Scholarship for STEM & Health Care Majors – Opens January 2015

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Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington state once they complete their degrees. Students must meet additional eligibility criteria.

? Annual award amount: $2,500 – $7,500 depending on class standing

? Renewable for up to five years based on credits completed and continued eligibility

? Approximately 750 applicants selected.

The application for 2015-16 will be available on the WSOS website on January 5, 2015, with a deadline of March 2, 2015.

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Second Annual Innovation Conference, Hosted by the Washington Student Science Association

All people with an interest in science are invited to the Second Annual Innovation Conference on Sunday, December 21 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at the Hyatt House Seattle/Redmond!

In this incredible learning and networking opportunity, the Washington Student Science Association is bringing together leading professors and researchers from around Seattle to talk about their work in a huge range of fields, such as aerospace, molecular microbiology, artificial intelligence, systems biology, and bioremediation.

Tickets are available for FREE here:

Come to hear these brilliant scientists share their cutting-edge work in new and rising fields in science and technology!

ADEA GoDental Newsletter: The Importance of Giving Back


ADEA GoDental Newsletter:
The Importance of Giving Back


Miss Massachusetts talks about the importance of giving back:
"Don’t have a lot of extra time that you don’t know how to use? Nope, neither do I! As a predental student, I had almost every minute planned out as I carefully balanced my time between studying and attending classes, workshops, club meetings, etc. With so little time to spare, why would giving back be a good idea?" Consider these six major rewards as reasons to give back to your community.

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Next steps for those who didn’t get an offer on December 1

"Decision Day" is particularly stressful for anyone who didn’t end up receiving an offer of admission on December 1. Here are seven important things you should do if you have not yet received an offer from a dental school.

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Could a career in dental hygiene be a good fit for you?

Dental hygienists have a diverse set of personality traits that allow them to work very closely with patients. Do you have similar traits?

Find Out
What does dental school demand?

Dental school is full of challenges, but rising to meet them leads to numerous rewards. Four qualities are key to being a successful dental student.

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Practitioner Profile: Community service isn’t just about reaping the obvious reward

Dr. Presson may have come from humble beginnings in a housing development in Washington, DC, but she didn’t let that stop her from pursuing her dreams. Her knack for giving back brings her continued happiness in her profession.

Do you have a dentist you think should be featured here? Contact with your nomination!

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Secrets to Success
Background Check
All dental schools participating in ADEA AADSASSM
have the option of requiring admitted students to go through background checks.

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Registration for the 2015 ADEA GoDental Workshop and Recruitment Fair opens January 13, 2015! Excited about this event? Tweet about it! #WRF15

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Money Matters
When determining how to finance your dental education, it’s important to do a lot of research and be informed of all your financing options. This list of resources will help.

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AAVMC | VMCAS 2015 Webinar Schedule

Greetings from AAVMC | VMCAS:

Attached, please find a .pdf version of our 2015 veterinary education webinar schedule for distribution to your students, peers, whomever will benefit from them. As we did last year, we will be conducting three different monthly webinars:

· “The Road to Veterinary School”: For undergraduates who are not yet ready to apply. This webinar covers how to prepare early in your undergraduate career, the application process, pre-requisite, time management, and more.

· “Applying to Veterinary School” : For Pre-Veterinary students who are ready to apply. This webinar covers the VMCAS application, timelines, processes, and MORE

· “Advising Veterinary Applicants” : For Pre-Vet | Pre-Health advisors. This webinar covers the VMCAS application, applicant pit-falls, timelines, processes, how to work with pre-vet students, and more.

The entire listing (and registration links) can be found here:

Feel free to let us know if you have any questions!

Tony Wynne

Director of Admissions & Recruitment Affairs

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

The Veterinary Medical College Application Service

1101 Vermont Avenue, NW Suite 301

Washington, DC 20005-3536

O: 202-371-9195 x124



Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)

The Summer Medical Dental Education Program (SMDEP) is a six-week enrichment program for talented underrepresented students interested in medicine or dentistry. It is designed to meet two important objectives, involving several components:

§ Communications

§ Biology (micro and general)

§ Chemistry (organic and general)

§ Biostatistics

§ Physics

And more!

Multiple locations are offered, including at the U of Washington Seattle.

§ Cultural Competency

§ Current Events

§ Social activities and receptions

§ The sights of Seattle

§ Fourth of July picnic

§ Weekend daytrips

SMDEP Admissions season begins November 1st, 2013.

SMDEP Admissions deadline is March 1, 2014.

UW SMDEP dates: June 22 – Aug 2, 2014.

More information at:

University of Oregon Winter 2015 MCAT Prep


The sessions are taught live in Eugene on the UO campus. Streaming and video on demand offer additional options for location, schedule and learning style.

Winter 2015 –

Saturdays, beginning Jan. 24
Priority Registration: Jan. 12

Cost: $650 – Registration form
Register before the priority deadline to allow
adequate time for material order and shipping.

INSTRUCTORS The University’s MCAT Preparation Workshop is conducted by faculty members and testing experts in the sciences and social sciences who teach material specifically tailored for the MCAT. All instructors focus on helping students perform to their best abilities on the MCAT.

WORKSHOP MATERIALS include comprehensive

Summer Programs for Pre-Optometry Students

The Consortium for Optometry Summer Enrichment Programs is pleased to share the upcoming dates and deadlines for our individual programs. We encourage you to share this email among your preoptometry students and we look forward to hosting them on our campuses during the summer of 2015.

Do note that prospective students may apply to and attend multiple summer programs; we do not restrict or cap an individual’s participation between or among any of the programs described below:

Illinois College of Optometry, Focus on Your Future

July 13-17, 2015

The Illinois College of Optometry is pleased to announce our annual summer program for underrepresented minority undergraduate students. The program is a weeklong experience that will expose undergraduate students to the profession of optometry in a variety of settings. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and work with current optometry students, ICO Faculty & Staff, as well as practicing optometrists. Students will be housed at no charge in our Residential Complex. There is no cost to participate in this program. Participants are responsible for their travel expenses and/or transportation cost to and from ICO.

For more information, please visit:

Program Contact: Teisha Johnson, 312.949.7407, tjohnson

The Ohio State University, I-DOC

June 15-17, 2015

Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers (I-DOC) is an intensive three-day residential program that introduces participants to the profession of optometry. The purpose of I-DOC is to attract ethnically underrepresented minority undergraduate college students to careers in optometry. I-DOC provides hands-on activities in optics, ocular anatomy, and clinical optometry. Participants receive and observe eye examinations and gain a better understanding of the importance of diversity in health care. Thanks to underwriting by Vision Service Plan, there is no registration fee for the program. Also, all meals, housing, and activities are included. Airfare will be covered up to $500 for successful applicants.

For more information, please visit:

Program Contact: Justin Griest, 614.292.2647, griest.6

University of California, Berkeley, Opto-Camp

Session I, June 17-19, 2015

Session II, July 15-17, 2015

The goal of Berkeley Optometry’s Opto-Camp is to introduce underrepresented and first-generation pre-health science majors to Optometry as a potential future career track and to prepare them to be successful applicants to optometry school. The objective of Berkeley Optometry’s Opto-Camp is to present a three-day in residence experience that will provide participants with opportunities to learn about the profession of optometry and the process of becoming an optometrist. There is a $125 program fee and a limited number of scholarships to waive the program fee per session, as demonstrated by financial need.

For more information, please visit:

Program Contact: Heather Iwata, 510.642.9537, hiwata

ADEA GoDental Newsletter: Reflect and Be Thankful

ADEA GoDental Newsletter | November 2014 | Excited about the ADEA GoDental website? Tweet about it!

ADEA GoDental Newsletter:
Reflect and Be Thankful


The importance of self-assessment in applying to dental school
"Doing a self-assessment is an essential part of readying yourself to apply to dental school. Self-assessment is all about asking yourself questions about your present performance and your future plans, and being honest with yourself about where you stand and what you need to improve or change. This process can lead to self-discovery, and hopefully help you feel good about where you are in the application process and/or create a plan for tackling any areas of weakness you may have as a dental school applicant." What questions should you consider in your self-assessment?

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This year, I am thankful for my health professions advisor

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, now is the time of year to reflect on the things you are thankful for. Tabitha Asher, an undergraduate student at Wichita State University is thankful for her health professions advisor. Hear why she wouldn’t be where she is today without her advisor. A special thank you also to all of the health professions advisors out there for all the work they do for their students!

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Nine reasons why you should apply to SMDEP today!

"In 2011, I decided to apply to the Summer Medical and Dental Educational Program (SMDEP). I was so happy to be accepted to SMDEP at Case Western Reserve University, and I had no idea I was about to have the best summer of my life. Three years later, I am actually a dental student. As an SMDEP alumna, I want to share my thoughts on why you should apply today!"

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Mission Trip
Reflecting back on the application process: Some tips from a current dental student

Applying to dental school can be very intimidating, but current dental student Frank Berdos offers some advice.

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Practitioner Profile: Lessons from a small town practice

Dr. Goolsby describes her journey from dental school to community health and private practice and finally to academics as the director of student recruitment at VCU School of Dentistry.

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Secrets to Success
Save the date:
2015 ADEA GoDental Workshop and Recruitment Fair for Predental Students and Advisors!
March 7, 2015

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Are you a future dental hygienist? Learn more about what being a dental hygienist entails.

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Maybe dentistry isn’t right for you? Visit to find the right health profession for you.

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