Pre-dental Mentorship Program

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District 6 Pre-dental Mentorship Program:

Have questions about dental school? Join the District 6 Pre-dental Mentorship Program, and get to know real dental students! Current dental students will be matched with pre-dental students to help answer questions about admissions, the DAT, and more!

Why should I join?

  • Get tips on choosing and applying to schools

  • Learn what a typical day in dental school is like

  • Get advice about personal statements

  • Get your questions answered!

What are my next steps?

  • Register online to be matched with a dental student

  • Communicate with your mentor every two weeks via Skype, email, etc.

About the Program

     Requirements to Participate:

  • Mentors and mentees must be ASDA members. To join, visit the ASDA website.

         https://www.asdanet.org/joinnow.aspx

 

What to Expect:

  • Your mentor will check in with you every two weeks. This check in could be a phone call, Skype call, or e-mail. If you and your mentor have another prefered form of communication, you are welcome to connect in that way, too.

  • Not sure if you have time to participate? Don’t worry. Time committment will be determined by each mentor-mentee pair. You and your mentor are also in charge of what day and what time you meet.

  • Your mentor will talk to you about how to prepare for dental school. They will share their first-hand experience with the application process, the DAT, and anything else you want to know.

Why do I Need a Mentor?

  • Receive application tips (Find out what schools are really looking for!)

  • Affirm that dental school is for you

  • Learn how to study for the DAT (What companies/materials work best)

  • Watch a virtual tour of a dental school, given by your mentor

  • Get helpful tips on interviews

  • Hear what it’s like to be in dental school

  • Get help choosing a dental school

  • Receive help on your personal statement

  • Learn about other opportunities in ASDA

Program Contacts

                Zehra Zaid
                District 6 Cabinet, Pre-dental Chair
                zaidze@udmercy.edu
                David Danesh
                District 6, Pre-dental Advisory Committtee Chair
                danesh.6@osu.edu
                Vani Bhatia
                Pre-dental Liason
                bhatiava@msu.edu
                Sid Acharya
                University of Detroit Mercy Liason
                siddach@umich.edu
                Krista Mathis
                West Virginia University Liason
                kam195@zips.uakron.edu
                Sarah Kowalski
                University of Michigan Liason
                sekowals@umich.edu
                Morgan Stilgenbaur
                Pre-dental Liason
                morganstilgenbauer@walsh.edu
                Michael Thomas
                Case Western Reserve University Liason
                thoma160@miamioh.edu
                Haley Leatherbarrow
                Ohio State University Liason
                leatherbarrow.1@buckeyemail.osu.edu