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Pre-Admission Workshop for Underrepresented Pre-Dental Students

Program Information

The purpose of the UTHSC Pre-Admission Workshop for Underrepresented Pre-Dental Students is to increase the number of successful dental school applicants from historically underrepresented groups and broaden the dental school support network for these students. The itinerary provides students with guidance on navigating the course, and relationship building opportunities with students and faculty dentists who will cheer them on along the way. The program will take place March 31st through April 2nd 2023. Hotel accommodations will be provided to all participants, along with a $200 travel stipend to those eligible. Please email with any questions or concerns.

Application and supporting documents must be uploaded by midnight Dec 31, 2022.


Workshop Itinerary

  • Explanation of the dental school application process
  • DAT preparation 
  • Hands on experience in the dental simulation clinic
  • Mock interviews 
  • In depth application review with UTHSC admissions personnel
  • Financial aid and scholarship resources
  • Dental campus tour
  • Relationship and networking opportunities with UTHSC dental faculty and students
  • Counseling with UTHSC education specialists
  • Professional headshots


Applicants must have:

  • A minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Completed mock application

Other factors for consideration include:

  • Students identify with a group that is racially/ethnically underrepresented in the health professions.
  • Comes from an economically or educationally disadvantaged background; and/or
  • Has demonstrated an interest in issues affecting underserved populations and dedicating their dental career to relieving oral health disparities


Sep 6, 2022