 seconds to review the instructions carefully, so that you know exactly what you are doing. Rushing into the task could result in you missing important step(s), meaning it may not be completed properly.
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