What is the Academic Advantage program?
The Academic Advantage program is a valuable opportunity for middle school and high school students who are interested in a medical or dental career. The program is designed to provide students with all the information they need to succeed in the future. On Saturday, February 24, Los Angeles Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery will host its first Academic Advantage event, which will bring together experts from the fields of medicine, college admissions, and educational counseling. These speakers can offer useful advice about preparing for the future by helping students understand the college admissions process and the requirements for succeeding in the healthcare profession.
If your child is between sixth and twelfth grade, they’re at an ideal age to attend the Academic Advantage program and begin preparing for their future. If you’d like to RSVP to our upcoming event, you can do so by completing the form below. Following the presentations by each speaker, you and your child will have the opportunity to walk around and visit tables and booths, where you will receive more valuable information about getting a jump on your child’s future.
What will students learn from the program?
Each speaker at the Academic Advantage event has been hand-picked because of their extensive knowledge of either education or medicine. Their success in their careers makes them the perfect professionals to talk to your children about pursuing a healthcare profession. Program attendees can expect to learn about the following:
- The most rewarding parts of a healthcare profession
- A day in the life of a medical/dental professional
- How to complete necessary training and education requirements
- The process of college admissions
- Tips for making a college application stand out
- How to get started
Be entered for a chance to win the Academic Advantage Scholarship!
We want to help local students pursue their education goals, which is why LACOMS is awarding two students with a $500 scholarship at the Academic Advantage event.
To enter, you must complete the questionnaire and submit your scholarship essay before Saturday, February 17, as well as be present at the February 24 event.
RSVP to our free event today!
Saturday, February 24
9 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Four Points by Sheraton Bakersfield
5101 California Ave, Bakersfield, California 93309
Dr. Steven Kupferman – Oral Surgeon at Los Angeles Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Jay Lee – Oral Surgeon at Los Angeles Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Wes Cardall – Orthodontist at Montano & Cardall Orthodontic Specialists
Dr. Atul Aggarwal – Cardiologist at Aggarwal Clinic
Aimee Franco – Nurse Practitioner
High School Counselor
Two $500 scholarships
Gift basket full of college-prep items
Shadowing opportunity at the LACOMS-Bakersfield practice