School of Dental Medicine


The ECU SoDM Preparing Tomorrow's Dentists Summer Program

CThe East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine (SoDM), North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University's Pre-Professional Scholars Program, the Old North State Dental Society, and North Carolina historically black colleges and universities are working together to develop activities to enhance students awareness of the dental profession, and to ultimately increase the number of underrepresented minority students who pursue a career in dentistry in North Carolina. The ECU SoDM Preparing Tomorrow's Dentists Summer Program is a unique gateway into the dental pipeline for underrepresented minority students!

Along with an orientation of the school and various university activities, the Tomorrow’s Dentists Summer Program will include: an overview of the freshman year in dental school; hands on laboratory experiences; opportunities to interact with dental students in the clinical setting; and seminars in Time Management and Test Taking Skills. The ultimate goal of Tomorrow’s Dentists is to expose underrepresented students to the field of dentistry, enhance the desire for dentistry and to further assist prospective applicants in the program.

Program Specifics Include:

2.5 day program for pre-dental students

June 2nd – 4th Exploratory Program

  • Geared toward first through third year college students
  • Learn more about the dental profession and the practice of dentistry
  • Gain hands-on experience
  • Develop a personal strategic plan
  • Develop a specific timeline for success
June 2nd – 4th Preparatory Program
  • Geared toward fourth year college and graduate students
  • Prepare for submitting applications for dental school
  • Learn effective self-presentation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supports this program.

All applicants must be 18 years or older and residents of North Carolina.

To apply, please visit: Preparing Tomorrow’s Dentists Summer Program

Application deadline is April 4, 2014

Additional Academic Enrichment Programs

See the Dental Pipeline National Learning Institute (NLI) for more information about the continued effort of increasing recruitment and retention among underserved student communities.