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  • Invitation to join the Student Committee on Bioethics student group

    The Student Committee on Bioethics is an interprofessional student organization that is committed to improving the quality of the health sciences by helping students think about modern bioethical issues, and we'd like to invite you to join us for a monthly journal club! All students of the academic health center are welcome.

    Here's how it works: One day during the first week of each month, we plan to discuss an article from a recent issue of the journal Bioethics or a related philosophical publication. Because philosophical discussions work best in a seminar setting, we will be limiting attendance to 20 individuals each month. You will notice a link to a Signup Genius form below. Attendance occurs on a first-come basis using this form.

    This month we're sending out the article to everyone so you have an idea of the kind of material we like to discuss. Click here for the article. It's an interesting read about the implications of informed consent on direct-to-consumer genetic testing (like 23andMe). In the future, hopefully we'll have a decently sized email list so we don't have to blast the people who aren't interested.

    The bottom line: Read the attached article, decide if you want to attend on Oct. 2, 12:00pm - 1:15pm (location TBD, likely a conference room in the center for bioethics), sign up, and look for a follow-up email.

    Nate Scheiner
    M.D. Candidate, University of Minnesota School of Medicine Class of 2017
    M. A. Candidate, University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics Class of 2018

  • r e s p e c t

    Everyone. Everyday.

    Check out the U wide campus climate pages, and join a student world cafe! 

    All members of the campus community are invited to share their input about our campus climate and to help identify strategies for improvement. World Cafés for students are scheduled for Thursday, October 2 and Wednesday, October 8.

    Campus Climate—A respectful, inclusive, and welcoming campus is the ground on which a truly equitable and diverse institution flourishes. In a climate of respect and inclusivity, both individuals and the institution are expected to assume responsibility: individuals are encouraged to realize their potential and succeed; diverse identities are honestly and courageously affirmed; and the institution supports all who strive for success.

    The University of Minnesota supports a welcoming campus climate in which all persons are treated with civility and respect. Toward that end, the University will facilitate, sustain and advance a culture that supports equity, inclusion and community by fostering dialogue, respect and personal growth. These purposeful activities and shared responsibility provide an environment that allows everyone the opportunity to succeed.

  • Campus wide student workshops

    Golden Gopher Workshop Database:

    Students can use this site to find workshops and opportunities taking place all over campus. Some require registration, others do not.

  • ADA DDS Success Series Seminars are back!

    Register with Ali to attend:

    Smart Start for Freshmen Oct 17th 12-1 pm Moos 2-690 (register by Oct 10th):

    This program addresses financial issues, dental career options, and tips for success in dental school. The agenda includes:

    • Career opportunities and income information
    • Postdoctoral training and specialty opportunities
    • Student loans, level of debt, and interest rates
    • Budgeting and managing finances
    • Stress and time management

    Professional Preview for Sophomores Oct 16th 12-1 pm Moos 2-690 (register by Oct 10th):

    This program acquaints sophomore dental students with skills for the high-tech and high touch dental practice of the future. The presentation includes:

    • Communication and listening skills in clinic
    • Practice philosophy and mentorship
    • Ergonomics and dentistry

    Career Strategies for Juniors Sept 26th 12-1 pm Mayo 3-100 (register by Sept 19th):

    This program addresses the skills necessary for professional success post-graduation.

    Topics include:

    • Advanced dental education
    • Associateships and other employment opportunities
    • CV writing
    • Interviewing

    Practice Management for Seniors Sept 27th 9 am-12 pm, Moos 2-690 (register by Sept 19th):

    This program addresses practice management aspects of dentistry and ethical aspects of dental practice. It also features useful information on ADA resources that are available to ADA members. The agenda includes:

    • Recruiting and leading a successful dental team
    • Production, collection and expense management
    • Locating, financing and marketing the dental practice
    • Patient expectations and dentist responsibilities

    This year Dr. Mary Smith will be presenting at all 4 sessions:

    Dr. Mary Krempasky Smith is a 1982 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, and she is a dentist in private practice in Spokane, Washington. She is has completed her MBA at Gonzaga University. Since 1982 she has been the team dentist for the Spokane Chiefs hockey team.

    Dr. Smith is active at the state, local and national levels of organized dentistry. From 2006-2010 she served as the eleventh district trustee to the ADA Board of Trustees.

    Dr. Smith and her husband are parents to three adult children. In her free time she enjoys volunteering, swimming and cooking.

  • Global Health Student Advisory Board (GHSAB): Call for Self Nominations

    Global Health Student Advisory Board (GHSAB) - Self-nominations due September 15th.
    The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility is seeking nominations for GHSAB, a new committee of student representatives from across the Academic Health Center (AHC). This board will work collaboratively to define global health related priorities of AHC students. Learn more about the Global Health Student Advisory Board and apply.

  • DDS 1-4, 2014-2015 estimated cost of attendance

    A helpful document outlining the DDS estimated cost of attendance for Summer 2014, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015.

  • Sept 23 Dental Networking Event

    Register for student networking event
    The Minneapolis, Saint Paul and Student Districts, along with the MDA, extend an open invitation to all dental students to attend the 3rd Annual CE and Networking Event at the University of Minnesota McNamara Alumni Center on Tuesday September 23rd (new date). This event offers a unique opportunity for dental students to network and make one-on-one contacts with practicing dentists in Minnesota. A speed networking event will also take place and Drs. Kraig, William and Scott Kottemann will be presenting, "Not just braces: current and future trends of orthodontics." This event is free for dental students - all you need to do is sign up! Space is limited, so register early!

  • 2015 Postdoctoral MATCH program now accepting applications


    Now accepting applications. Please click on the following for more information:

    MATCH Announcement

    MATCH Dates to know

    MATCH application instructions

  • AHC Student Health Benefit Plans are changing

    If you are enrolled in the Academic Health Center Student Health Benefit Plan (AHC-SHBP), you should have received a message notifying you that the plan is being discontinued in Fall 2014. Find more information about these changes at:

    To waive the benefits this Fall simply access the "Health Plan Coverage" link on All waiver requests for AHC students can be made online for fall semester 2014; there will no longer be a paper form.

    Contact One Stop directly at 612-624-1111 if you have additional questions.

  • 10 days notice needed for planned absences from clinic

    All Students in Clinic Beginning Summer 2014

    Part of our current attendance policy is that planned absences must be submitted 10 working days in advance. Right now, that part of the policy is not enforced. Please note that the Office of Student Affairs and Clinic Scheduling will begin enforcing the 10 day requirement at the beginning of summer semester in May 2014. At that time, all planned absences (i.e., any time you know in advance that you will be absent from clinic, either for excused absences or personal sessions) must be submitted at least 10 working days in advance or your request will be denied.

    Why are we starting to enforce this requirement? We’ve seen an increase in the number of last minute schedule changes this year, which is challenging for our clinic schedulers and, ultimately, inconvenient for our patients. Let’s work together to keep this process running smoothly and efficiently. Please see Sara Johnson with questions or feedback.

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