Health Professions Advisor Views

The Importance of Building Relationships While Applying to Dental School

Posted by Rhona Beaton on October 19, 2021

“Applicants consider a successful application to dental school as their ultimate goal, but please know that your journey to that goal holds many possibilities for learning and growth academically, personally and clinically,” says Rhona Beaton, National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) Liaison to ADEA AADSAS® (ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service). “Your preparation for dental school will include both individual hard work and building effective relationships with people you meet along your path who will help you and perhaps challenge you to consider yourself and your goals from new perspectives.”  

Read on to learn about different types of professionals who could help you achieve your goals and dreams. 

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We Must Speak to Racial Injustice

Posted by Carolyn Booker, Ph.D. on June 24, 2020
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) does not tolerate discrimination in the review and evaluation of applicants to our dental programs. Nor does it accept or support the unfair treatment of African American students enrolled in our dental programs. Read on as Carolyn Booker, Ph.D., ADEA Senior Vice President of Educational Pathways, addresses recent events occurring in the United States and around the world. ... See More

Working With Health Professions Advisors Throughout Your College Years

Posted by Kristin McJunkins, M.Ed. on September 23, 2019

Many students think they don’t need to meet with health professions advisors until they’re getting ready to apply to their health care program of choice. On the contrary, it is wise to have regular meetings—I like to call them 10,000-mile maintenance checks—throughout the undergraduate years and even the postgraduate years if you’re taking some time after graduation before applying; that is, a gap year.

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Interview Preparation Tips 101

Posted by Lolita Wood-Hill, M.S. on July 26, 2017
Your application is officially submitted to all the dental schools of your choice. Hooray!  Now it’s time to prepare for your first interview. Soon you will have an opportunity to speak directly with someone about your qualifications, personal goals and ... See More