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Catching ASDA Fever: A D1’s Perspective of ASDA District 6 &7 Meeting 2017

Oct. 25, 2017

by: Steph

Written By: Samantha DeRidder

     The ASDA District 6 and 7 Meeting was hosted by the University of Louisville on September 22-24, 2017. I was one of the nine fortunate first-year dental students selected to attend. Being that the meeting took place near the beginning of my first semester in dental school, I had little familiarity with what the organization was about prior to attending the district meeting. 

    It did not take long for me to catch what is known as the “ASDA fever.” After a long week of exams, I was fully planning to take a ...

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Making the Most of Lecture Presentations By: Mari Liestman

Oct. 24, 2017

by: Steph

At the ASDA District meeting in Louisville, attending students had a chance to listen to a wide variety of presentations. Having a journal and a pen on hand was a great way to be able to jot down quick notes regarding information I wanted to look up later, events at other schools that seemed like they could be successful at Marquette, and tips on navigating the field of dentistry after graduation. Had I forgotten my journal, recalling all of the valuable tidbits of information I heard over the course of the weekend would have been difficult. 

The presentations were interesting ...

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Socializing Vs. Networking: Tips for Navigating a Semi-professional Situation By: Arrita Mallory

Oct. 20, 2017

by: Steph

While attending this year’s ASDA District 6 and 7 meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, in addition to partaking in the valuable sessions during the day that featured speakers and chapter reports, the evenings were a time of networking and fun. Spending time in a new city with new people always is a great time to learn about other students’ and graduates’ perspectives on navigating dental school and the profession. While the evening activities planned were less structured and intended to promote camaraderie and unequivocal fun, maintaining a professional image is of course still of great importance. There are some key ideas ...

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