Get to know CDA’s September Student Spotlight, Nojan Jahedmanesh from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry class of 2020.
If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
There are just too many to list, but definitely one of them would be setting up for tomorrow’s clinic!
What’s your favorite guilty-pleasure movie or TV series?
“Rick and Morty” – the new season can’t come out soon enough.
What’s your favorite podcast and why?
Between all the ones I listen to, I would say Joe Rogan’s “The Joe Rogan Experience” since it covers a vast amount of expertise and professionals from extremely different fields. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to expand their fields of thought.
How do you relax after a long day at school?
The gym or yoga makes up most of my after-school time during weekdays. Both give me a much needed “break of focus” from the clinic.
What has been the most rewarding thing about working on patients?
Every time I see my patients genuinely smile after giving them the mirror, it confirms that I’m in the right profession.
What is one item you cannot live without and why?
That would be my infamous over-the-ear headphones! Helps me multitask!
Why are you #cdaproud?
Meeting new people is one of the most rewarding parts at every CDA event. I’m glad to be part of a community of professionals with such diverse backgrounds and interests, and I’m proud that we as a group of students and doctors can rely on each other for mental and moral support.