Bridge to Dental School

The Bridge to Dental School is a free 7-session program that will take place via Zoom from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM EST, on Saturdays and Sundays, from June 5-27, 2021. It is an interactive program that will be led by current DMD students at HSDM and will cover general study tips for the DAT and other essential elements for crafting a competitive dental school application. Emphasis will be placed on writing the personal statement and resume, interviewing skills, and the hidden curriculum in dental school. Instructors will share their experience with graduate studies in oral health, as well as post-graduation plans.

Program Eligibility

  • Applicant must be a college student or graduate (from any institution of higher education) who intends to apply to dental school in the future
  • Applicant must identify as a member of an underrepresented minority group in medicine as defined by the AAMC, which includes Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, and American Indian/Alaska Native and/or from other marginalized groups (e.g., LGBTQ+, first-generation college student)
  • Applicant must commit to attend 7 sessions, active engagement by completing assigned tasks, and keep their cameras on, unless the applicant has received approval by instructors not to do so

The deadline for application is Friday, May 14, 2021. Click here to access the application.