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Summer Learning Program (SLP)

The application for the 2016 program will be released in January 2016.

What is the Summer Learning Program?

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

UPDATE: 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 3 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!

2016 Program Dates: July 5-21, 2016; program dates subject to change

On-Campus Dates: July 14-16, 2016

Students will:

  • Produce hands-on projects in dental simulation laboratory
  • Shadow dental students in general and specialty clinics
  • Explore dentistry and its specialties with dental faculty and students
  • Receive one-on-one 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.

Check out the SLP 2014 Promo Video!:
View our tri-fold brochure! SLP 2014 brochure

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Have a genuine interest in the dental profession
  • Be in the 1st or 2nd year of a college or university
  • Be a Florida Resident
  • The SLP Program targets students from diverse minority and disadvantaged backgrounds, however all applications are considered.


The 2016 Summer Learning Program 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

Deadline: March 2016

  • Mailing Address 
    • Summer Learning Program
      UF College of Dentistry
      PO Box 100407
      Gainesville, FL 32610-0445


Please contact the Summer Learning Program Team
Phone: 352-273-5950
Email | SLP List-serv