Last Post of Fall 2013-Spring 2014

Dear Pre-Dental student friends!

Thank you for a wonderful year and coming to the Pre-Dental Club meeting with all of your curious and inquisitive questions! I wish you the best luck in your future dental careers and good luck studying for finals!

Below are the results from tonight’s Elections for the New Executive Board:

Executive Board Members for Fall 2014-Spring 2015:

Congratulations to all of the new officers!
President – Petra Bachour
Vice President – Kimberly Hart
Public Relations – Becky Willfahrt
Secretary – Mary Youssef
Treasurer – Nicholas Stokfisz
WebMaster – Eric Bender 

Notes from Krista: Keep an eye our for emails from your new officers regarding next years meetings, opportunities, etc.
If you have any questions for our tour guide Kyle Smith feel free to email him at smit3998@umn.edu.
Finally, on behalf of myself and the other officers from this year, it was a true pleasure serving you and we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.
Best,
Krista
~PDC

New Information for Last Pre-Dental Club Meeting

Hi Everyone,

Here is new information (tentative schedule) for the last Pre-Dental Club meeting.

We will be having a dental tour that begins at 5:00 p.m. for those that want to attend the early session please come early at meet ing MCB 2-120 to attend this dental school tour-due to the tour, there will be no practicing dentist boards present.
**For those that cannot attend the 5 p.m. dental tour, the second dental tour is scheduled approximately around 6 p.m.
5 p.m. :  Students will leave for Dental School Tour (Round 1) 
6 p.m.-6:20 p.m. :  Officer Elections will take place in MCB 2-120
~6:20-6:25 p.m. : Students will leave for Dental School Tour (Round 2) 
7 p.m. : New Officer Announcements 
**This last Pre-Dental Club meeting will be catered by insomnia cookies
~PDC

Last Meeting+Collaborative Healthcare Event

Hi Pre-Dental student friends!

This is a reminder that we have our last Pre-Dental Club meeting scheduled for Monday, April 21st at 6-7 p.m. in MCB 2-120, which will consist of Elections for next year’s executive board+more!!

**If you have not already please e-mail the Pre-Dental Club if you are interested in running for this upcoming year’s executive board.**

Be prepared to give a little speech highlighting why you would be a strong candidate for a specific position

–>President, Vice President, Secretary, Public Relations, Treasurer, or Webmaster

 

Collaborative Healthcare Event: Hosted by UMN Pre-Pharmacy Club

This Thursday, April 17th at 6-8 p.m. in STSS 412: undergraduate students from multiple health professions will have the opportunity to discuss a case involving multiple health disciplines. Listen to words from real professionals (medical doctor, dentist, pharmacist, registered nurse, physician assistant and dietitian).

One profession cannot make the decision alone, work with other pre-health students to determine how to treat this patient and gain insight on how to understand your future patients. Join us for an evening of learning and preparing for your future career.

Register here: http://z.umn.edu/chcevent

Good luck studying for the rest of your exams!

~PDC

 

 

SAVE THE DATE-Events!

Hi Pre-Dental student friends!

Here is more information about the two events from the meeting tonight and another Dental Preparation course! The rest of the information are in the tabs titled ‘Meeting Minutes’-I have posted up the Meeting Minutes from tonight’s meeting.

Dental school preparation course:

Friday-Sunday: April 25th – 27th (8 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.)

Register here: http://www.dentistry.umn.edu/programs-admissions/prep-course/dates/index.htm

Events coming up in APRIL:

Collaborative Healthcare Event- on Thursday April 17th at 6-8 p.m. in STSS 412. 

Limited space-so sign up right now! http://z.umn.edu/chcevent

***

Volunteer Event: Sign up opens on Monday, April 28th register at this website:

http://www.mndental.org/mnmom

Did you enjoy Give Kids a Smile Day (GKASD)? This is another event similar to GKASD. This event is a day where dentists provide free dental care to patients that “without medically compromising conditions receive dental treatment for whatever reason that they cannot obtain (MN Mom website).

When: Friday and/or Saturday July 25-26 (clinic days)

How: Register here http://www.mndental.org/mnmom on April 28th when the registration opens!

Where: Verizon Wireless Center: 1 Civic Center Plaza Mankato, MN 56001

You sign up for however many shifts and what times you are able to serve. 

What is it about? A chance for many dentists, dental staff, and pre-dental student volunteers to give back to the community. You will be assigned a role such as being a patient escort and will be provided guidelines to serve the patients-enjoy this wonderful experience. A testimony about what I did two years ago is below:

My testimony: I participated in the first Mission of Mercy held in MN in 2012. I was assigned to be a patient escort. There are many different areas where you have the opportunity to escort patients from one station to the next and help them be on their way.

It was a fun and exciting experience to be given a strong leadership role. After the lines died down, I assisted with transporting used dental instruments to the dental sterilization instruments table. Patients will also need to know certain areas such as restroom or the waiting room to find their other family members that are also waiting for them.

There are different shift times that you can sign up for. I signed up for 5 a.m.-12 p.m. for a one-day shift and was able to network with other dentists too. If you want to volunteer for both shifts you are able to stay at a hotel nearby. Depending on your shift: breakfast, lunch and a free T-shirt will be provided!

This was an experience that I knew I was giving back to the community! I had such a great experience that I wanted to share this event with you all.

For those that are looking for more leadership experience, building confidence in the ability to guide patients and watch other passionate dentists work on these patients, this is an event that you don’t want to miss!

If you have any further questions, please contact me- Jessica Nguyen: nguy1716@umn.edu

Good luck with the rest of your exams and see you at the last meeting (Practicing Dentist Board and Elections) Monday, April 21st at 6-7 p.m. in MCB  2-120.

It’s been a pleasure to serve you all this year.
~PDC

 

Next Pre-Dental Club Meeting-March 31st

Hi Pre-Dental student friends,

I hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing Spring Break!

Just a reminder that we have our penultimate Pre-Dental Club meeting scheduled for next Monday, March 31st in MCB 2-120 at 6-7 p.m.

We will be discussing about research and volunteering opportunities.

Can’t wait to see you there!

~PDC

Save the Date: Collaborative Healthcare Event

Hi Pre-Dental student friends!

There is a great opportunity that I wanted to share with you all. Pre-Pharmacy is hosting a Collaborative Healthcare event where other pre-health students and guest speakers from different health professions will be attending. This is a beneficial event because every health profession must work as a team in order to provide the best quality care for a patient.

Join us in discussing a case study that needs the collaboration of every health profession to determine how to treat a certain patient case. This is your start to see what it’s like to be part of a interprofessional-related case study and to meet with other pre-health professions.

There will also be an in-depth section specific to each profession, so I hope to see you, Pre-Dent students represent and wear your Pre-Dent T-Shirts!

Space is limited, so please sign up early! 

The date of the event will be on Thursday, April 17th from 6-8 p.m. in STSS 412.

Please RSVP for the event at http://z.umn.edu/chcevent, there will be limited spots. More information on the event can be found at this link, http://prepharm.wordpress.com/benefits-of-membership/collaborative-health-care-event/.

Have a great Spring Break and see you at the Collaborative Healthcare event!

~PDC

Spring 2014: 2nd Pre-Dental Club Meeting

Good morning, Pre-Dental student friends!

We hope you had a great weekend-hopefully you all got to participate in the annual Give Kids a Smile Day in any participating dental clinic!

Ever thought about specializing or want to know what it’s like?

This upcoming meeting next Monday, February 17th at 6-7 p.m. in MCB 2-120 will be our Dental Specialty Student Board

See you there and have a great week while you’re studying for your first exam of the semester!

~PDC

NEW Pre-Dental Club Meeting Dates

Hi Pre-Dental student friends,

Thank you for your patience. Below are the dates for every meeting scheduled for Spring 2014.

These dates will also be posted in the “Pre-Dental Club Meeting Schedule” tab.

All meetings are held in MCB 2-120 at 6-7 p.m.

1st Meeting-Scholarship and FundingMonday, February 3rd

2nd Meeting- Dental Specialty Student Board: Monday, February 17th

3rd Meeting-Research and VolunteeringMonday, March 31st

4th Meeting-Practicing Dentist Board and New Board ElectionsMonday, April 21st

Stay warm and we will see you at our first meeting of the spring semester!

~PDC

CANCELED Meeting: Pre-Dental Club (Monday, January 27, 2014)

Hi Pre-Dental student friends!

Due to the extreme weather conditions tomorrow, the University of Minnesota has cancelled morning and evening classes. For this reason, we have also canceled tomorrow’s Pre-Dental Club meeting scheduled to be in MCB 2-120 at 6-7 p.m.

We are working to re-schedule the meeting and will be posted when the date has been decided.

Happy studying, stay warm, and be safe!

~PDC

New Year-Spring 2014

Welcome back, Pre-Dental student friends!

We hope you had a wonderful and relaxing break! A new year brings new events!

Our next meeting is scheduled for next Monday, January 27th in MCB 2-120 from 6-7 p.m.

T-Shirts

For those that have order T-shirts last semester-they are now ready and will be distributed at our upcoming meeting!

UMN Predent is now on TWITTER!

Follow us @predentumn for updates, opportunities, news, and reminders!

January is almost over and February is national dental health month!

For those that are looking for volunteering events, I strongly recommend Give Kids a Smile Day (If you are looking for leadership and volunteering opportunities-this is a great way to gain experience and work and get to know your fellow pre-dental students from the club better.)

Sign up here!

Give Kids A Smile Day

University of Minnesota

February 8th, 2014 is when Give Kids a Smile Day at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.  Consider volunteering by clicking this link and filling out the required fields. Register ASAP!

If you have questions, contact umngkas@gmail.com.  We look forward to seeing your registration and working together on February 8th, 2014.
We hope to see you at the next meeting and have a great first week of school!
~PDC