​Planning a Dental Career

One of the best things about the College of Dental Medicine is the accessibility of faculty and experts in the different dental specialties.

Year 1 and 2

At the beginning of your careers at the College of Dental Medicine, the Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs schedules one-on-one meetings to discuss your current standing, concerns, experience, and future plans

Several opportunities are available for students in the summer between 1st and 2nd year:

  • summer research fellowships
  • global research opportunities
  • cultural immersions
  • mentoring opportunities with one of our summer pipeline program

Year 3 and 4

  • Lunch-and-learns introducing various postdoctoral program directors to discuss their programs and advise on interviewing techniques
  • Meetings for Oral Surgery, GPR, and various other career paths
  • Residency application meetings to discuss the process and timeline
  • PASS meetings after the Match for 4th years to discuss the experience firsthand with 3rd year students
  • Assistance for students with post-match opportunities
  • Scheduled individual meetings with the Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs to discuss which programs and the application process in detail