Thinking about taking the Dental Admission Test (DAT)? Check out these two seminars hosted by the American Student Dental Association!
Ready, Set, DAT!
July 18, 2016
7–8:30 p.m. CDT
This free webinar hosted in conjunction with DAT Week will feature a Q&A with panelists and it will provide an overview on preparing for the Dental Admission Test (DAT) with advice on: DAT study materials, resources and their cost, and recommended preparation timeline
DAT Day and Beyond
July 20, 2016
7–8:30 p.m. CDT
Your scores on the Dental Admission Test (DAT) will be critical in your quest to attend dental school. This free two-part webinar will provide insight on what to expect during the exam and how to manage stress before and during the test in order to optimize your performance. This webinar will also provide guidance on next steps, including what to do with your scores and how to prepare for a re-take, if necessary. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session.
The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) is holding its third annual National Pre-dental Week on Feb. 21-27, 2016.
During this time, ASDA will promote resources and events for pre-dental students, including two free webinars about scholarship and loan repayment and hot topics in dentistry. Pre-dental students that join ASDA during that week will be eligible for prizes. The pre-dental club that recruits the most pre-dental members from February 21-27 will earn a “virtual visit” from ASDA, which includes a personalized webinar with ASDA leaders, lunch provided by ASDA and raffle prizes for their members. Many ASDA chapters will hold their own events as well.
ASDA is the premier resource for students interested in a career in dentistry. There is an ASDA chapter at each of the 65 U.S. dental schools and more than 90 percent of all U.S. dental students are members. ASDA also supports a rapidly growing community of more than 2,300 pre-dental student members.
In addition to resources like the “Getting into Dental School” handbook, DAT preparation resources, pre-dental checklists and application timelines, ASDA offers leadership training and other tools to assist students during their journey to becoming a dentist.
The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) has launched a 2016 Financial Aid Debt Management Modules for Osteopathic Medical School Students. These educational modules are offered by AACOM and its Council of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CSFAA) as part of the continued commitment to support osteopathic medical students in their pursuit of a DO degree and serve as a resource for financial aid representatives at the nation’s colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs) as they provide the best educational debt management guidance possible for their students and future alumni.
This year’s available online series includes the following five modules:
You can also view this informational flyer, which provides a brief introduction on how financial aid administrators, osteopathic medical students, and others will benefit from this resource.
Getting into dental school is an incredibly competitive process, but pre-dental students who take advantage of resources from the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) can make themselves more attractive candidates. ASDA is the go-to-source for:
In addition to these and other resources, ASDA offers exclusive content to members. Upon joining, predentals receive the “Getting into Dental School” handbook that includes checklists, application timelines and information about every U.S. dental school. Members also receive free publications, leadership training and the opportunity to attend national ASDA conferences.
You’ll find all the resources, guides and information that predentals need to achieve their goal of dental school acceptance on ASDAnet.org.