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Leadership Succession Lunch & Learn REFLECTION

On Tuesday, March 7th Lunch & Learn session was held on supporting the successful transition from seasoned student group leaders to those up-and coming and/or newly elected leaders. It was a great time spent with exchange of ideas and suggestions among various student organization leaders.

  “When all is said and done, your ability as a leader will not be only be remembered by what you achieved personally and what your organization accomplished during your tenure. You will be also be remembered by how well your organization did after you were gone. Your lasting value will be measured by your succession.”

Check out some of the reflections made by our student leaders: 

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Give Kids A Smile! Reflection by Paul Serrano (D19)

On February 4th, Give Kids A Smile was held at TUSDM, focusing on oral health screenings, oral health promotion, and oral health fairs. Around 100 students and faculty members worked together to put together this special day filled with smiles, laughter, and fun.

Paul Serrano (D19) reflects: “This was the first year that the “Give Kid A Smile” event was held at Tufts. On this day, TUSDM took part in a national community outreach initiative created by the ADA Foundation. TUSDM opened its doors to children ages 0-13 for free dental screenings, exams, and fluoride varnish treatment – all with the hope of helping young children find a permanent “dental home” at TUSDM. Oral health promotion, children educational activities, and various games with prizes also took place in Merritt Auditorium, under the guidance and supervision of student and faculty volunteers.

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Bates-Andrews Research Day

Thank you all for your support and participation on Bates-Andrews Research Day! 

It was a very successful event, and we want to acknowledge not only the winners, listed below, but also all of the students who participated and the many faculty who assisted with judging and mentoring our student researchers. The commercial exhibitors provide the funding for this event. We appreciate their support and thank everyone who visited their tables. Special thanks go to our Keynote speaker, Dr. Robert Milman, who gave an excellent presentation on “Distilling Your Message”, strategies for effective communication in research and in practice.

If you would like to see some photos from the event, the Bates Student Research Group posted a bunch on Facebook and Instagram: @bsrg   #BatesDay2017

Winners of this year’s Bates-Andrews Day are as follows:

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Lunch & Learn: Community Dental Clinics

**Due to the pending snowstorm, the Lunch & Learn with Community Dental Clinic will take place at 7 pm on March 13 in the CE Classroom. Dinner will be provided. RSVP if you can, or just bring a friend and come. Look forward to seeing everyone!!**

Interested in working in a community health setting? Join Career Services for a Lunch & Learn with Community Dental Clinic on Tuesday, March 14 from 12- 1PM in the CE Classroom. Community Dental Clinic is based in Fort Atkinson, WI.

Learn more about the clinic and their efforts to serve the community. They are also hiring a general dentist and a pediatric dentist. If you’re job searching, bring copies of your resume. Lunch will be provided.


Career Fair

There will be a  Career Fair held on Thursday, March 16 from 11 am- 1pm on the 14th & 15th floors.

Meet with 30+ employers and network and apply for positions. Opportunities for both associates and specialists are available. All are welcome. You do not need to be actively job searching to attend. If you are job searching, bring copies of your resume. To see the list of attendees, login to Career Link. Don’t have a Career Link account? Create one at

If you have any questions, please reach out to Marguerite Moore, Assistant Director of Student Affairs & Career Services at

DC Bulletin Board Spotlight: Class of 2020!

TUSDM Class of 2020 has taken over the 7th floor bulletin board! Throughout the month of March, check out the board by the mailboxes to see great pictures and familiar faces! The D20s have been spending time together in and out of the classroom with potlucks, paint nights, planetarium trips, and the like. This bulletin board is an at-a-glance of the memories we’ve made so far, and we look forward to all the adventures headed our way!

Special shout out to Alicia Kim (D20) and Ruby Wagimin (D20) for putting together this beautiful collage!


Three Beautiful Human Minutes

“It’s easy to put people in boxes. There’s us, and there’s them”… At a time when basic human values of equality and freedom are being called into question on the global stage, it’s refreshing to see some counterpush.

The video shows a group of diverse people who discover that, beneath the surface, they have more in common with each other than what their outward appearances might suggest. Here at TUSDM, we embrace diversity in all of its dimensions, and this video speaks powerfully on behalf of our community. Maybe there truly is more that brings us together than we think.