PreDental Resources

The College of Dentistry has a commitment to all predental students to be a source of helpful information. Furthermore, we are committed to increasing the recruitment, enrollment, and retention of students with a special interest in community based practice and the provision of care to children and the underserved. There are links listed on the right side of this page. 

Illinois PreDental Consortium

There is no membership or fee.  Simply join your school's predental club! Be sure to provide your leadership team information including email address to our staff, especially if you are a newly formed club. The Illinois PreDental Consortium (IPDC) is a collaborative effort by the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry to:

  • connect Illinois pre-dental students on a state-wide level to share resources and interests,
  • increase pre-dental mentoring,
  • educate pre-dental students on oral health disparities in the state, and
  • increase access to care for children in Illinois.

Predental Consortium clubs include Benedictine University, Chicago State University, Depaul University, Dominican University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Loyola University, Northwestern University, University of Illinois-Champaign, and University of Illinois-Chicago.  We learn from eachother, so if your club is interested in doing more networking and joining the consortium, please contact Ms. Carolyn Feller at cfeller@uic.edu

Our club officer kickoff meeting is scheduled for late summer 2014.  NEW:  Video contest highlighting your club activities no more than 3 minutes in length.  Winner will be annoucned at the next Predental Conference February 2015. Stay tuned for details. 

Predental Club Executive Boards:  Did your club hold elections for officers?  Did you send us your updated club list?  If you have not, please send this to either Ms. Carolyn Feller at cfeller@uic.edu or Ms. Braulia Espinosa at bespin1@uic.edu

You are also invited to visit the UIC Predental Club’s homepage to stay up to date on news and events.

GPPA

The Guaranteed Professional Program Admissions (GPPA) is available to high school students who apply to the UIC undergraduate program for acceptance into several health colleges including the College of Dentistry. Students do not apply to the College of Dentistry, but instead apply to undergraduate Admissions where they must maintain certain criteria. GPPA students meet monthly at the College of Dentistry and are exposed to a wide variety of topics in dentistry.

Events

Our annual Fall Open House/Predental Night will be held in November 2015. More details to come!

 

Predental Conference - Friday, February 27th, 2015

Save the Date! Our office hosts an annual predental conference free of charge, held during the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter meetings. RSVP's will open January 5, 2015. RSVP's close January 26th. Please include your email address, year of graduation, college attending and street address in the email to our staff if you are interested in attending.  Students will be transported to McCormick Place to see the Exhibit hall during the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meetings. This event is open to all college age predental students.  Click here to see our flyer. A confirmation email will be sent with final details in early February.

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