Great to see you all at the meeting on Monday! :) (If you missed it, see the meeting minutes here.
At our meeting Liz Holm came to speak about funding your dental education. She provided us with the following resources:
-National Health Service Corps scholarships: http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/-ADEA website. Lots of good information here, and this link offers tips for financing a dental education: http://www.adea.org/GoDental/Money_Matters/Financing_Options.aspx-The Explore Health Careers website has general information and also some funding tips:-The One Stop website also offers tips on searching for scholarships, though much of this information is geared toward undergraduate students: http://onestop.umn.edu/finances/financial_aid/scholarships/index.html
OFFICER ELECTION INFOElections for the 2015-2016 Pre-Dental Club board will be held at our next meeting on Monday, April 27 at 6 pm in MCB 2-120. The officer positions are President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Public Relations, and Webmaster. If you are interested in running for an officer position(s), please email Petra at firstname.lastname@example.org indicating which position(s) you will be running for. During the elections, each candidate will give a brief (5 minute max) speech introducing him/herself and indicating why he/she would be a good fit for the position. In order to be an eligible candidate, you must be a paid member of the Pre-Dental Club who has attended at least 4 Pre-Dental Club meetings/events this year, and you must be a full-time University of Minnesota student next year.
The next Pre-Dental Club meeting will be held on Monday, April 27th.
Enjoy the rest of your week!
Thanks to all who made it to the meeting on Monday. Hope you enjoyed learning about dental specialties from the prosthodontist, endodontist, and oral surgeons who spoke to our group.
If you have any questions about the AmeriCorps VISTA position at CDC, please email Nassim Sarkarati at email@example.com. The application is due April 3rd. A flyer with more information is available on the meeting minutes page.
Dear University of MN Pre-dental Club Members, Hello! We are offering a two-week Summer Dental School Experience program at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry for rising juniors and seniors interested in pursuing a career in dentistry. This program contains the following features (plus more):
- It’s FREE!
- DAT preparation through mini review sessions in biology and chemistry (general and organic chemistry)
- Hands-on experiences to develop psychomotor skills
- Writing sessions for personal statements and essays
- Individual advising session with the Assistant Dean for Admissions and Diversity
- Oral health disparities discussions and potential research topics
Applications are due April 1, 2015.
For more information on the Summer Dental School Experience, student qualifications, and application materials, please visit: http://www.dentistry.umn.edu/programs-admissions/building-bridges/summer-program/index.htm and check out the attached brochure.
Have a wonderful day!
Ph.D. Program Director, Building Bridges to a Career in Dentistry Assistant Dean, Office of Admissions and Diversity
DAT study groups are held every Monday in MCB 2-120 from 6-8 pm (except for meeting Mondays). There are plenty of prep books available for checkout in the Health Careers Center on the 2nd floor of Moos.
The next Pre-Dental Club meeting will be held on Monday, March 30th.. hope to see you all there!
It was great seeing you at our meeting on Monday. We hope you learned a lot about shadowing and volunteerism from our speaker, Dr. Kyle Smith. If you have questions about UMN Give Kids A Smile, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also at our meeting, we presented a plethora of volunteer opportunities. The info and contacts for these can be found in the attached meeting slides, or in the meeting minutes here.
A NOTE FROM ASDA:
Hello ASDA Pre-dental Students!Our next event will be at noon on Sunday, February 8th in the 3M Pre-clinic (4th floor Moos Tower). At this event, pre-dents will be taking alginate impressions and pouring up casts with help from dental students. You will also get to take home the cast that you made! Food will be provided.If you have not already registered for ASDA Pre-dental, you can do so at this event!Please let us know if you have questions!Katie and Mitch
GKAS Day is coming up this weekend, February 7th!
Hope you are enjoying your holiday break thus far!
Our next meeting will be held on January 26th at 6pm in MCB Room 2-120 (Note: This is next door to where we were meeting for the fall 2014 semester). This meeting will be focused on an overview of the dental field, shadowing, and volunteering. Dr. Marshall, a practicing dentist, will be present to share his experiences, information on shadowing, and will be available to answer questions. Also present will be the Give Kids A Smile team from the U of M. They will explain their mission, the volunteering opportunity, and provide a chance to sign up for the event taking place on February 7th.
We also have received the t-shirts and will be distributing to those who ordered them at the meeting!
A little late to post, but here are some recaps of previous meetings and some additional information you might find helpful.
If you missed October’s meeting we had a great panel of current Minnesota dental students answering questions about dental school and the journey to get there.
For November’s meeting we had Dr. Naty Lopez, the Assistant Dean for Admissions and Diversity at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, come to speak about how to be a competitive applicant for dental schools. Meeting minutes and PowerPoint Presentation can be found here.
Also, thank you to all who came to our meeting/workshop on Monday, December 1st. We reviewed how to sign up for your DENTPIN and how to fill out a competitive application.
Here are some of the links from the meeting:
The next Pre-Dental Club meeting will be held after break, we’ll keep you posted when we finalize a date.
Good luck on finals and Happy Holidays!
A MESSAGE FROM ASDA
Hello UMN Predental students!
If you are interested in joining ASDA predental or are already a member, please click on the doodle link below and RSVP. We can help you register for ASDA Predental at the event on Dec. 4th.
There are also some additional benefits of joining ASDA!
- There are weekly lunch and learns in Moos Tower for ASDA members on Wednesdays at 12:05. Please let us know if you are interested in attending these lunch and learn events! There are speakers on various topics in dentistry, such as, how to set up your own practice, how to market your practice, new technology in dentistry, etc.
- Also, there are videos on the MN ASDA website with helpful tips on things like, how to write a personal statement.
- Tentatively planned ASDA events:
- Presentation by a faculty member from admissions
- Impression Session
- Sealant session
- Condense and Carve amalgam
Please let us know if you have questions!
Katie and MitchSAVE THE DATEGive Kids A Smile at the University of Minnesota Pediatric Clinic will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015.
Thanks to all who could make it to Monday night’s meeting; if you missed it for whatever reason or want to revisit a topic the meeting minutes can be found here.
Many of you have had questions about joining ASDA. Please see the message below from Katie and Mitch, the ASDA representatives who spoke at our meeting:
Hello UMN Predental students!
Thank you for letting us speak about ASDA Predental at your meeting! We had a great time chatting about what ASDA Predental has to offer.
We hope that many of you will consider joining ASDA Pre-dental. We would love to have you join the ASDA Minnesota chapter and attend ASDA Predental events at the dental school. As a reminder, ASDA Pre-dental membership has many great benefits, including:
- hands-on events at the School of Dentistry (Wax and relax, Impression session, Sealant session, drill and fill)
- access to a UMN dental student mentor
- 10% off Crack the DAT and 25% off Chad’s Videos
- ASDA’s “Guide to Getting Into Dental School”
- ASDA’s publications/newsletters
To join ASDA, you can go to the following site: http://asdanet.org/joinnow.aspx .
Click on 2015 Predental Membership application. You can register for an ASDA account. The site will tell you to log in with your user and password, then select the “Join ASDA” button. Fill out the form and select the University of Minnesota as the ASDA Chapter that referred you. The fee for ASDA Pre-dental membership is $63.
Once you have completed your ASDA application, send us the confirmation email. The first 10 students to register and email us will receive a Minnesota ASDA drinking glass.
You can also join ASDA at the first ASDA Predental event. The first event will be the Wax and Relax at the University of Minnesota SOD. This event will be held at the end of October and we will have stations available for Pre-dental students to join ASDA. More information on this event will follow.
We hope to see you in October! Please let us know if you have any questions!
Katie and Mitch
The next Pre-Dental Club meeting will be held on October 20 at 6 pm. Hope to see you there!
Hi Pre-Dental Club friends!
Welcome back! We are excited to start off the school year strong with our first Pre-Dental Club meeting coming up on Monday, September 22 at 6 pm in MCB 2-122.
** Note the location has changed, we will be meeting next door to last year’s room.
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: