FAMU’s Pre-Dental Society ready for new year

The FAMU Pre-Dental Society Logo. Photo Courtesy Celeste Rodriguez

It’s the third week of school and organizations at Florida A&M University are gearing up to begin hosting engaging activities and events for the student body.

One organization, the FAMU Pre-Dental Society, has a host of events that it has planned that students who are interested in a career in dentistry would love.

Kobe Patterson, the 2021 program coordinator of the organization, is amped up for the upcoming fall semester events.

“We’re super excited to be back on campus and we’re currently planning a ton of activities,” Patterson said.

Some events that you can look forward to are the first interest meeting in October, a group Dental Admission Test study session, and also volunteer work throughout the fall semester.

The newly elected president of the organization, Celeste Rodriguez, also gave a preview of activities that students can look forward to.

“We will also be having some great bonding and support system activities such as dental game nights, a mental/physical health informational, a thanksgiving potluck party, and winter season finals study sessions,” Rodriguez said.

The third-year biology pre-dental student also shared her vision of what she wants to accomplish over the year.

“I want to bring in as many new opportunities that will prepare underclassmen for admission into dental school and benefit them for life as a dental student,” she said.

According to iStrike, “PDS @ FAMU was created to increase the number of minority students entering dental schools, increasing the knowledge of dentistry in undergraduate students creating the well-rounded dental applicant, and improving DAT scores of pre-dental undergraduates.”

The organization serves as a place of opportunity where students who want to go into dentistry can learn more about their field and get connected with peers who are thriving in their desired career.

This is especially noteworthy because, according to the Harvard School of Dental Medicine website, the admissions committee considers the student’s familiarity with the dental profession, extracurricular interests and activities, leadership potential, and career goals.

The organization is scheduled to host a live question-and-answer event with faculty from HSDC and other schools including the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

For more information about FAMU PDS check out the organization’s Instagram @famu_pds and iStrike.