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US Army Health Professions Scholarship Program Webinar October 25

Are you considering Medical School? This is an exciting time as you prepare for a Career in Medicine and a future of making a difference in the lives of those you care for. Not only can Medical School be rewarding, it can also become a large financial liability. Learn how the Army Medical Department’s Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) can ease the financial liability of Medical School. Attend the Medical School of your choice, in the United States, and continue your Graduate Medical Education in the Country’s top GME programs. Find out how you will become part of the World’s Largest and most comprehensive Health Care System.

Register online.

Wednesday, October 25, 4:00 pm.

ADEA GoDental Tip of the Week: Shadowing

Dental schools like to see applicants with shadowing experience, as it shows that the student has a solid grasp of what is involved in the practice of dentistry. One critical aspect of practicing dentistry involves understanding patient confidentiality. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, better known as HIPAA, provides strict provisions for safeguarding medical information. Shadowing opportunities enable students to observe first-hand the vital role confidentiality plays in building and maintaining trust with a patient.

Shadowing a dentist will give you the opportunity to confirm and demonstrate your desire to pursue dentistry and also help you picture yourself as a practicing dental professional.

Here are some questions you could ask the dentist or dental specialist you shadow:

  • What do you like most about your work?
  • What do you find challenging about your profession?
  • Would you still pursue dentistry if you could go back in time?
  • What are some of the highlights of your work?
  • What gets you excited about coming to work every day?
  • If you were not practicing dentistry, what would you be doing?
  • How do you balance work and family life?
  • Do you participate in any community service?
  • If you could change something about the practice of dentistry, what would it be?
  • What did you think about your dental school experience? Do you have any advice?
  • What was the most challenging aspect of dental school?

Where do I begin?

  • Start by asking your personal dentist if he or she would be willing to be shadowed.
  • If your personal dentist is unable to be shadowed, ask if he or she can recommend another practitioner.
  • Ask your friends, your classmates, your friends’ parents, or your professors to see if their dentist might be willing to be shadowed.
  • Talk to your health professions advisor.
  • Reach out to your local dental school to see if they have local alumni who would be interested in being shadowed.
  • Get informed about HIPAA – it lets the dentist know you understand this important part of patient confidentiality.

Read the full ADEA article here.

Harvard ASDA 9th Annual Pre-Dental Mini-Conference

The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) invites all pre-dental students to attend our 9th Annual Pre-Dental Mini-Conference on Friday, November 17th 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. A tour of HSDM will be offered at the end of the session to those who are interested.

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!

Food will be provided!

Please RSVP at the link below if you would like to attend this fun conference!


ADEA: Interview Tips From Seven Dental Schools

Experience the exclusive ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (ADEA AADSAS®) webinar recording for applicants planning to interview for dental school this semester. Take advantage of key interview tips, suggestions and guidance from representatives of Harvard School of Dental Medicine; University of Louisville School of Dentistry; Indiana University School of Dentistry; New York University College of Dentistry; A.T. Still University—Arizona and Missouri; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Dental Medicine; and University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.

Watch Here.

If you are interested in Dental School, we also suggest that you subscribe to the ADEA GoDental Newsletter for access to lots of videos and articles that will help you through the application process.

Explore. Learn. Pursue. Health Professions Week November 6-10

Health Professions Week (HPW) is coming November 6-10, 2017! This free virtual fair is a great place to start exploring career options in health care. 21 professional associations representing a wide array of health professions, 5 days of free events, endless possibilities. Registration is free, you can register here.

This is a FREE online event. Each event during Health Professions Week provides students with opportunities to explore health-related education programs and careers. Last year, more than 4,000 students participated in one or more of the many events during the week!

Explore. Learn. Pursue. #HPW2017

Are you ready for #HPW2017? Registration is free and open! Invite your friends to join you!

Posted by Health Professions Week on Friday, October 13, 2017

Join November 6-10, 2017 for

  • A virtual fair
  • An online treasure hunt
  • On-campus and community events
  • Opportunities to learn about 19 health professions
  • Chances to talk directly with current health care practitioners; and
  • Information about educational requirements for each career

Junior/Senior/Alumni Health Professions Fall Information Meeting

Miss the meeting? Do not worry!! The PowerPoint deck and handouts are below. If you have questions, please schedule an appointment with one of the Advisors.

The mysteries of applying to professional schools through Middlebury will be deciphered. Join Mary Lothrop, the Director of Health Professions & STEM Advising, for this important meeting to learn about the internal Health Professions Committee review process and how professional schools will evaluate your application.

Tuesday, October 10, 6:30-7:30 pm, Coltrane Lounge