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, Illinois State University, Roosevelt University, Southern Illinois University, St. Xavier University, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our club officer kickoff meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 29, 2015.
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 email@example.com or Ms. Braulia Espinosa at firstname.lastname@example.org
You are also invited to visit the UIC Predental Club’s homepage to stay up to date on news and events.
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.
Our annual Fall Open House/Predental Night will be held in November 2015. More details to come!
Virtual fairs are announced periodically. Keep checking back for further information. We also recommend www.godental.org for great information sponsored by the American Dental Education Association including predental virtual fairs and YouTube videos! .
PREDENTAL CONFERENCE: February 26, 2016 ~details forthcoming
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 7, 2016. RSVP's close date TBA January 2016. 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. A flyer will be forthcoming. A confirmation email will be sent with final details in early February.
Celebrate the American Student Dental Association Predental Week: February TBA 2016 http://www.asdanet.org/predentalweek/