Upcoming webinar on the AADSAS

The American Student Dental Association is hosting an upcoming webinar  on mastering the AADSAS.

Webinar: Apply yourself – mastering the AADSAS

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

8:00-9:30pm EST

Free for ASDA members, $10 for non-members

Learn how to make your application  to dental school stand out from the thousands of other applicants.

Join dental students as they tell their acceptance story and walk you step-by-step through the application to dental school. In addition, learn from a dental school assistant dean for admissions on how to distinguish yourself from the competition.


Riki Gottlieb, DMD, MS, assistant dean for admissions, VCU School of Dentistry
Sable Muntean, LECOM `18, 2016-17 chapter president
Craig McKenzie, Pennsylvania `21, 2016-17 pre-dental consultant

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American Mock World Organization Public Health Speaker Panel April 29, 2017

Come to the American Mock World Health Organization’s 2nd annual Public Health Speaker Panel!!

Watch the Flint Michigan Water Crisis team present about their experience and where they see water sanitation moving, and hear other professors who are on the cutting edge of water sanitation research and water access innovation with a global focus.

Refreshments will be provided at this event, as well as an opportunity to meet the attending professors and network with other attending students. 

Don’t miss out on this unique public health event and the opportunity to learn from the best and grow your network.

This event is free and is open to undergraduate and graduate students of all majors. Please RSVP to https://amwhovt-speakerpanel.eventbrite.com if interested.

Where: Pamplin Hall Room 1045. 

When: Saturday April 29th, 12:00 pm.

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DPT Education Virtual Fair

The American Physical Therapy Association invites you to register for a free DPT Education Virtual Fair scheduled on April 26th from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.

This fair allows users to participate in live chats with Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs from across the country. Use the fair to find the best DPT program for you, ask questions from the comfort of a computer, and get tips on how to best prepare for the admissions process.

Attendees must register in advance for this free event.

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VCOM Graduate Certificate Program (GCP) Deadline is April 17, 2017

The application deadline for the 2017-18 VCOM Graduate Certificate Program (GCP) is Monday April 17.

The program is designed primarily for students with GPAs that are not currently competitive for admission to medical school.  With a challenging curriculum, the GCP allows students to prove that they can be successful in a rigorous medical school academic program.  Students who meet the benchmarks of the VCOM GCP program in December will be offered a seat (not just an interview) to matriculate at one of the VCOM campuses in August 2018.  There are also other opportunities to meet the benchmarks in March and May for a guaranteed seat.

For the last five years, over 65% of students who completed the program have been accepted to a U.S. medical school, and those that have matriculated to VCOM have been quite successful academically.  Additional information about the benchmarks, program prerequisites, how to apply, program outcomes, etc. can be found at http://www.vcom.edu/premedical_admissions.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our  GradCertificateAdmissions@vcom.vt.edu or at 540-231-5090.

We look very forward to hearing from you.


Shannon C. Sampson, MPH

Director of Admissions, Virginia Campus

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

2265 Kraft Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24060

Office: 540-231-5909 | Fax: 540-231-5252


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2017 ADEA GoDental Virtual Fair Info

Register to “attend” the 2017 ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs, ADEA’s two-day online event where you can visit multiple virtual dental school booths—without travel or registration fees.

ADEA AADSAS® Prep Day Live on May 21
Attendees can log in from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time to:

  • Watch presentations about the Dental Admission Test (DAT), the ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (ADEA AADSAS) and the dental school application process.
  • Chat live with a loan repayment strategist and representatives from ADEA AADSAS customer service and Fee Assistance Program (FAP).
  • Download videos, brochures and other dental school information.

Dental School Chat Day Live on June 15
Attendees can log in from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time to:

  • Hear directly from the source! Speak directly with admissions representatives from over 45 U.S. dental schools.
  • Expand their knowledge and prepare. Watch presentations on a variety of topics, including financing a dental education, dental school interviews and much more.
  • Gain new perspectives! Network with current dental students and other prospective dental school applicants in a live chat forum.

Register today on ADEA GoDental. Individuals only need to register once to access both event days.


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VCOM’s annual ShaDO Week (April 24-28th)

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine’s annual ShaDO Week will take place from April 24-28. This week is an opportunity for pre-medical students to come experience a typical day in the life of an osteopathic medical student. Come sit in on classes and labs and follow a medical student mentor for the day. This is a great opportunity to have your questions answered about the application process, MCAT and medical school in general.

Below is a link to the schedule and sign-up, along with directions on how to use Sign Up Genius. It is recommended you stay for the whole day, but they understand that everyone has classes to attend. If you need to sign-up for half the day or leave early/late please email Jacqueline Gillman at  jgillman@vt.vcom.edu to work something out. If you would like to be guaranteed a space please sign-up ASAP. Sign-up will remain open until April 14 pending space. More information on arrival times, parking, etc. will be sent out closer to the date.

Sign-Up Instructions: Click on the link below. Check the sign-up boxes you would like to attend. Feel free to pick 1 slot or multiple. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click submit and sign-up. You can sign-up without creating an account, but if you don’t create an account make sure to check the box that says “send me a confirmation email.” If you have any questions or problems please feel free to email jgillman@vt.vcom.edu.

Sign-up Link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f49aba72aa4ff2-shado

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