Category Archives: Educational Programs

NEW ADEA Resource for 2019: Enrichment Programs Calendar

ADEA is pleased to announce a new resource that benefits prospective dental students—the Enrichment Programs Calendar on ADEA GoDental! The calendar is exclusively designed around enrichment programs and experiences in the United States that focus on dentistry.

Students can search by program name, application deadline, state, educational level and focus area to find opportunities to bolster their preparation for dental school.  Programs listed on the calendar offer enrichment experiences for all levels of education—high school, college, post baccalaureate and graduate students.

We encourage students to check the calendar often as new programs and events will be added continuously.

Health Professions Week 2017

Health Professions Week (HPW) is next week! HPW offers students interested in a health professions career the chance to explore 21 diverse, rewarding professions through a series of FREE online and in-person events. By registering, students will have the opportunity to chat virtually with practitioners and current students about what each profession has to offer, hear a keynote address from Dr. Kameron Matthews, network in-person with healthcare professionals through a Community Connect Day, and best of all, have a chance to win great prizes like one of five $1,000 education scholarships from Sallie Mae!

Health Professions Week is sponsored in part by Liaison.

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CSTEP Paid Summer Research Internship Opportunity

The 2017 CSTEP Summer Research Program (SRP) Application is now available!

The 2017 CSTEP Summer Research Program is an intensive 8.5-week program designed to provide students with a faculty-mentored research experience in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and allied health majors (June 6, 2017 – August 3, 2017).  The structured research experience also enhances students’ competitiveness when pursuing graduate and professional school.  CSTEP seeks talented underrepresented students who are rising sophomores, juniors and continuing seniors whose academic careers would be enhanced by conducting research under the guidance and mentorship of faculty at the University at Buffalo. A stipend of $3,300 will be awarded to participantsParticipants also have the opportunity to receive additional funding up to $2,200 during the academic year.

Research assignments are made based on mutual interests of faculty sponsors and student participants.  In addition to the research experience, students participate in a research methods course, seminars to develop soft skills, fieldtrips, and community service.  As a capstone, at the end of the program, students present their research projects to peers, faculty, and the University at Buffalo community during the Annual Research Symposium.

Candidates should have completed at least one year of science coursework, and intend to pursue allied health professions in Nursing, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychology OR  Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majors.   A history of academic excellence and interest in research is required.  Students must submit applications before the Thursday, March 16th deadline.

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Here’s what previous research interns have said about their experience:

“The CSTEP Summer Research Program isn’t just a program that provides research opportunities; it gave me access to alumni, scholarships, faculty, friendships, and networking.”

Michael Singletary, Electrical Engineering

“This experience has been amazing because not only was it educational and informative, but it was uplifting and made me feel like the sky is the limit…The internship opened my mind to research and helped me to consider multiple career options.”

-Melissa Pierre-Louis, Pre-Med

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Program Benefits:

  • $3,300 stipend
  • (Students also have the opportunity to continue with additional funding during the academic year)
  • Faculty Mentorship
  • Structured research experience
  • Research Methods Seminar (3.0 credit hours paid by CSTEP)
  • Development of soft skills via seminars with experts
  • Networking with professionals, faculty, & peers
  • Graduate school preparation
  • Fieldtrips
  • Community Service
  • All expenses paid to attend & present at the UB Undergraduate Research Conference

Total Value $4,800

 

To apply (All forms and further information can be found at the CSTEP website):

The application process begins with completing the 2017 CSTEP Summer Research Application COVER SHEET and submitting all of the following components of the application:

  • Official UB Transcript
  • 1-2 page personal statement
  • Resume
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation (each recommender gets one page)
  • Copy of your Student ID

Upon submitting that completed package, you will be prompted to Part 2 which is an online application.

This is a competitive process,  we encourage  students to start the process early. CSTEP staff are available to offer any assistance with the process.

“Beyond Your Bachelors” Drop In Hours

Have questions about applying to a graduate program in UB’s College of Arts and Sciences? We’ve got answers.

Stop by 732 Clemens Hall on December 7th between 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. to learn about the diverse graduate programs across the College of Arts and Sciences and the admissions process. The Graduate Recruitment Officer will be on hand to answer any questions you have about programs in the College, application questions, or anything else you may want to know about Graduate School. This is an informal opportunity to get your questions answered!

 

ASDA Webinars for National Predental Week

Below are the webinars being hosted by the American Student Dental Association for National Predental Week.

So You Think You Know Dentistry?

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
7:00–8:30 p.m. CDT
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Everyone has their preconceived notions about what dentistry is. General dentists drill and fill, endodontists work under high magnification and “tinker” all day, orthodontists straighten teeth and OMFS operate. Well, similar to other professions, dentistry is constantly adapting, developing and advancing. This webinar will discuss some of the ways dentistry is evolving in scope with the help of technology to provide better oral health care to patients. This promises to be a very informative session and one that will enlighten attendees on trending and niche aspects of dentistry just in time for interview season. The session will also include a 30-minute Q&A session with the panelists.

The Do’s and Don’ts of the Dental School Interview

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016
7:00–8:30 p.m. CDT
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The interview. It’s the last step in achieving your dental school dream. Now that you’ve put in the hard work studying for the DAT and submitting your application, let ASDA help. Panelists will discuss several strategies for success including:

  • How to properly prepare
  • Dressing for success
  • Best practices for common interview styles
  • Potential questions

The session will also include a 30-minute Q&A session with the panelists.

The Path to Becoming a U.S.-Trained Dentist

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016
8:00–9:30 p.m. CDT
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The webinar will focus on tips for a successful application to dental school and career choices for international dentists who want to practice in the United States. The presenters will:

  • Explain the differences between AS-IDP and a residency program
  • Share how to improve your application in order to gain acceptance into dental school
  • Explore options on progressing your career after graduating from dental school
  • Participate in a 30-minute Q&A with attendees

UB CPR Class

Millard Fillmore College is launching an undergraduate CPR class (MFC 151) for spring 2016. It is a 4 week hybrid class and the students will earn 1 credit along with earning certifications in Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers, Heartsaver First Aid, and Preventing Disease Transmission.
Hands-on skills will be taught in room 208 UB Gateway within the downtown Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The course will primarily be conducted online and the hands-on skills portion will be conducted with an American Heart Association instructor.
All participants will be required to pay an online certification fee of $30.