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SPEP 12

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SPEP 12 Group in lab class

Program Objectives

SPEP 12 will provide students an opportunity to:

  • Prepare for SAT 
  • Learn more about the field of dentistry 
  • Learn useful study strategies for high school and college 
  • Increase their competitiveness for admission to a four-year college and to dental school 
  • Program Curriculum
    • SAT PREPARATION encourages participants to focus on math, verbal and writing content areas and on taking strategies while preparing them to take the SAT in the Fall
    • PRECLINICAL DENTISTRY uses lectures and provides hands-on laboratory experiences using dental materials to increase students knowledge of dentistry
    • INVESTIGATING DENTISTRY allows students to investigate a dental topic and present their findings
    • CULTURAL COMPETENCY SEMINAR
    • Workshops and special activities 

     

  • Program Requirements

    To be eligible for consideration, all individuals must: 

    • Have an interest in dentistry, health professions or science 
    • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent residen
    • Attend a Dallas-area school 
    • Provide an official high-school transcript documenting a grade point average of at least 2.75 (or 
    • 77.5 on a scale of 100) 
    • Submit an application, including an essay explaining how the summer program will contribute to educational and career goals in the health professions, including dentistry 
    • Submit two letters of recommendation from a teacher, one must be from a science or math teacher 
    • Sign a contract committing to participate in all required project activities 
    • Have the first and second injection of the Hepatitis B vaccination series completed before attending the Program 
    • Have a history of overcoming adverse circumstances 
    • Demonstrate a strong potential of working with under served populations or in communities with limited access to dental care



     

  • Program Curriculum

     

    The curriculum for the SPEP 12:


    • SAT PREPARATION encourages participants to focus on math, verbal and writing content areas and on taking strategies while preparing them to take the SAT in the Fall
    • PRECLINICAL DENTISTRY uses lectures and provides hands-on laboratory experiences using dental materials to increase students knowledge of dentistry
    • INVESTIGATING DENTISTRY allows students to investigate a dental topic and present their findings
    • CULTURAL COMPETENCY SEMINAR
    • Workshops and special activities

     

  • Participant Support Provided
    • A stipend to help cover the cost of food, transportation and miscellaneous expenses
    • Clinic and laboratory supplies
    • Notebooks and other instructional materials

     

  • Selection Process
    • A committee will review all applications and select participants for each program
    • Participants selected for SPEP 12 and their parents will be required to attend an orientation session
    • Preference will be given to applicants with a minimum of 8 hours of shadowing/ volunteer in a dental office/clinic
  • For More Information

    Ms. Willie Alexander
    Program Coordinator
    Office of Student Development 
    Phone: (214) 828-8996
    Fax: (214) 874-4502
    Email:walexander@tamhsc.edu

    Texas A &M College of Dentistry
    Office of Student Development
    3302 Gaston Avenue, Room 365
    Dallas, Texas 75246 

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Ms. Willie Alexander
Program Coordinator
Office of Student Development 
Phone: (214) 828-8996
Fax: (214) 874-4502
Email:walexander@tamhsc.edu

Texas A &M College of Dentistry
Office of Student Development
3302 Gaston Avenue, Room 365
Dallas, Texas 75246 

 

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