ADEA GoDental Newsletter: Reflect and Be Thankful

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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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White Coat
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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