First Meeting!

Our first meeting will be next week on Monday, September 25th! We will be meeting at 6PM in MCB Room 2-120 (The building with the big molecule out front)

Topics of discussion will include volunteering opportunities and fundraising, as well as a discussion by ASDA dental students to discuss events they will be hosting throughout the year and reasons to join!

P.S. I’ve heard there’s food too

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NEXT MEETING!

Hello Pre-Dents!

NEXT MEETING

  • Monday, March 27th, 2017 from 6pm-7pm
 We will be having Dr. Naty Lopez, an Associate Professor in the Department of Primary Dental Care and Assistant Dean of Admissions and Diversity for the School of Dentistry at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Lopez will be discussing how to become a competitive applicant, explaining how the admissions committee evaluates applications, and she will be able to answer just about any question regarding the application that you may have.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Lopez.

If you have been before, we would advise attending anyway, as Dr. Lopez always seems to bring new insight.

 

Best,

PDC

FINAL MEETING – April 25th Meeting Recap

Hi Pre-Dents!

Thanks to all who made it to the last meeting tonight. Can’t believe this year is already coming to an end!
  • At the meeting Dr. Karl Self came and talked about oral health disparities, access to care, and team-based care. To see his PowerPoint Slides go to this page.
  • Another reminder do ORDER DONUTS! You can find the order form and other info about your yummy donuts on our facebook page—-> https://www.facebook.com/umnpredent/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
  • If you are looking for something to do this Friday, the pre-dental club is co-hosting an event with the BioChemistry Club. It’s a Brewing Seminar Friday 4/29 from 4:30-6 in Bruinincks Hall 312. If you are 21+, you can test test the beer! You can still come and learn about how to brew beer even if you aren’t 21.
  • As always, you can access our meeting minutes and presentation from the meeting here.

You all have contributed your time, energy, and enthusiasm into the club and have made this an awesome school year, and we are so excited for what is to come next year. Good luck on all of your finals, DATs, shadowing, and whatever else you are doing!

We also owe a huge thank you to the great leadership of our president, Eric Bender, and VP, Nick Stokfisz, as they tirelessly worked to continually improve this club.

NEXT MEETING
Our next meeting will be held in September, so keep an eye out for an email from the new officers as fall approaches. In the meantime, stay posted via our Facebook group (University of Minnesota Pre-Dental Club) and follow us on Twitter (@predentumn) for periodic updates.
Best,
PDC

March 28nd Meeting Recap

Hello Pre-Dents!

Thanks to all that came and participated in elections this past meeting. There was a great turnout with people running and voting. If you were unable to attend meeting, this is what you missed:

  • Jacob Jordan and Meera Damodaran (the President of Operation Smile) talked about an Operation Smile event called “Kick it with the Kids” on April 30th. It is a kickball tournament that costs $5 to play. You can assemble or join a team of 10 people. Check out the UMN Operation Smile Facebook page for more info.
  • The majority of meeting was dedicated to elections. Everyone who ran did a phenomenal job and congrats to everyone that won. Here are the winners:
    • President: Jacob Jordan
    • Vice President: Waverly Slette
    • Secretary: Ryan Moylan
    • Treasurer: Anna Riester
    • Public Relations: Breanna Besel
    • Webmaster: Lizzy Purtell
    • Social Chair: Jordyn Dwyer
  • Our ‘Dinner w/ Dentists’ event is coming up soon!  It is April 18th in the Mississippi Room in Coffman from 6:30-7:45. It will be about $15 a head (free for dentists). Save the date and add to your Google Calendar!
    • We need YOUR HELP in getting dentists to this event. Please send this document (filled in with names) to any dentists you know that might be willing to participate in our event. 🙂
  • After elections, club members got together and practiced interview questions. Older members shared advice with younger members that they thought might be helpful for pre-dental students. If any group members would like to practice interview questions or receive pre-dental advice, just contact the club.
  • We have a Krispy Kreme fundraiser coming up to raise money for our upcoming Dinner with Dentists event. It’s $10/dozen ($12 for specialty). You can order yours with this Order Form. Pick-up date and location not set in stone, but likely Thursday and Friday, April 21st and 22nd.

You can find the presentations and meeting minutes on our website’s Meeting Minutes page.

NEXT MEETING
The next Pre-Dental Club meeting will be held on Monday, April 25. Hope to see you all there!

Best,

PDC

February 22nd Meeting Recap

Hello Pre-Dents!

As usual it was great seeing you at our meeting on Monday. There was a lot of information packed into the meeting so if you couldn’t make the meeting, here’s what you missed:

  • Myke from the EPPA Medical Scribe Program spoke about the opportunities available working as a medical scribe. If you’d like more information please fill out this form (no obligation – just for more info). Alternatively, visit our Meeting Minutes page to see his flyer / contact info.
  • Officers Eric and Nick provided information and resources regarding studying for the DAT, picking a dental school, and applying. Their notes can be seen both in the posted PowerPoint and Meeting Minutes. Find these resources on our website’s Meeting Minutes page.
  •  The meeting ended with a tour of the dental school given by a current dental student.
  • Our ‘Dinner w/ Dentists’ event is set in stone!  Save the date and add to your Google Calendar!
    • We need YOUR HELP in getting dentists to this event. Please send this document (filled in with names) to any dentists you know that might be willing to participate in our event. 🙂
  • Fellow Pre-Dent member Tom Coyne presented the club with this opportunity. Habitat for Humanity will be hosting a Spring Break trip to El Paso, TX, from March 13th – 20th. You will be building homes and working on home maintenance projects. If you are interested, you can e-mail Thomas Coyne at thomas.coyne@uofmhabitat.org.
  • Eric Bender was nice enough to share with everyone a compiled list of all the dental schools in a google spreadsheet. The spreadsheet contains information about each dental school like their requirements and prices. You can access it here. This list is current as of August 2013, and you will need to cross-reference the information.

 

NEXT MEETING
The next Pre-Dental Club meeting will be held on Monday, March 28. Hope to see you all there!

Best,

PDC

January 25th Meeting Recap

Hi all,

I hope everyone is having a great first couple weeks back at school. Thank you to the members that came to the meeting on Monday! We had quite a few new members, which is always great to see.

The majority of the meeting was dedicated to Dr. Kyle Smith speaking about shadowing and volunteering. He gave a ton of great advice about how to get started with each and add some great experience to your dental applications. You can check out the meeting minutes link here to review his presentation and to review the meeting minutes we wrote up.

If you signed up for a GKAS, remember the event is taking place next weekend!  2/6!  You should have received an e-mail regarding your volunteer assignment.  If not, email gkas@umn.edu.

Keep an eye out for an email about an upcoming social event!

NEXT MEETING
The next Pre-Dental Club meeting will be held on Monday, February 22. See you all then!

Best,

PDC