Presentation on theme: "VIP Workshop: Maximize Your Dental School Application Adrien Lewis, Houston ’16 Chair, Council on Membership Desseree Lysne, Midwestern-Arizona."— Presentation transcript:
#ASDAnet @ASDAnet VIP Workshop: Maximize Your Dental School Application Adrien Lewis, Houston ’16 Chair, Council on Membership Desseree Lysne, Midwestern-Arizona ’17 Chapter President
#ASDAnet @ASDAnet Your application is the most important component to getting an interview at the dental school of your choice. Goals: Get tips on how to develop and enhance your dental school application. Learn how you can demonstrate to dental schools that you are the well-rounded applicant they need.
#ASDAnet @ASDAnet How to prepare for the application: Keep a good record: – Coursework & grades – Shadowing/volunteer activities (date, location, what did you learn?) – Work or job-related history Letters of recommendation School’s committee packet Take the DAT Professional photo
#ASDAnet @ASDAnet Before beginning the application Register for a DENTPINDENTPIN Obtain unofficial transcripts from college(s) attended Keep an on-going list of extracurriculars Application fee – TMDSAS - $140.00 flat fee – AADSAS - $244 for 1st dental school + $90 for each additional
#ASDAnet @ASDAnet Filling out the application Applicant Information – Background – Parent and family Information – Disadvantaged status Education Information – All schools attended Coursework – Every course completed and grade entered by applicant – GPA verified by ADEA AADSAS, may differ GPA calculated by your university
#ASDAnet @ASDAnet Extracurriculars Matter! - The Professional Experiences Section Included in the Professional Experiences Section: – Awards/Honors/Scholarships – Volunteering/Community Service/Extracurricular – Research Experience – Work Experience – Dentistry/Shadowing Experience – Academic Enrichment Programs This section is in lieu of physical resume Select three of your best experiences for AADSAS coversheet
#ASDAnet @ASDAnet Personal Statement & Letters of Evaluation Personal Statement – 4,500 characters – Should not be specific to each dental school – Cannot change once submitted Letters of Evaluation – 4 individual letters or 1 committee letter – Electronic or paper request – Check with dental schools for letter requirements Many require at least one letter from dental professional and a science professor
#ASDAnet @ASDAnet Sending your completed application Check for completeness Review, review, review – Many fields can not be changed after submitting application! Release statement Submit early! – TMDSAS opens May 1 – AADSAS opens June 3 Many schools operate on rolling admissions Follow-up with schools
#ASDAnet @ASDAnet How to stand out on your application Put down everything! Unique activities Leadership roles Ongoing commitments to service Hobbies Be YOUnique!
#ASDAnet @ASDAnet Take the extra step! Predental ASDA membership Undergraduate research Dental school predental simulation course – Waxing – Drill Prep Predental summer intern Masters program/Post-bacc
#ASDAnet @ASDAnet Career Transitions Center of Chicago Exclusive ASDA Member Benefit Services they provide: – Resume Tip Sheet – Resume Creation – Resume & Personal Statement Review www.ctcchicago.org/PDP1.asp?MPid=29
#ASDAnet @ASDAnet Thank you and good luck! Adrien Lewis Adrien.L.Lewis@uth.tmc.edu Desseree Lysne DLysne82@midwestern.edu