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University of Michigan

School of Dentistry

UMICH ASDA

1011 N Unversity 

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Pre-Dental

Our organization is dedicated to serving both our pre-doctoral as well as Pre Dental members. Students planning on applying to dental school in the future can run into trouble when it comes to navigating their application and career choices. Our mission is to provide guidance and connection for these future dental leaders. ASDA continually reaches out to Pre Dental groups at various universities to promote Pre Dental member engagement and to offer Lunch & Learns, help sessions, and mentorship to those planning on a career in dentistry.

 

As dental students, our team recalls the challenges we faced when applying to dental school, and we are now dedicated to helping others overcome those challenges. We love sharing our passion for the profession with others and we would love to speak to, interact with, and mentor students that share our interests.

Check out the events we host below!

Pre-Dental Bootcamp

Every year, ASDA hosts a Pre-Dental Bootcamp that welcomes pre-dental students from across the state to engage in a day of workshops and networking with dental students.

Throughout the day, the dental students show the pre-dental students what a life in dental school is like. Waxing, drilling, mock interviews, and much more! The bootcamp illustrates the excitement that follows from being an undergrad student to a current dental student!

Pre Dental / D1 Shadow Day

UMich ASDA hosted Pre Dental & D1 Shadow Session throughout the year to allow pre-dentals to shadow D1s for “A Day in Dental School” and experience Sim Lab!

Q&A Panel with Dental Students

A few D1s, D2s, and D3s held a presentation about dental school and held a Q&A panel for the University of Michigan's Pre-Dental Association. Great collaboration and a time to learn from our students!

The previous ASDA presentation and student panel in Nov 2017!

Pizza Social

In collaboration with the University of Michigan's Pre-Dental Association, the ASDA-PDA Pizza Social gave a time for pre-dents to talk to current dental students in a group/individual face-to-face way to learn more about school and ask any questions!

The previous Pizza Social event in Dec 2017!

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2018-2019 Pre Dental Liaisons

Jayne Kessel 

(kesselja@umich.edu)

Alexa Weisgerber

(alpaigew@umich.edu)

Sara Tinawi

(stinawi@umich.edu)

Sedonni Harris

(sedonni@umich.edu)