I hope everyone brushed and flossed their teeth after eating all those sweets at the ice cream sundae bar.
At the meeting, a fellow PDC member Tom Coyne talked about a great volunteering opportunity with Habitat for Humanity over winter break. If you have any questions for him, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The rest of the meeting was dedicated to eating ice cream sundaes, getting to know fellow predents, and working on some practice DAT problems. Tom’s slides about the Habitat for Humanity trip, and the practice DAT problems can be found in the meeting minutes here.
Remember to mark your calendars for Thursday, December 3th at 7:15 for our social event at Applebee’s. It will be a great night filled with good food and even better company! (Food won’t be provided free) You can RSVP here.
The next Pre-Dental Club meeting will be held on Monday, December 7th, Dr. Naty Lopez (Assistant Dean of Admissions for the UMN Dental School) will be coming to speak about what it takes to be a competitive applicant. This a meeting you don’t want to miss! Hope to see you all there!
As always, it was great seeing everyone at our meeting on Monday.
At the meeting, we had a Kaplan brand ambassador talk about what Kaplan has to offer for DAT test prep materials, a student talked about a new club called C.U.R.E.D, and a couple more students talked about a new club called Operation Smile. The majority of the meeting was dedicated to our Dental Student Panel. Club members got to ask the dental students many questions and hear their stories about getting into dental school and about being in dental school now. The info and contacts can be found in the meeting minutes here.
We also voted on t-shirt designs and narrowed the options down to two. Keep an eye out for an email within the next couple days to make your final vote on the t-shirts. In order to get a t-shirt, you must pay your membership fee. If you have not paid yet and would like a t-shirt, you can contact a pre-dental officer by emailing them or send us a message on Facebook.
The next Pre-Dental Club meeting will be held on Monday, November 16th, half of the next meeting will be an ice cream social, and the other half we will work through sample DAT problems. Hope to see you all there!
Just a reminder that there is a meeting taking place tonight from 6-7 pm in MCB (Molecular and Cellular Biology), Room 2-120!
- Kaplan DAT study materials
- New Student Groups
- Vote on YOUR favorite Pre-Dental Club t-shirt ideas
- MAIN EVENT: UMN Dental Student Panel!!! Here you will be able to ask current dental students any questions you have about the process of applying, the experience of dental school itself, or any other related questions you might have!
- FREE FOOD!!! Abdul’s Afandy… yum!
Hope to see you there! :D
It was great seeing you at our meeting on Monday. We had almost 65 members attend and the meeting was a success, thanks for stopping by!
At the meeting, we gave an overview of the pre-dental club, went over our goals for the year and membership info. We also had ASDA (American Student Dental Association) reps talk about the benefits of joining the pre-dental chapter of ASDA, and Navy and Army reps discussed scholarship opportunities through the U.S. military. The founder of a new student The Network promoted her group. The info and contacts can be found in the attached meeting slides, or in the meeting minutes here.
One of our goals for the year is to do more social events with the pre-dental club as a whole, so everyone can get to know each other more. Please take this survey so we can put our efforts into planning events you guys want to go to. (Take survey here)
The next Pre-Dental Club meeting will be held on Monday, October 19, we will be hosting a panel of dental students and break into groups with dental students to learn more about what dental schools is like! Hope to see you all there!
Thanks to all who made it to the elections and meeting tonight. The votes have been counted, and the new officers of the 2015-2016 Pre-Dental Club Board are as follows:
President: Eric Bender
Vice President: Nick Stokfisz
Secretary: Nick Fetters
Treasurer: Suchith Ravin
Public Relations: Jacob Jordan
Webmaster: Breanna Besel
Congratulations to the new officers, and thank you to all for a fantastic year.
At the meeting we also talked about productive ways to spend your summer and getting involved with research. To see the PowerPoint Slides and Meeting Minutes, go to this page.
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.
MISSION OF MERCY
Several members of the club have expressed interest in carpooling up to Mission of Mercy (July 16-18 in Duluth) and volunteering together. If you would like to join us, post in the Facebook group or e-mail one of the officers.
On behalf of myself and the other officers from this year, it’s been a pleasure serving you. Good luck on finals, and have a splendid summer.
Just a reminder that Pre-Dental Club elections will be held at our last meeting of the year: Monday, April 27 from 6-7pm in MCB 2-120.
If you are not running for an officer position, we encourage you to attend this meeting to vote for your peers and get information about productive ways to spend your summer strengthening your application, including getting involved in research. A couple of our graduating officers who will be attending dental school next year will be available to answer your questions! As always, there will be food.
See you all Monday!
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:
-The Explore Health Careers website has general information and also some funding tips:
We also talked about the upcoming officer elections. Below is some info to keep in mind:
OFFICER ELECTION INFO
Elections 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 email@example.com 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.
Just a reminder that DAT study groups will continue to be held on Mondays from 6-8 pm in MCB 2-120. There are plenty of prep books that can be checked out for FREE from the Health Careers Center on the 2nd floor of Moos.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The application is due April 3rd. A flyer with more information is available on the meeting minutes page.
SUMMER DENTAL SCHOOL EXPERIENCE
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
Interested students should email MaiSee Moua-McDaniel at email@example.com or call 612-625-7477 to learn more about the program or to ask questions.
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.
Just a reminder that DAT study groups
started this week and will continue every Monday (except when we have meetings) from 6-8 pm in MCB 2-120. You are welcome to stay the whole time or stop by for as long as you like! We will have some prep books available to borrow from the health careers office, but you are welcome to bring your own study materials/textbooks/etc.We distributed t-shirts
at the last meeting. We will also have the tshirts available for pickup at the next meeting on 2/23. An alternative pickup time will be arranged for those who cannot make it to the Monday meetings; we will let you know shortly.
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
The next Pre-Dental Club meeting will be held on Monday, February 23.. hope to see you all there!
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!