Predental Club Idea Exchange (58:23) - Jan. 7, 2015
This virtual idea exchange featured predental leaders sharing best practices and innovative ideas related to running their predental clubs:
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Predental Society discussed the four community service committees they created this year. They then shared their process for developing committees, picking committee leaders, how often the committees meet, how often they hold events, problems they have encountered and how they have solved those problems.
The University of Central Florida Predental Club shared their experience in building their volunteer efforts over the last three years. They have numerous partnerships with dental organizations and the Florida Department of Health to provide their members valuable hands on experience.
The Virginia Tech University Predental Club presented on the educational component of their club. They hold bi-weekly educational workshops for members on topics to prepare for dental school, such as timelines, resumes, the DAT and interviews. They also participate in community service outreach events, including oral health presentations at local elementary schools and supply fundraisers for nursing homes.
The Ohio State University Predental Club shared their experience attending the Chicago Dental Society’s Mid-winter Meeting. They provided tips on how they raised funds and organized for the trip.
Financing Your Dental Education (48:33) - Sept. 23, 2014
You may have made the decision to pursue a dental education, but you now need to know what that dream will cost
you. This webinar will answer the most frequently asked questions on how to pay for dental school, what you can do to prepare and how ASDA can help. During this webinar, an experienced financial advisor covered:
- Basic vocabulary terms (loans, borrowing, interest, etc.)
- What the average amount dental students borrow
- What type of loan to apply for
- What is included in student loans (tuition living expenses, etc.)
- The process of applying for a loan
- If government loans are available
- If establishing credit translates to a better loan.
Then ASDA President Kris Mendoza shared what ASDA is doing to protect members from rising debt and the resources available to help
them manage their debt.
Preparing for the DAT (57:40) - May 20, 2014
This hour-long webinar
hosted in conjunction with Student Doctor Network reviewed preparing for the DAT with advice on:
- Scheduling the DAT (when, where and how)
- Overview of the four DAT sections
- Study tips from two dental students who recently went through the process of applying to dental school
- DAT study materials and resources
- Tips for test day
- Q&A with panelists
The Dental School Experience (1:31:35) - Feb. 19, 2014
Watch this webinar recording from ASDA's National Predental Week and hear the panelists share their experiences and advice on:
- Choosing a school
- Selecting the right classes
- Extracurricular activities
- Q&A with panelists
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