ODE Webinar Series: Association of Admission Factors with Student Preclinical Performance and Self-Assessment Skills


Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 11:00am to 12:00pm


Webinar via Zoom

Speaker: Dr. Hiroe Ohyama

Dr. Hiroe Ohyama

Abstract: Admission to dental school is based on various factors including academic achievements in undergraduate coursework and the Dental Admission Test (DAT) scores. Students’ success in an operative course requires fundamental knowledge, hand skills, spatial awareness, and self-assessment ability. At Harvard School of Dental School, a study was conducted to evaluate how admissions factors, such as Grade Point Average (GPA) and DAT, including the Perceptual Ability Test (PAT), relate to students’ academic and preclinical performance and self-assessment skills in operative dentistry. In this presentation, relevant findings from this study will be shared and discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the admission tests commonly used for the U.S. dental schools
  2. Understand what has been observed for dental students’ self-assessment skills​
  3. Learn any association of admission factors with student preclinical performance and self-assessment skills at HSDM​
  4. Discuss the potential roles of associations between admission factors and student performance in dental education

Contact: Caitlin Laughlin at caitlin_laughlin@hsdm.harvard.edu

Tuition: free, non-credit course

Course Prerequisites: None required

Conflict of Interest: None reported by speaker

Register HERE!