Beoline Uwampamo

Beoline Uwampamo
Class of 2025
Beoline Uwampamo
DDS Program
Undergrad: Case Western Reserve University
Kigali, Rwanda/ Columbus, Ohio
Why I chose The Ohio State University College of Dentistry:

I wanted to become a dentist because of the compassion and care I have received throughout my life through this field. Growing up in Rwanda, there weren't many dentists so dental care was often reserved for emergencies. After moving to the US, it played a major role in my life by improving my quality of life and in return I want to be able to give back to my community through it and build lifelong relationships with the people I meet. 

Question Why did you choose The Ohio State University College of Dentistry?
Answer

I chose OSU because of the diverse patient population. As an immigrant, it meant the world to me when my dentists took the time to learn and treat me holistically. At OSU, I want to learn and grow as a student provider in an environment where excellence, compassion, and cultural competency are valued.

Question What is your favorite class?
Answer

Fixed 1. It was one of the most challenging classes I have ever taken but with a lot of practice and perseverance, I gained confidence in my hands skills and felt so accomplished.

Question What are three things people should know about you?
Answer
  • Faith plays a huge role in my life 
  • My favorite music genre is Afrobeats 
  • I love learning new dance moves 
Question What do you enjoy doing outside of dental school?
Answer

I love spending time with my family and friends, as well as traveling and trying all sorts of food.

Question What is your best advice for succeeding in dental school?
Answer

Always remember that you’re running your own race. Even though we’re all working towards the same goal, we will face different obstacles and challenges. Focus on what you need to improve on and always ask and be open to constructive feedback. Soon enough you will achieve what seemed impossible at the beginning. 
 

Question What do you wish you knew as in incoming dental student?
Answer

Don’t let fear hold you back. You are here for a reason, and you will succeed.