• Leah Abrams

Episode 5: All Falls Crown

It’s fall, y’all. We’re in the thick of it. And that means these D1’s are struggling through exams, dental anatomy, and colder weather. But they’re not letting it keep them down—they even started out today’s episode with a little “guess that song” game. I’m not gonna give away the answers, but let’s just say I was jamming out.

Our guests today were Student Dr. Ashleigh Bellamy, Student Dr. Aaliyah Adams, Student Dr. Quaston Murray, and Student Dr. Stacie Davis. All four are D1’s at Howard who felt passionate about continuing their development at an HBCU and pursuing a path that combines both artistry and science. And all four shared their moving stories, which were… honestly a mess (I’m sorry friends). D.C. life is full of challenges—speeding tickets, crazy bikers, and expensive meat.

They also discussed their living situations, and the difficulties of finding a new place in the midst of a global pandemic. Dental school comes with a whole new set of questions that aren’t necessarily related to—well, teeth.

The questions become: roommate or no roommate? And if you choose classmates, randoms, or old friends? These decisions might seem arbitrary, but they’re vital to building study habits, meal prepping, and keeping some type of routine through the craziness of quarantine dentistry. So pop in your headphones, listen up, and as Stacie said on today’s episode, “work hard, pray hard.” Whether we’re pre-dent or not, that’s advice to live by.

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