Leadership experience is an important aspect of your application to dental school and in your training to pursue your goal of becoming a dental professional. Showing leadership experience on your application will make you stand out from other applicants and show you are actively preparing for your future as a dentist and a leader in your community.  

Leadership comes in many forms and you are encouraged to be creative with your leadership experiences. Undergraduate college campuses have a number of resources to help you gain leadership experience through various organizations and student programming.

You don’t need to be the president of every club to show you have leadership experience, however. Even if you are just a member of a club or organization, you can offer to lead an initiative of that club such as a community service day, a study group or a fundraiser.