Tag Archives: Dental Medicine

Required and Recommended Coursework by Dental School

The ADEA AADSAS® Participating Dental Schools Required and Recommended Courses chart is a helpful resource for prospective dental school applicants to easily access required and recommended coursework. Traditionally, dental schools expect applicants to complete two semesters (three quarters) of biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry and physics. It’s important to know how dental schools differ on the additional classes they require, so we encourage students to thoroughly research each school they are interested in applying to for any additional prerequisites.

GoDental Recruitment Event March 16 in Chicago

The holidays may be over, but there’s still time to give yourself the gift of knowledge.

The 2019 ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event on March 16 in Chicago, IL, is THE opportunity to find answers to your most pressing questions about the dental school admissions process.

Register today for FREE!

With more than 50 U.S. dental schools represented, this is a must-attend event for prospective dental school applicants! Take advantage of this opportunity to leave a lasting impression on representatives from dental schools you might apply to as soon as next summer.

Plus, be inspired by future classmates and walk away with the confidence and tools you need to be a standout candidate and successfully submit your application.

View the agenda and hotel information at adea.org/godental19.

A limited amount of travel assistance will be available to individuals traveling from outside the Chicago area. Applications for travel assistance, which are completed during registration, will close at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on February 15, 2019. Individuals that submitted a complete travel assistance application by the deadline will receive an email about the status of their request no later than February 22, 2019.

Navy Medicine Student Programs

For students looking for ways to help finance their health care professions:

Health Services Collegiate Program (HSCP)

The HSCP is a scholarship program designed to provide financial incentives for students in designated health care professions to complete degree/certification requirements and obtain a commission in the Medical Corps (MC), Dental Corps (DC), or Medical Service Corps (MSC). The following specialties are routinely eligible to apply for HSCP:

  • Medical school
  • Dental school
  • Health care administration
  • Pharmacy school
  • Environmental health
  • Physician Assistant programs.

Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)

HPSP is a true scholarship program designed to provide financial incentives for students to attend a school to be a physician, dentist, physician assistant, optometrist, or clinical psychologist to ultimately receive an appointment as an officer in the Unites States Navy.

Nurse Candidate Program (NCP)

NCP is a program designed to provide financial incentives to nursing students obtaining their BSN from an accredited nursing school.

For further information, you can contact HM1 (FMF) Alex Locklear by email.

RIT’s Incredible Repository of Internships, Co-ops, and Research Opportunities

RIT’s Co-op/Internships and Summer Research Opportunities in the Life Sciences

All of the information in this post comes to you from our colleagues at RIT. You can view the full RIT page maintained by Tom Frederick here.

Lists also include Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) opportunities in:

All opportunities are PAID, unless otherwise indicated.

This Co-op website is organized into the categories below. Simply click on the underlined link to view the co-op posting category.

2018 Updates to Summary of State and Federal Loan Forgiveness Programs for Allied Dental Providers

As you consider dental school, it may be helpful to see what your state offers in loan-forgiveness programs!

ADEA publishes a summary of state and federal student loan repayment and forgiveness programs for dentists, dental hygienists and allied dental providers. The summary includes information on state-sponsored loan forgiveness programs, states participating in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) state loan repayment program, states participating in the HRSA National Health Service Corps loan repayment program and other federal programs. View the updated list for programs available in your state.

Dentists, dental hygienists and allied dental providers from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are eligible for the federal and state student loan repayment programs outlined here.

Harvard ASDA Pre Dental Conference 2018

From the Harvard School of Dental Medicine:

Hello Middlebury College Students,

The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine invites all pre-dental students to attend our 10th Annual Pre-Dental Mini-Conference on Friday, November 30th from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.

The mission of our annual event is to connect pre-dental students with valuable resources and opportunities as they prepare for applying to dental schools, and provide them with unique perspectives on dental school and the dental profession. Pre-dental students will have the opportunity to meet and chat with the Director of Admissions, faculty members, current dental students, and fellow pre-dental students from different schools.

SPOTS ARE LIMITED, so we kindly ask that you register at least a week in advance for this event! (Our auditorium only seats about 70 people.) We also ask that you use your FIRST and LAST name so that you can be identified upon check-in.

Attire for the event: Business Casual
Cost: Free!

Please RSVP here if you would like to attend this fascinating conference!



5:30- 5:45 Set-up / Registration
5:45- 6:30 Dinner and Meet and Mingle with Current Students and Fellow Pre-Dents
6:30- 7:00 Brief Welcome, Overview of Schedule, Admissions Talk
7:00- 7:30 Guest Speaker
7:30- 8:30 Q&A Panel with Dental Students


Public Transportation: Take the Green Line (E) to the Longwood stop. Walk up Longwood to 190 Longwood Avenue

Public parking is available near the campus:

  • Best Western Hotel, 342 Longwood Ave. For rates please call them at 617.431.4700.
  • MASCO Parking located at 375 Longwood Ave. For rates please call them at 617.632.2881
  • 333 Longwood Ave. For rates please call them at 617.734.8384.


Questions? Contact:




Harvard School of Dental Medicine
190 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


November 30th, 2015, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

5 Things To Consider For a Productive Pre-Health Thanksgiving Break

1. Update Your Resume.

When applying for opportunities, your resume, cover letter, and application materials are your first impression. These documents will help you land an interview, so it is important to detail your experience and accomplishments clearly and concisely.

While there is no one right way to write a resume, there are guidelines you should follow to convey a positive, meaningful message. Additionally, for each position you apply for, you should write a new cover letter that is geared toward that specific job and company/organization.

To get started:

  • Review the Resume and Cover Letter Guide for all majors and industries. This guide outlines suggestions for formatting, organization, and content and can walk you through the process of creating either document. Included is also a list of action verbs.

  • Utilize the list of Core Professional Competencies to highlight the skills you have gained during your experiences

  • View resume samples here

2. Start a First Draft of Your Personal Statement.

It is never too early to work on your personal statement. Starting early can relieve a lot of stress when it comes down to the application cycle. Starting early allows you to have family, friends, and your advisors read it over. Expect there will be many drafts over time. Learn from the experts:

3. Volunteer.

Use your break to dip your toe into a service opportunity. Or research where you’d like to volunteer when you return to campus. Service of some kind is fully integrated into the health care professional’s undergraduate experience. Most applicants have a strong sense of service, of wanting to help others feel better, making health care work better, and, in many cases, giving back to their communities. There are many ways for you to engage in the community and you can design your own service path. Admissions boards value engagement in community service as a way to demonstrate respect toward others with very different life circumstances, empathy, and cultural sensitivity. They want students to demonstrate a desire to help others and sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings. Ideal applicants demonstrate a desire to alleviate others’ distress; recognize and act on his/her responsibilities to society, locally, nationally, and globally. The average medical school applicant has 100 hours of community service when they apply.

4. Shadow.

Again, consider using this time to research clinical shadowing experiences. A strong emphasis is placed on your clinical exposure to medicine and patient care, including time spent shadowing, working in clinics, and other patient-care settings. Clinical experience is defined as direct interaction with patients and hands-on involvement in the care of conscious patients in a health care related environment, attending to their health maintenance, progression, or end of life needs. The average applicant has 45-50 hours of patient contact.

5. Take a break, have fun, be yourself.

Spend time relaxing and celebrating with family and friends. After giving your all these last few months, you deserve it!