January 7, 2015, 7-8:30 p.m. CT
This free virtual idea exchange will feature these predental leaders sharing best practices and innovative ideas related to running their predental clubs:
Cassy Hainer and Madison Felber, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The University of Wisconsin Predental Society will be discussing the four community service committees they created this year: Ronald McDonald House Committee, Operation Smile Committee, Community Outreach Committee and Educational Outreach Committee. They will share the process for developing committees, how to pick committee leaders, how often the committees meet, how often they hold events/fundraisers, problems they have encountered and how they have solved those problems.
Kai Huang, President, University of Central Florida
The UCF predental club focuses on volunteering for their members. They have numerous partnerships with dental organizations and the Florida Department of Health to provide their members valuable hands on experience. They will share their experience in building their volunteer efforts over the last 2-3 years.
Ashley Pater, Virginia Tech University
Virginia Tech will present on the educational component of their club. They hold bi-weekly educational workshops for members on topics to prepare for dental school, such as timelines, resumes, the DAT and interviews. Additionally, they engage in community service outreach opportunities, including oral health presentations to local elementary schools and supply fundraisers for nursing homes.
Adel Hasan, President, Ohio State University
The OSU predental club will share their experience attending Chicago Dental Society’s Mid-winter Meeting. They will provide tips on how they raised funds and organized for the trip.
This will be a great opportunity to connect with predentals from different schools to learn new ways of motivating your members, hosting events and more.