10th Annual Life Science Forum of Southwest Virginia

Thursday March 30th 5:30-8:30 at VCOM II in the VTCRC

Come meet innovators from the region and view their research. This is a great place to network if you are interested in a research profession, or participating in undergraduate research while you are here at Virginia Tech.

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ASDA DAT Week, April 17-21 Activities

2017 DAT Week 

Join predentals nationwide in celebrating ASDA DAT Week! During the week of April 17-21, ASDA will be promoting valuable webinars and resources to prepare students for the Dental Admission Test. Predentals that join ASDA during DAT Week will be eligible for prizes, including DAT resources.

DAT Week Activities

During the week, national ASDA will offer the following activities for predentals:

  • Blog posts from students who have taken the DAT
  • Shared DAT practice test questions and tips on ASDA’s Facebook and Instagram pages

DAT Week Webinars

Vital Information and Tips for Taking the DAT (2017)

April 17, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. CDT
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The Dental Admission Test is an integral part of applying to dental school and can be a source of tremendous stress for predental students. This session is intended to provide valuable information so that students can feel as comfortable and prepared as possible before they sit for the test. The webinar covers general DAT information, tips for studying, common problems encountered by test takers, and the most frequently asked questions about the DAT.

Presenter: Nicholas B. Hussong, BA, manager, test administration, American Dental Association

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Study Methods for the Natural Sciences (DAT)

April 19, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. CDT
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As dental students know, you can’t fake your way through the Natural Sciences section of the DAT: either you have the knowledge on test day, or you don’t. This session will go over methods of not only learning that information, but retaining it as well. You’ll learn how to harness technology to study in the most effective and efficient ways, and will have the opportunity to ask high-scoring dental students for their advice. At the end of the session, attendees will be provided with a coupon code for Memorang and ASDA’s DAT study tool.

Presenter:  Dr. Yermie Cohen, MD, founder & CEO, Memorang
Panelists: UCLA ASDA Members and dental students who co-authored Memorang’s study content

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Dissecting the DAT

April 20, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. CDT
Free for members; $10 for non-members*
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Don’t let the DAT get you down! With a few simple strategies, several sections of the DAT can easily be broken down. This webinar will specifically look at two sections that are less familiar: the PAT and reading comprehension. Join our panelists as they dissect practice questions using common and lesser-known strategies. Panelists will also share general test taking tips so that you’ll be prepared to dominate the DAT.

Panelists: Craig Mackenzie, Virginia Tech ’17

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Schiffert Scholarship Information

The Division of Student Affairs (DSA) at Viriginia Tech has announced a scholarship opportunity for students planning to pursue a career as a medical physician and the deadline has been extended until the end of the day on Sunday, March 26th. Here are some details of the scholarship:

Charles W. Schiffert and Dolores S. Schiffert Scholarship

 The Charles W. Schiffert and Dolores S. Schiffert Scholarship was established to provide scholarship support for a current undergraduate student who plans to pursue a career as a medical physician. The Schifferts moved to Blacksburg in 1968 from Craigsville, Virginia where Dr. Charles Schiffert served as a family practitioner. He was Associate Director of Student Health at Virginia Tech from 1968-1971 and served as Director from 1971 until he retired in 1986.

 The following guidelines are required for this award:

  • Undergraduate student enrolled in a curriculum that will prepare her/him for a career as a medical physician
  • Demonstrated financial need

 Interested candidate must also provide a recommendation from an advisor in Health Professions Advising.

 These scholarship awards typically range from $1,000 to $4,000. The application deadline for the 2017–18 academic year is Sunday, March 26, 2017. A committee of Virginia Tech alumni will select the recipients of each scholarship. For more information  and to apply, visit www.dsa.vt.edu/scholarships.


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