What is the Academic Advantage program at OC Oral Surgery?
The Academic Advantage program is a fantastic opportunity for young students interested in a healthcare career to gain important insight into the field. Health care is the fastest growing sector for jobs, and there are possibilities for everyone — whether you want to be a doctor, a nurse, support staff, or even a business professional.
On Saturday, October 21, OC Oral Surgery is hosting the second Academic Advantage event, bringing together experts in medicine, college admissions, and educational counseling to give young students a head start into the world of health care. The panel will consist of both medical and dental professionals, as well as an academic counselor, all of whom can provide valuable insight into the process of applying to colleges and completing the necessary steps to become a healthcare professional.
The Academic Advantage program aims to reach children who are between sixth and twelfth grade. If your child is in middle school or high school and interested in a healthcare profession, this program is the perfect opportunity for both you and your student. We encourage you to RSVP for our upcoming session so you can gain access to valuable information and get a head start on your child’s future!
What will students learn from the program?
The panel of professionals brought together by the OC Oral Surgery Academic Advantage program are knowledgeable in medicine and academia. As accomplished professionals, they can help your child learn the necessary steps for success. Those who attend the program can expect to gain insight on the following:
- Why a healthcare profession is rewarding
- The ins and outs of a dental/medical professional’s daily routine
- Necessary requirements for education and training (and how to complete them)
- The college admissions process
- Tips for making a college application stand out
- How to get started in the process now
Be entered for a chance to win the Academic Advantage Scholarship!
To further encourage students in our community to pursue their educational goals, OC Oral Surgery will be awarding two $500 scholarships at the Academic Advantage event.
To be entered to win, complete the scholarship questionnaire, submit your essay before October 18, and be present at the Academic Advantage event on Saturday, October 21 from 9:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. for eligibility.
Saturday, October 21st
In the Grand Ballroom at Sea Country Senior & Community Center
24602 Aliso Creek Rd
Laguna Niguel, Ca 92677
9:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Two $500 scholarships and a backpack filled with school supplies from Saddleback College
Dr. Ahn – Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon at OC Oral Surgery
Dr. Joseph Jacobs – Physical Therapist and Advanced Soft Tissue Release Specialist at ASTR Institute
Dr. Chris Carter – Orthodontist at South OC Orthodontics
Cathy Cullen – Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Nurse at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo
Weston Mathews – Private Educational Counselor at Strategies for Academic Success
Captain Billy Samuels – Clark County Fire in Nevada