Short Courses for Pre-dental Students

Short Courses for Pre-dental Students

Look No Further. Get Started Today. Call: 888-839-9997 e-mail: [email protected] 20 Minutes Free Consultation Dental Experience – Pre-dental Short Courses Dental schools are looking for applicants who have had exposure to the dental field.  One of the greatest ways to get this kind of experience is to work in clinical dental environments. Beyond this, many dental schools offer short courses that give students the chance to spend any where from a day to several weeks learning more about the dental profession. These structured programs may offer the opportunity to shadow or volunteer with dentists.  Some offer DAT preparation and others even provide guidance on the dental school application process. Almost all of them also provide an opportunity for applicants to participate in simulation labs in dentistry.  These labs are a great opportunity to practice manual dexterity, learn to work with dental instruments, and get a better sense of what the manual work of a dentist entails. These courses can serve as a great opportunity to learn more about the dental profession and demonstrate commitment to the field. Below is a list of programs that offer short courses for pre-dental students. Note that the information provided her is subject to change. For the most up to date information, we encourage applicants to contact the school directly. University of Alabama School of Dentistry,  Birmingham, AL Link to course: The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) Course duration: 6 weeks Course fee: Free. Stipend $600 What’s covered in the course: A combination of clinical exposure, shadowing, and interprofessional experiences. Participation in weekly preceptorship pairings with health professionals in the field as well...
Dentistry Post-Baccalaureate Programs Record Enhancer

Dentistry Post-Baccalaureate Programs Record Enhancer

  Look No Further. Get Started Today. 888-839-9997 20 Minutes Free Consultation Record Enhancer Post-Baccalaureate Programs in Dentistry:  These post-baccalaureate programs are tailored towards applicants who have already taken the pre-requisite courses for dental school as part of their undergraduate education and are looking to take additional courses to improve their academic performance before applying to dental school. Record enhancer post-bacc programs are listed below in this section. To learn more about which post-bacc program is the ideal fit for you, contact us today at 1(888) 839 – 9997 or [email protected] for a free 20 minute consultation! Institution: California State University – Los Angeles Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program for Pre-Health ProfessionalsMinimum GPA Required for Admission: 3.0Success Rate: 48% are being admitted into medical schools (i.e. Western University, USC, UCLA, and UCIrvine)Standardized Test Required: No test requiredApplication Requirements:– 2 sets of Official Transcript– Personal Statement– 2 letters of recommendation/evaluation (at least one letter must be from a faculty person)– Official copy of standardized test score (MCAT, DAT, OAT, GRE, etc) – if applicable– Letter of rejection – if applicable– Letter of waiting list status – if applicable– Expanding Opportunities for Pre-health Professionals program cover page – if applicablePrerequisite Courses:– General Biology with Lab (1 year)– General Chemistry with Lab (1 year)– Organic Chemistry with Lab (1 year)– General Physics with Lab (1 year)– College Mathematics (1 quarter/semester)– General Genetics with Lab (1 quarter/semester)– Cell Biology with Lab (1 quarter/semester)Admission Deadline: May 15thEmail Address: [email protected] Number: 323-343-2050Website: https://goo.gl/FsCHi9———————————————————————————————-Institution: California State University, East Bay Pre-Health Sciences Professional Certificate ProgramMinimum GPA Required for Admission: 2.8Success Rate: No record yet (formal program started at 2010) – (6 students have...
Becoming a Competitive Applicant for Dental School Part V

Becoming a Competitive Applicant for Dental School Part V

Need step by step advice on how to make yourself a more competitive candidate for dental school? Look no further! Click Here Now Look No Further. Get Started Today. Call: 888-839-9997 e-mail: [email protected] 20 Minutes Free Consultation Part V: Community Service as a Pre-Dental Student Community service is an integral part of a dental school application as it demonstrates a commitment to improving the lives of those who are less fortunate. Community service can be virtually any experience that improves the lives of others. Examples of community service include volunteering at a local homeless shelter, tutoring children from underserved backgrounds, and serving as a coach to children with disabilities. Here are a few important pointers about community service: Show a long-term commitment to community service: Participating in a soup kitchen three times or serving at your local homeless shelter on Thanksgiving and Christmas does not do much to bolster the community service aspect of your dental school application. On the other hand, working at a local homeless shelter for an entire year and helping implement programs that improves the lives of the homeless population could make a difference in your application. Traveling abroad to do community service counts:  If you spend a summer in another country working as a volunteer for an organization that is trying to improve the lives and livelihoods of indigent populations in the community, this experience will be considered valuable community service and will help strengthen your application to dental school. Students travel abroad with various organizations helping build homes, schools, clinics, etc. Use your community service to demonstrate leadership: One of the most impressive...
Becoming a Competitive Applicant for Dental School Part V

Becoming a Competitive Applicant for Dental School Part IV

Need step by step advice on how to make yourself a more competitive candidate for dental school? Look no further! Click Here Now Look No Further. Get Started Today. Call: 888-839-9997 e-mail: [email protected] 20 Minutes Free Consultation Part IV: Research Experience as a Pre-Dental Student Dental schools prefer applicants with research experience. Research could help you build a stronger application for dental school and it can help you build your skills as a critical thinker. While most pre-dental students do biomedical research, if done properly, research experience in virtually any field is looked upon favorably because the general approach to conducting research is similar across various disciplines. One way to decide which type of research you should conduct is to ask yourself what interests you most. If you enjoy working in the laboratory, basic science research would be a great option. If you prefer interacting with others, you may want to participate in survey-based research where you could conduct interviews with study participants. Dental clinical research may also give you the opportunity to interact with patients who are subjects in a study. Regardless of what setting you choose; make sure you get involved in an experience where you are not just performing mundane technical tasks but you are also involved in high-level thinking and problem-solving.  It may be difficult to take on your own project if you have no previous research experience, but even if you are assisting, find a research project where you could contribute to the study design, the interpretation of data, and the write up of your research. Dental schools will be highly impressed by your...
Becoming a Competitive Applicant for Dental School Part V

Becoming a Competitive Applicant for Dental School Part III

Need step by step advice on how to make yourself a more competitive candidate for dental school? Look no further! Click Here Now Look No Further. Get Started Today. Call: 888-839-9997 e-mail: [email protected] 20 Minutes Free Consultation Part III: Clinical Experience for Pre-dental students Gaining Clinical Experiences in Dentistry: Having clinical experience in dentistry is absolutely essential for pre-dental students. As we mentioned earlier, dental schools do not want to take their chances on someone who does not know anything about the dental profession and has not thoroughly explored the field. The more thoroughly you explore the dental profession, the stronger your application. Remember, shadowing a parent who is a dentist or having clinical exposure during high school is not sufficient clinical experience. Does Paid Clinical Experience Count? Both volunteer and paid clinical experiences add value to your dental school application. We encourage students to choose the experience that affords them the greatest opportunity to observe dental care in action and get an understanding of the dental profession. Volunteer experiences tend to be better in this regard, but some paid experiences can be valuable. If you are a paid dental assistant (DA), registered dental assistant (RDA), x-ray technician and/or dental hygienist, these experiences are considered very impressive on your application. When Should I get Involved in Clinical Experience as a Pre-dental Student? It is always wise to get involved in clinical experience early on. We recommend that you begin gaining exposure to clinical dentistry during your freshman year of college or as early as you decide that you want to be a dentist. The good news is that you...
Becoming a Competitive Applicant for Dental School Part V

Becoming a Competitive Applicant for Dental School Part II

Need step by step advice on how to make yourself a more competitive candidate for dental school? Look no further! Click Here Now Look No Further. Get Started Today. Call: 888-839-9997 e-mail: [email protected] 20 Minutes Free Consultation Getting a High Pre-dental GPA: Getting a high pre-dental GPA is not as challenging as it seems if you plan your courses appropriately. Whether you are an undergraduate or you have returned to school to pursue dentistry, consider planning your coursework early on. This means having a general idea of what courses you are going to take and when you are going to take each course. It is very important to be realistic in this process. Students sometimes get ambitious and take three or four challenging science courses in one quarter/semester, which can be overwhelming. We suggest you balance difficult courses with less challenging ones and take a combination of science and non-science courses together. Thinking about scientific concepts requires using a different part of your brain than thinking about the humanities. When you combine different types of courses, you are not just putting pressure on one part of your brain. We always encourage students to talk to upperclassmen and seek their advice about what combination of courses they recommend. Having said that, you also want to demonstrate to dental schools that you can handle multiple challenging courses at the same time so taking too many easy courses at once is also a bad idea. You can start with a lighter load earlier in your education and gradually take heavier courses to the extent that you are comfortable. Remember it is best...