Presentation on theme: "INSIDE THE ADEA STUDENT CHAPTER AT UCSF ADEA COSRF - Fall 2010 Meeting."— Presentation transcript:
INSIDE THE ADEA STUDENT CHAPTER AT UCSF ADEA COSRF - Fall 2010 Meeting
A Background 100% student body membership in ADEA Leadership board consists of 18 members Includes a 10 member Outreach Committee One of the largest RCO’s on campus Put on 15+ events involving entire student body over the year Academia, Education, Outreach all strongly emphasized Our chapter is traditionally strong in OUTREACH
Our Mission: The American Dental Education Association Student Chapter at the UCSF School of Dentistry strives to promote excellence in all aspects of dental education by providing opportunities for professional development and leadership. Our aims are: to address the need for dental educators to encourage the pursuit of careers in academia and research to further post-graduate education to outreach, mentor and recruit under-represented students into dentistry
Overview of Events: ACADEMIA What Matters to Me and Why Allow professors the opportunity to speak at a casual lunch hour about how they picked dentistry as a profession, their personal lives and family, what they enjoy, and what makes them happy overall Incredibly successful event, usually “SRO,” other faculty members come out to support their colleagues
Overview of Events: ACADEMIA Student/Faculty Appreciation Night Acknowledge and celebrate professors and students who have demonstrated excellence in academia, education, and outreach Pathways to Academia Professors come and talk about how they became involved in teaching/research at UCSF
Overview of Events: EDUCATION D1/D2 Tutorials D3/D4 students help students with pre-clinical skills Often coordinated with pre-clinical faculty to help students get sign-offs D3/D4 students can earn teaching credit True Life Series Faculty in different aspects of dentistry talk about their “true life” as a practicing dentist.
Overview of Events: EDUCATION Post-graduate Series Night Organized by a team of dental students, led by an ADEA Board Member Work with UCSF Office of Career and Professional Development (Career Center) 3-part series occurring in February Hear from department chairs directly what their specialty entails, what they look for in a strong candidate Break out sessions with residents, D4 acceptants to learn more about the application process, different programs, etc
Overview of Events: OUTREACH We aimed to target all age groups ! I’m Going to College Day In conjunction with UCSF Financial Aid office 100 4 th graders from low-income areas participate in a series of workshops to encourage them to go to college Impressions Undergraduate Outreach Conference An event co-organized with SNDA, ADEA, HDSA Invite undergraduate students from Bay Area universities, colleges, community colleges to expose them to dentistry Full day event includes tour, keynote speech, admission help, hands-on lab activities, test preparation, personal statement evaluation and mock interviews
Overview of Events: OUTREACH Seniors Brush Up Event catered towards elderly minorities within San Francisco Cantonese Grandparents Group Latino Seniors in the mission Instruction on oral health, hygiene. Oral Cancer Screening Give Kids a Smile Help other outreach RCO’s on campus to organize
Overview of Events: OUTREACH High School Outreach Conference Event coordinated with organizations from all disciplines at UCSF Dentistry Medicine Nursing Pharmacy Physical Therapy Graduate Studies Expose high school students to all health professions with hands-on demonstrations Also provide motivational speakers, financial aid workshops, college planning advice Over 350 attendees and volunteers
Relations with ASDA ASDA has difficulties at our school because their fee is not included in tuition ADEA is Free! (but ASDA is richer…) Have had problems in the past E.g. ASDA tried to use unprofessional means to attract members Sometimes, times of events clash Improved relations Work together to put on D1/D2 tutorials Have done outreach events together Go to Lobby Day together Important to establish events as yearly so no other RCO can “steal” idea Have been good to collaborate with other orgs like SNDA
Travel to National Meetings Fall Meetings President, Vice-president, any national positions Spring Meetings President, Vice-president, 2 D1’s (usually D1 rep and Outreach Coordinator), 1-2 general student body members For general student body – ask for LOI and vote on attendees at board meeting Others: Depend on finances (usually take ~10) Funding awarded from our “associated dental students” board In order to obtain funding, must invite others than just officers
For those struggling chapters out there… Establish a specific mission statement and plan events according to that. Obtain a solid leadership board that knows their responsibilities and lives up to them Come up with a handful of yearly events that are unique and attractive to the student body Set yourself apart from the other student organizations Students like anything that will enrich their dental experience: interaction with faculty, help with school, more info about specializing, grand-scale outreach, FOOD Faculty Advisor – ask for help and support! Advertise, advertise, advertise!