What Is the Academic Advantage Program?
Utah Surgical Arts is presenting the Academic Advantage program to provide the tools to 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 other 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, to provide a broad range of information regarding the related careers. The list of speakers includes Academic Advisor at the Department of Public & Community Health, Rebecaa Brimhall; oral and maxillofacial surgeons and licensed doctors, Michael Harris, DDS, MD and David Park, DDS, MD; and general and cosmetic dentist, Chris Hammond, DMD. Together, we hope to provide you and your student with valuable insight into a healthcare career and the schooling necessary to succeed.
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
Who Are Dr. Michael Harris and Dr. David Park?
Drs. David Park and Michael Harris are board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons who have completed dental school and medical school as well as an extensive hospital-based surgical residency. This experience has given them an extensive understanding of the application process for dental and medical school and life as an OMS or General Surgery resident. They also have years of experience working in hospitals as well as their own private practice, Utah Surgical Arts, which provides them an even broader understanding of the lifestyle and expectations of medical and dental professionals.
Drs. Park and Harris will discuss at length the entire process of becoming a dental professional and medical doctor and will be available to answer any student questions after the session. Giving students the tools and information necessary to explore their interests and follow their passions is crucial to their overall success, and the Utah Surgical Arts team is proud to help students through these educational sessions.
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