UCLA’s Pre-Dental Outreach Committee

One of my main extracurricular involvements at UCLA SOD is our American Student Dental Association (ASDA) Pre-Dental Outreach Committee. The committee is comprised of 8 members: 2 second-year Chairs who lead the organization and 6 first-years who are divided up into lecturers, external, and internal co-chairs. The two co-lecturers, Armen and Brian, give presentations to and lead…

Systems 1 Update

Since I posted about Systems 1 earlier this week, a handful of classmates have reached out to me with different views regarding the class, Systems 1. In particular, some classmates do NOT enjoy the fact that we’re spending ten hours per week on Systems alone when we could be drilling or learning other dental-related classes. Others aren’t…

Case-Based Learning (CBL) at UCLA SOD

We are already back in the swing of things here are UCLA. In fact, our first quiz was just last week! This quarter feels like information overload, with foundational courses in topics such as pharmacology, microbiology, and radiology, among others. One of the greatest changes this quarter has been the start of a class called…