PreDental

At Rutgers-Camden there is a relatively small (ABOUT 15) but very active group of pre-dental students.  Students receive advising and application support and also belong the Pre-dental Society which sponsors a variety of activities, seminars and trips each semester.
TO GET STARTED
Pre-Med / Pre-Health Registration Complete the Health Professions Registration form online at PRE-HEALTH PROFESSIONS REGISTRATION If you need curriculum advising for Dental School: Pre-dental students should also work closely with their academic advisor to ensure they are taking the prerequisite courses required to apply to dental school. SCIENCE MAJORS OR OTHER MAJORS Contact: Francis Clark, Assistant Dean, Academic Advising  francis.clark@rutgers.edu Kyle Jenkins, Assistant Dean, Academic Advising   kyle.jenkins@rutgers.edu Assistance with Application Process  Contact: Cheryl Hallman at the Career Center, lower level of the campus center.  856.225.6046, challman@camden.rutgers.edu Dental School Timeline to Apply
Centralized Application Service
Dental School (American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) Standardized Test Information The Dental Admission Test (DAT) is required. It is given on computer throughout the year. It is highly recommended that you take the test by April (16 months in advance of entering Dental School). Contact individual schools to determine if they will accept October scores. A candidate may choose to submit either a paper application form or an online application for the Dental Admission Test (DAT). The paper application is included in the “Dental Admission Testing Program application and preparation materials booklet” available from pre-dental advisors, admission officers and the office of the Dental Admission Testing Program, 211 East Chicago Avenue, 6th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60611. For more information on the DAT, registration for the test, visit: Dental Admission Test (DAT) | American Dental Association (ada.org) This may not be the most current pre-requisite so check directly with the school’s website or with the Dental School Directory at the Career Center.
Gateway to Dentistry – Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
College – Gateway to Dentistry | Rutgers School of Dental Medicine A truly unique program designed to introduce undergraduate students to the wide range of career options associated with the Dental Profession. Rutgers School of Dental Medicine offers all prospective applicants challenging and informative hands-on dental experience. This is an intensive program based at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Newark, New Jersey. Gateway to Dentistry is a 2-week interactive program that affords each participant a birds-eye exposure to the various aspects of the practice of dentistry. Discover Dental School: Summer Scholars’ Program Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine https://dentistry.stonybrookmedicine.edu/student/discover
Virtual Shadowing
Virtual_Shadowing.pdf
Dental Associations
American Student Dental Association National student run organization which protects and advances the rights, interests, and welfare of students pursuing careers in Dentistry. Offers memberships to pre-dental students.  It is highly recommended that you join and take advantage of the opportunities to learn more about the field.
Other Sites of Interest

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Rutgers Career Center at 856.225.6046 or by email: careercenter@camden.rutgers.edu