File - Temple USNDA

Report
By USNDA Board
2/16/2011
• SMDEP:
• Summer Medical and Dental Enrichment Program
• DEADLINE: PASSED, Next year application opens Nov. 1
• DESCRIPTION:
• WHAT: Academic enrichment in the basic sciences (organic chemistry,
physics, biology) and pre-calculus/calculus, Career development,
Learning-skills seminar, Limited clinical exposure, and A financialplanning workshop
• WHO: Freshmen and Sophomore students
• WHEN and HOW LONG: Summer for Six Week and you can pick
from 12 locations
• CO$T: FREE tuition, meals, and housing! Matter of fact they PAY YOU!
• WEBSITE: http://www.smdep.org
• Gateway to Dentistry at UMDNJ
• DEADLINE: FEB. 22!
• DESCRIPTION:
• WHAT: Bird’s eye view of dentistry, Hands-on experiences of various,
introduction to student life; hands on clinical techniques; introduction to
dental specialties; preclinical laboratory procedures; financial aid
projections; admissions process & counseling
• WHO: ALL Undergrad and Grad Students
• WHEN and HOW LONG: Two sessions in the year: Winter and
Summer one each for 2 weeks
• CO$T: $50 for App and $150 for equipment and materials
• WEBSITE: http://dentalschool.umdnj.edu/gateway.htm
• Introduction to Dentistry Summer Course at Penn
• DEADLINE: ALREADY Filled but for next year!
• DESCRIPTION:
• WHAT: You can gain hands-on experience in the type of preclinical
coursework encountered in dental school courses designed to develop
your psychomotor skills
• WHO: 18+
• WHEN and HOW LONG: Usually in June for 6 days
• CO$T: $1,700 for all equipment, housing, and meals
• WEBSITE:
http://www.dental.upenn.edu/academic_programs_admissions/dmd_
program/introduction_to_dentistry_summer_course
• CONTACT INFO: [email protected]
• UCLA PREP Program
• DEADLINE: March 1 ALL documents need to be in!
• DESCRIPTION:
• WHAT: designed to provide premedical and pre-dental students from
disadvantaged backgrounds with a means of strengthening their ability
and readiness to study medicine or dentistry. As a result of full
participation in UCLA PREP, participants should have enhanced their
chances of being accepted to medical or dental school and succeeding
once there.
• WHO: Disadvantaged Students (undergrad and grad)
• WHEN and HOW LONG: June 15th for 7 weeks
• CO$T: Free!! And stipend is provided for those who are not from the area
• WEBSITE: http://www.medstudent.ucla.edu/offices/aeo/prep.cfm
• APPLICATION:
http://www.medstudent.ucla.edu/offices/aeo/Documents/2011_PREP_Ap
plication.pdf
• Profile for Success at the University of Michigan
• DEADLINE: Feb. 16!!!! TODAY!
• DESCRIPTION:
• WHAT: A program designed to expose participants to health careers
in dentistry and medicine for the purpose of developing competitive
applicants for dental and medical schools.
• WHO: Disadvantaged college Juniors or Seniors
• WHEN and HOW LONG: May 16 for seven weeks
• CO$T: FREE!
• WEBSITE:
http://www.dent.umich.edu/mca/profileforsuccess/application
• APPLICATION:
http://www.dent.umich.edu/sites/default/files/departments/multicultu
ralaffairs/2011%20PFS%20Pre-Dent%20Application%20FINAL.pdf
• RAMpS
• Reaching Academic Milestones through Participation and Service
• DEADLINE: Feb. 18th
• DESCRIPTION:
• WHAT: In a distinctive summer enrichment program, Reaching Academic
Milestones through Participation and Service, students are engaged in
academic enrichment activities such as biochemistry, microbiology, dental
instruction, health disparities, ethics and professionalism.
• WHO: Juniors and Seniors
• WHEN and HOW LONG: May 31 for 6 weeks
• CO$T: FREE!
• WEBSITE: http://www.dhsd.vcu.edu/programs/college/ramps.html
• APPLICATION: https://www.ucc.vcu.edu/other/application.aspx
• College Summer Fellowship Program at UCONN
• DEADLINE: March 15th
• DESCRIPTION:
• WHAT: Provides an opportunity to participate in the research activities of
a laboratory at the School of Medicine or Dental Medicine under the
direction of a faculty member. The purpose of the program is to provide a
research enrichment experience and some exposure to clinical medicine or
dental medicine.
• WHO: Current Sophomores and Juniors
• WHEN and HOW LONG: June and for 10 weeks
• CO$T: $30 application. Housing is NOT provided
• WEBSITE:
http://medicine.uchc.edu/prospective/enrichment/collegefellow/index.html
• APPLICATION:
http://medicine.uchc.edu/prospective/enrichment/collegefellow/pdfs/sum
merapp.pdf
• CVIM Clinic
• Community Volunteers in Medicine
• DESCRIPTION:
• WHAT: Will have an opportunity to shadow AND assist dental students
and dentists who work at the clinic. They will teach you how to chart
patient information, sterilize instruments, take x-rays, and assist. If you
continue for a certain amount of time you will be able to take a test
and become x-ray certified.
• WHO: Anyone but you need health insurance
• WHEN and WHERE: Anytime and West Chester, PA (passed KOP)
• CO$T: Free but have to find transportation
• WEBSITE: http://www.cvim.org/Volunteers/VolunteersNeeded.aspx
• CONTACT: [email protected]
• Shadowing at Kornberg Dental or Penn Dental
• Kornberg:
• CONTACT: Brian Hahn ([email protected]) and let him know
you are part of USNDA and want to shadow a dental student
• WHEN: Anytime even during school year and summer
• WHAT: Get to shadow a dental student
• Penn:
• CONTACT: Ask you mentor at Penn if you don’t have one then contact
[email protected]
• WHEN: Anytime!
• http://www.temple.edu/healthadvising/research.htm
• Provides a list of research opportunities in science and math
• Sign up for their listserv because they send out emails about
new summer opportunities and workshops throughout the year
• Very helpful because they email about the most recent research
opportunities
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Apply EARLY!
Get all Letters of Recommendation in advance!
Start writing your personal statement
Do further research for the program
Make sure you meet the requirements
• Thank you 

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