Discover Dental School

Priority deadline is Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 10 p.m. CST

Final deadline is Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 10 p.m. CST

The 2023-2024 Discover Dental School (DDS) will be a hybrid, year-long program running June 1, 2023 - May 31, 2024. The program will include live Zoom sessions, asynchronous online learning and assignments via Canvas, and some live, hands-on sessions at the dental school. Programming will be tailored to the participants' program of interest (DH, DT, or DDS). The program is free for participants. More details will be provided to the selected participants.

Application is required - apply here. The priority application deadline is Tuesday, February 14, 2023 @ 10pm CST. The final application deadline is Wednesday, March 1 @ 10pm CST - no late or incomplete applications will be accepted/considered. The application includes required essays and the name of one professional reference. Applicants will be notified if they have been selected for the program by Friday, March 31, 2023. 
Participants* selected to participate in this program will be provided with training, resources, and experiences to strengthen their skills and assist them in creating a competitive application to dental school. Experiences will include admissions information, connecting with current School of Dentistry students and alumni, hands-on activities, and DAT preparation, if applicable. This program is intended to assist students in preparing to apply in future cycles, not those who are applying to a dental school program during the program. More detailed information will be provided to students selected for the program.

*All students who have completed at least two full semesters of undergraduate education following their high school graduation are eligible to apply. PSEO/IB/CIS/AP coursework completed during high school does not apply. Not all who apply will be selected to participate. Preference will be given to rising sophomores in college (sophomore during the 2023-2024 school year) as well as students who are Minnesota residents, and/or historically underrepresented in dentistry, and/or from a rural area, and/or first-generation college students, and/or lower socioeconomic status, and/or transfer students from a community college.