Passport to Dentistry Program
One of the major challenges faced by the dental profession today is the recruitment of qualified dental school applicants who are capable of serving the nation’s future oral healthcare needs. The Passport to Dentistry Program has been designed to provide potential dental school applicants the opportunity to explore the world of dentistry as a career option. Through a challenging combination of academic and experiential activities participants will gain insight and a greater appreciation for the dental profession.
The program consists of presentations, discussions with current dental students, a tour of the facilities and directed laboratory exercises.
Preparing for a Career in Dental Medicine Overview
Introduction and Overview to Dental Careers and Specialties: Students are introduced to the rewards and challenges of a career in dental medicine. Topics include options available to dental professionals as well as the scope of dental practice.
The Application Process: Students are presented with step-by-step guidelines for applying to dental schools. Topics discussed include: letters of recommendation, personal statement, interviewing skills, the computerized application process, application timelines, optimizing non-academic accomplishments, and selection of schools.
The next Passport program will be offered in May 2016.
|8:15 to 9 a.m.||Introductions and Breakfast|
|9 to 10 a.m.||Careers in Dentistry: An Overview|
|10 a.m. to Noon||The Application Process|
|Noon to 1 p.m.||Lunch with the Students|
|1 to 2 p.m.||Tour of the School and Clinics|
|2 to 4 p.m.||Preclinical and Laboratory Exercises|
Ms. Tricia Avolt