What is the Academic Advantage program?
Utah Surgical Arts is presenting yet another year of the Academic Advantage program to provide the tools for success in a dental or medical career to middle school and high school students in Utah County. From preparations to make for college applications to valuable insights into the life of a medical student, the Academic Advantage program is structured to give students and parents the inside scoop on what to expect in a healthcare career.
Students looking to pursue a career as a doctor, dentist, or another medical professional need to plan ahead during their high school years to ensure that they have the knowledge and support to succeed. We believe that every student should have ample opportunity to follow their dreams and hope that the Academic Advantage program can act as a stepping stone to help students begin paving their medical pathway. Interested students can RSVP for our upcoming session for more information.
We’ve brought together speakers from the dental and medical fields, as well as college admissions experts and educational counselors, to provide a broad range of information regarding the related careers. These professionals are experts in their fields and will, therefore, be able to provide you and your student with valuable information about applying to college and succeeding in the healthcare profession in the future. After the presentations, you and your student will also have the opportunity to explore the booths and tables that are set up, which will have more information needed for getting a head start on your child’s future.
What will students learn from the Academic Advantage program?
Participants will get an insider’s perspective on what steps can help students succeed, what to expect from careers in dentistry or medicine, and other important information, including but not limited to the following:
- The typical admissions process for undergraduate and professional schools
- The steps to completing healthcare training (specialties, certifications, residencies, etc.)
- Important tips for success throughout the process
- How to make your college applications stand out
- What it’s like to work in the healthcare industry every day
- What kind of specialties and jobs are available in the field
- What steps students can take now to be competitive applicants
Enter for a chance to win an Academic Advantage Scholarship!
Utah Surgical Arts wants to help local students pursue their education goals, so we are awarding two students with $1000 scholarships at the Academic Advantage event.
To enter, you must complete the questionnaire and submit your scholarship essay before Saturday, February 17, as well as be present at the February 24 event.
Saturday, February 24
9:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
In the Main Hall at Noah’s Event Venue Lindon/Utah County
1976 W 700th N
Lindon, UT 84042
Dr. Jared Brown – Oral Surgeon at Utah Surgical Arts
Dr. Mark Jensen – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Mark Jensen Plastic Surgery
Wayne Riding – Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Dr. Brett Knorr – Pediatrician at Intermountain Healthcare
High School Counselor
Two $1,000 scholarships