A new resource for nontraditional dental school applicants

Screen Shot 2014-02-19 at 3.11.14 PMFor a nontraditional applicant, the process of applying to dental school can seem complex and overwhelming. As nontraditional applicants ourselves, we have experienced the frustrations of uncertainty first-hand. Most resources are geared toward the large numbers of traditional applicants, who continue on to dental school immediately after college. However, as the pool of nontraditional applicants increases, it is vital to provide resources for these students to help them along their dental school application journeys. For some, this simply means explaining how to complete and submit their AADSAS application. For others, the road is a bit more nuanced, requiring guidance in necessary coursework, DAT preparation, shadowing and more. As part of ASDA’s Predental Advisory Committee, we have created a guide specifically geared toward nontraditional applicants to assist them in the process.

How is your school getting involved with Predental Week?

predental week bannerThe University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston (UTSD) ASDA chapter is very excited about the first annual ASDA Predental Week (Feb 17-21)! We would like to share some of the events we have planned to encourage your dental schools to get involved with the predental students and organizations located in your area.

9 things to bring on an interview

9-interview-itemsInterviews can be a stressful experience. Here are a few suggestions for things to bring along to make sure you interview day goes as smoothly as possible.

1. Book: Interview days often involve a lot of traveling and waiting. After arriving at the dental school, you shouldn’t be on your phone, and you can only read through the information packet so many times. Having a good book will not only give you something to do before your interview day starts, but it can also be a great conversation starter for your interviewer. However, once the day begins, it is also a good idea to be social and get to know the other interviewees.

Read on for 8 more items to bring with you!