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Summer Learning Program (SLP)

2016 Program Dates: July 5-21, 2016 (dates subject to change)

Wednesday, July 13 – Saturday, July 16

What is the Summer Learning Program?

An immersive educational learning program for students interested in the field of Dentistry. The Summer Learning Program includes interactive and hands on experiences in a dental simulation laboratory, admissions advice, workshops, guest speakers, DAT exam tips, and social events.

The Summer Learning Program has been re-designed to include an interactive hybrid online component. The 3-week program will take place at UFCD for 4 days, with online modules and components before and after the on-campus experience. We are very excited about this opportunity and hope that this change will facilitate attendance for our applicants!

Students will…

  • Produce hands-on projects in dental simulation laboratory
  • Explore dentistry and its specialties with dental faculty and students
  • Receive advising from UFCD Admissions
  • Participate in a variety of workshops on topics such us: DAT prep, interviewing, professionalism, financial aid, and dental research.
  • Experience interactive online modules and presentations on a variety of dental topics.
  • Receive housing, meals, parking, and scrubs throughout the duration of the program. Accepted students will have all expenses paid.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Be a Florida resident
  • Have a genuine interest in the dental profession
  • SLP applicants may not apply to dental school during the current application cycle.
  • SLP is geared toward first and second year undergraduate students, currently attending a college or university. However, third and fourth year undergraduate students may still apply and be considered for admission into the program.
  • SLP targets students from diverse minority and disadvantaged backgrounds, however all applications are considered.

    Meet the 2016 Summer Learning Program Coordinators!

                Anthony SLP

                                Gislene Wong, Coordinator                         Anthony Licari, Coordinator

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The 2016 SLP application cycle is now closed.

2016 SLP Application

2016 SLP Application

  • Requirements:
    • Fully completed application– signed, initialed, and dated
    • Attach most-recent official transcripts (do not have transcripts forwarded to the UF Admissions Office– they will not be received by our office)
    • Letter of recommendation (Sealed and signed)
    • Personal statement
  • Mailing Address 
    • Summer Learning Program
      UF College of Dentistry
      PO Box 100407
      Gainesville, FL 32610-0445



Please contact:
Anthony or 352-273-5231

Or email the Summer Learning Program Team:
Email | SLP List-serv