WHAT - A six-week program
WHEN - Mid-May through late June
WHO - For college juniors, seniors, and recent college graduates
WHY - To prepare students from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds to be successful applicants for dental school
COST - The program is free to all participants
APPLICATION DEADLINE - March 1, 2023
The purpose of Profile for Success (PFS) is to assist junior and senior level college students and recent graduates through the admissions process for dental school. Program participants will also have an opportunity to increase their knowledge of career opportunities within dentistry.
PFS targets college juniors, seniors, recent graduates, or individuals making a career transition who are on track to enter dental school the academic year following their participation. Preparation for the DAT is the main focus of this program. Participants will spend the majority of their time in test preparatory classes or facilitated study groups. In addition to test preparation, students participate in admissions workshops, simulated clinical and lab experiences, panel discussions on health disparities and lectures about various careers in dentistry. Each participant is assigned a dental student mentor, and there are formal and informal opportunities for participants to interact with faculty and staff.
Travel to and from the University of Michigan, as well as on campus housing, is provided by the program for all participants. Participants will also receive a stipend to cover living expenses.
Admission to PFS is selective and highly competitive. Candidates selected to participate in PFS are expected to fully engage in, focus on, and commit to all activities for the duration of the program.
All program participants are required to live on campus during the program. Participants are expected to commit and engage in the learning process for the duration of the program.
Attendance is required for all program activities including but not limited to: pre-clinical experiences, courses, workshops, speaker presentations, and meetings with faculty, staff, and mentors. Additionally, some weekend and evening events are required to ensure maximum benefit from the program.
As a participant, you must commit to taking advantage of the various opportunities made available to facilitate your entry into the dental professions.