Important 2012 Dental Application Information for the University of Michigan – School of Dentistry . .
Dental Shadowing and/or Volunteering Hours:
Although it has always been important for applicants to explore Dentistry before applying, there is a significant strengthening in policy for the University of Michigan – School of Dentistry.
For the upcoming 2013 ADEA AADSAS application cycle, applicants to the University of Michigan will be required to demonstrate a minimum of 100 hours of dental shadowing and/or volunteering. Applications without this minimum number of hours completed may not be reviewed or these applicants may not be offered interviews.
Please carefully consider this change as you prepare for this upcoming and future application cycles. More emphasis is being placed upon significant time already spent in dental settings rather than exploration that you may have “planned” during the application cycle after submission of your primary application. You are encouraged to continue to explore the field and practice of dentistry well beyond thisminimum 100 hours in as many varied settings as possible. An interest in addressing health disparities or a commitment to service and care for underserved communities will continue to be valued.
(The 2013 ADEA AADSAS application will launch on June 4, 2012)
For Re-applicants to the University of Michigan – School of Dentistry:
Students who may be reapplying during the 2013 ADEA AADSAS application cycle are required to submit: 1) a 2013 AADSAS application, 2) new transcript(s) for any coursework completed after you submitted your transcript(s) last cycle, and 3) must resubmit all letters of recommendation. Letters from the previous cycle will not be carried over to the 2013 application.
For more re-applicant information, visit the FAQ page of the ADEA AADSAS website . . .http://www.adea.org/dental_education_pathways/aadsas/Applicants/FAQs/GeneralInformation/Pages/Re-applicants.aspx
Dental Career Open House:
Mark your calendars now for the University of Michigan – School of Dentistry Open House, Saturday, March 31st, 2012! To learn more visit . . . http://www.dent.umich.edu/sites/default/files/departments/acadaff/Flyer%202012.pdf
Donna L. Pikula, D.D.S. Pre-Health Advisor/General Advisor
Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center The University of Michigan 1255 Angell Hall Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003 734-764-0332 (for appointments) 734-764-2772 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org
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