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First Meeting PowerPoint

  1. 1. Penn State Pre-Dental Society 2009-2010 Welcome Back!
  2. 2. A Few Introductions… <ul><li>President – Lisa MacPhail </li></ul><ul><li>Vice President – David Funk </li></ul><ul><li>Secretary – Olivia Oriani </li></ul><ul><li>Treasurer – Nicolette Gengel </li></ul><ul><li>Web Master – Ryan Rother </li></ul><ul><li>Advisor – Amy Leddy </li></ul>
  3. 3. About the PDS <ul><li>We are a network of Penn State students interested in pursuing a career in dentistry </li></ul><ul><li>Our goal is to help students attain their goals during their undergraduate career in preparation for application to dental school </li></ul>
  4. 4. This year… <ul><li>Host a variety of speakers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dental school admissions officers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Military recruiters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-Health Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other potential meeting topics include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kaplan’s Personal Statement Seminar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DAT (Dental Admissions Test) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AADSAS (Associated American Dental Schools Application Service) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. This year… <ul><li>Visit/tour local dentist offices of </li></ul><ul><li>varying specialties (i.e. Pediatric, </li></ul><ul><li>Oral Surgery, Cosmetic, Orthodontics) </li></ul><ul><li>Visit dental schools in the region (i.e. Pitt, Temple, Penn, Maryland) </li></ul><ul><li>Socials… any ideas? </li></ul><ul><li>Apparel order </li></ul><ul><li>Community service projects </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Orphanage Outreach or related program over Spring Break </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assist U.S. dentists in dental clinics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teach oral health within the schools </li></ul></ul>This year…
  7. 7. This year… <ul><li>Participate in Penn State’s THON </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is THON? THON is a year-long effort that raises funds and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer. Fundraising culminates with a 46-hour dance marathon in February. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What would we do? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pair with Penn State Pre-Medical Society? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adopt-A-Family </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>THON 5K </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fundraising </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Canning trips </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Letter writing with THONvelopes </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Small business and corporate solicitation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. PDS Website <ul><li>Check it out! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.clubs.psu.edu/up/predent/ </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. New Requirements <ul><li>To be considered an active member of the PDS, one must attend a minimum of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 meetings / semester </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 event (i.e. social, dental school visit) / semester </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Those who fail to attend the required amount of meetings and events will be removed from the LISTSERV at the conclusion of the semester. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Application <ul><li>Please take a few minutes to fill out the new application! </li></ul>

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