The University of Rochester predental program: finding and motivating potential dental students.J Dent Educ. 1978 Jun; 42(6):318-9.JD
While many dental schools have cooperative programs with various undergraduate schools, the University of Rochester has developed a unique program that emphasizes dental career opportunities and demonstrates how dental research relates to other disciplines. Through active participation in research, predental students become more highly motivated and appreciate more fully the relationship of dentistry to other aspects of health care. Dental schools benefit from such a predental program in that they are presented with a more complete picture of the dental school candidate. In addition to his grades and biographical data, they have an indication of his interests, his creativity and how well he functions in a research environment.