Mentorship Webinar: Navigating the Dental School Application Process

ADEA AADSAS portal is officially open! Does the dental school application process seem like a daunting task? 🌟 Now’s the perfect time to get the mentorship you need!

Don’t miss our Mentorship Webinar: Navigating the Dental School Application Process! Our expert moderator, Dr. Octavia Miller, along with a panel of dental students, will provide invaluable insights and guidance to help you succeed. This insightful session is designed to demystify the application journey, offering insider tips and expert advice from seasoned professionals who have successfully navigated it themselves. You’ll gain invaluable knowledge on crafting standout applications, acing interviews, and avoiding common pitfalls. Whether you’re just starting to consider a career in dentistry or are in the thick of application prep, this webinar will equip you with the tools and confidence needed to apply successfully and take the next step toward your dream dental career. With practical advice, real-life experiences, and a supportive community, join us and make your application process smoother and more successful. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get ahead!

Meet your moderator:

DrOctavia Miller currently practices in Charlotte, North Carolina at University Modern Dentistry. She graduated from East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine in 2023.

She has been committed to serving the underserved in multiple facets and enjoys being a mentor to many through social media platforms @doctoroctavia. Dr. O personally knows the pitfalls of being a first generation college student and her passion is to educate others and inspire students to enter fields they never imagined. DrOctavia has held many roles in leadership but says being a dog mom is her absolute favorite.

Meet your panelists: 👩🏽‍⚕️👨🏾‍⚕️

– Raven Funderburk, D1 at ECU

– Lativia Nash, D3 at ECU

– Elias Hilaire, D4 at Boston Univ

– Charlotte Palmer, D3 at MUSC

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00:00 Navigating the Dental School Application Process

8:00 Where would you tell someone to start?

9:59 What can I do so that the process does not feel overwhelming?

15:05 Should I pay for the input services or how can I make this thing go faster?

17:13 How do we communicate our experiences effectively?

20:32 What are your opinions about sending letters of intent to admission committees?

24:25 Are there any personal statement topics or things that you would recommend avoiding?

31:18 How many schools did you apply to, and how did you decide which ones?

37:36 Should we aim to reach the character limit for the supplemental essays?

39:21 How long should someone wait before they reach out to ask about their application?

42:39 Any advice for international students about how to focus on the application?

44:09 Is community service, volunteering, research and leadership very important, and if so, how many hours are recommended?

47:23 For those who apply the second time, how did you revamp your applications the second time around?

51:23 When did you all submit your applications?

55:51 If you reapplied did you mention that you applied before in your personal statement?

56:50 Should I put leadership positions under the achievements or the experience section on the application?

58:18 Would you add something that you actually haven’t started yet, but plan to?

59:18 Other Advice


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Better yet, unlock your potential with our Mentorship Program! Apply now for personalized one-on-one guidance, insider tips, and expert support on your dental school journey. Our experienced mentors are dedicated to helping you navigate every step, from application to acceptance. Don’t miss this chance to shine and achieve your dreams!

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