2017 Match Day!*

*Disclaimer: My perspective on this specific topic, the Match, will surely change over the years, and it’s very possible that the Match will change itself. The sources for information in this specific post include the National Matching Services (NMS) website, dental school websites, and charts/spreadsheets that were given to me over the past year. If there is information that is incorrect…

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…

How Do I Prep for the DAT?

Welcome to September! I am dedicating a post to the Dental Admissions Test, known as the DAT, since it is an essential step in the application process for U.S. schools. The DAT has also been on my mind because I’ve been receiving quite a few e-mails with the subject, “Selling my DAT prep books!!!” from our pre-dental listserv….