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April 2, ADEA online virtual fair!
2015 ADEA Dental Student Virtual Fair
Dates: Apr 02, 2015
Venue: 4:00 - 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time (3-9pm Central)
Location: Virtual Fair, Online
This is a FREE, live, online event to help dental students learn about what comes after dental school and how to juggle it all: residency applications, writing a resume, leadership, different types of dental careers and more!
The 2015 ADEA Dental Student Virtual Fair is designed to give dental students free access to information and connect them with professionals from ADEA, dental specialties and dental companies who can answer their questions in real time.
All dental students are welcome to attend the event. Recent graduates interested in learning about different career options are also welcome to attend.
Students will be able to:
Log in to the event from any internet connected device.
Speak directly with dental specialty program directors and association professionals, military recruiters and corporate sponsor exhibitors in live text chatrooms.
View presentations about financial aid, interviewing for residencies, ADEA PASS and much more.
Download and save resources from dental professionals to access after the live event.
Learn about the ADEA PASS application process.
Listen to a keynote presentation from the ADEA Chair of the Board, Dr. Lily Garcia.
April 24-25, Cancer in Tanzania Symposium
Please join us on April 24 & 25 for Cancer in Tanzania: Bringing Technology and Care that Works, featuring speakers with experience in health and oncology around the world. We'll discuss the challenges of delivering care in low-income settings and the opportunities for moving forward in northern Tanzania. Held in Moos Tower 2-650.
Keynote speakers include Brooks Jackson, M.D. Dean, Vice President for Health and Sciences, University of Minnesota Medical School and
C. Norman Coleman, M.D., FASTRO, FASCO, FACP, FACR Senior Scientific Advisor, International Cancer Expert Corps.
Help support the Health Professional Education Loan Forgiveness Program
Hello fellow SOD students!
We need your help!
The Minnesota legislature is currently debating a proposal that will help to fund the Health Professional Education Loan Forgiveness Program for health professionals, like us. The program is part of the Healthy Minnesota Proposal, and the main aim is to help meet the lack of health professionals working in rural and underserved areas while also helping to relieve some of their professional school debt. (We all know how burdensome this debt can be!)
Why is this important to us as dental professionals?
Funds for the program have been declining recently, and less and less health professionals have been able to take advantage of the program because of it. Now Minnesota is trying to increase funds for the program to allow more professionals to take part in the Loan Forgiveness incentive. This new proposal will also expand to include public health nurses, mental health professionals, and dental therapists among those who can benefit.
The discussion and debate happens this month of March, and the vote will take place in May. If we don’t act now, we may lose our chance to help pass this proposal.
What can you do to help?
We are partnering up with other Health Science schools to show our support for this proposal in the legislature. The more support we can get for this proposal, the better the chance it has of passing. Please spread the word, and we urge you to join our Coalition by signing up on the link below:
All it takes is your name, school, and email address! By signing up as part of the Student Coalition, we’ll provide you with a way to send a prewritten letter to your MN district representative and senator in a future email.
Thank you for your support!
Megan Guthmiller, DT2
AHC SCC Representative
Colgate Summer MDH & DDS Internship Opportunities
Colgate summer internships are now posted online!
This year we will be able to host three students - one dental hygiene master's student and two dental students (see link below). The programs will run from 8-10 weeks, depending on the schedule of the student. We have a number of interesting projects already lined up for the students. To be considered for the role, all applicants must answer all screening questions and meet criteria for each program.
The applicant reviews will begin in several weeks, so it is a relatively short turn-around.
Colgate-Palmolive Clinical Dental Research - Summer Internship Program 2015
Susan Manning, RDH, MS
Academic Relations Manager - Northwest Territory
Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
300 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Cell Phone: 1-801-391-8581
DDS-Clinical Research Internship
CLINICAL RESEARCH INTERNSHIP
TYPE OF OPPORTUNITY: DDS Associate, Current DDS students
TYPE OF PRACTICE: Align Technology, Inc
LOCATION OF PRACTICE:
Align Technology, Inc
2560 Orchard Parkway
San Jose, CA 95131
In a Dental Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)? No
DATE OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE: 6/1/2015
R&D Clinical Research Intern
This position is responsible for assisting the Research Associate(s) in the Clinical R&D department. The Research Intern will help with daily tasks and work closely on research studies.\
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Presentation on program participation.
• Data collection of clinical research cases.
• Updating reference articles to the clinical binders.
• Scanning models when assigned.
• Archiving models from ongoing studies.
• Create packaging/shipping boxes.
• Follows all departmental and company procedures as indicated in quality, administrative, or other systems.
• Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources.
• Assist with documentation and organization of various projects
• Assist with development of presentation materials including handouts, posters, graphs and PowerPoint presentations
• Current pre-doctoral graduate, dental student or dental post-graduate with dental degree
• Experience with data management, including using word-processing, spreadsheet and database software helpful.
• Willingness to be reassigned to different tasks in a fast-paced research environment.
• Regard for patient privacy essential.
• Professionalism in interacting with practitioners and academicians
• Good oral and written communication skills. Strong writing skills helpful.
• Organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines.
• Strong attention to detail and ability to ask clarifying questions.
• Ability to work independently with only general supervision as well as cross-functionally
• Competency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access preferred.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor’s degree in Science or Business
• DDS in process or received
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to handle objects and tools; reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move light to moderate weight. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
• Work Environment: The noise level and temperature in the work environment is usually moderate.
WORK WEEK: Full Time
WORK HOURS/DAYS: Monday-Friday (Regular Business Hours)
2560 Orchard Parkway
San Jose, CA
AAOMS research summit May 6-7, 2015
DDS students are eligible to attend the AAOMS research summit, as are OMS residents. This as a great program to stimulate clinical research in OMS. Click here for full details!
- 2015 Postdoctoral MATCH program now accepting applications
Check It Out!
- Check out the latest Dental Lifeline Network newsletter
Campus wide student workshops
Golden Gopher Workshop Database: workshop.umn.edu.
Students can use this site to find workshops and opportunities taking place all over campus. Some require registration, others do not.
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.
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: http://www.shb.umn.edu/email/2014/ahc/plan_elimination_TC_032614.html
To waive the benefits this Fall simply access the "Health Plan Coverage" link on www.onestop.umn.edu. 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.
- Check out ASDA's new Central Groove!
New Outreach Attendance Policy beginning May 12, 2014
Attached is the new Outreach Division Attendance Policy, which will be in effect starting May 12th, 2014 (the first day of summer semester).
Free peer technology tutoring!
There's a new free student technology peer tutoring service! Students can stop in one of the Tech Stop locations around campus and build skills in Excel and the Adobe Creative Suite (that's InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop).
Communications Associate - OIT
Funding your Dental Education
Here's a great powerpoint on many questions you may have regarding your financial package and funding your dental education.
Support Group for International Students
Worried about your English speaking/writing skills?
Lonely? Unsure of how to make friends?
Eager to know how to succeed in your classes?
Interested in learning job/internship search strategies?
Confused about the American culture?
Homesick? Feeling alone or misunderstood?
This weekly group provides a place for both undergraduate and graduate international students to meet other international students who have concerns described above. It also provides an opportunity to learn from one another about adjusting to a new culture and educational system, dealing with different customs, and practice speaking English.
For more information, please contact:
Chia-Chen Tu, Ph. D. (email@example.com)
Kara Goldmann, M.A. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
What's the latest with Student Council?
Check out the Student Council meeting minutes.
Be safe around campus. Free 24-hour Campus Walk Program 612-624-WALK (9255).