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VIP Workshop: Maximize Your Dental School Application. Adrien Lewis, Houston ’16 Chair, Council on Membership Desseree Lysne, Midwestern-Arizona ’17 Chapter President. Your application is the most important component to getting an interview at the dental school of your choice. Goals:

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Vip workshop maximize your dental school application

VIP Workshop: Maximize Your Dental School Application

Adrien Lewis, Houston ’16

Chair, Council on Membership

Desseree Lysne, Midwestern-Arizona ’17

Chapter President


Vip workshop maximize your dental school application

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.


How to prepare for the application

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


Adea aadsas tmdsas applications

ADEA AADSAS & TMDSAS applications


Adea aadsas

ADEA AADSAS


Tmdsas

TMDSAS


Before beginning the application

Before beginning the application

  • Register for a DENTPIN

  • 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


Filling out the application

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


Extracurriculars matter the professional experiences section

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


Personal statement letters of evaluation

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


Sending your completed application

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


How to stand out on your application

How to stand out on your application

  • Put down everything!

  • Unique activities

  • Leadership roles

  • Ongoing commitments to service

  • Hobbies

    Be YOUnique!


Take the extra step

Take the extra step!

  • Predental ASDA membership

  • Undergraduate research

  • Dental school predental simulation course

    • Waxing

    • Drill Prep

  • Predental summer intern

  • Masters program/Post-bacc


Career transitions center of chicago

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


Thank you and good luck

Thank you and good luck!

Adrien Lewis

[email protected]

Desseree Lysne

[email protected]


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