What is the Academic Advantage program?
The Amarillo Academic Advantage program is an opportunity for students who are interested in a healthcare career to get a head start. On Saturday, January 27, Amarillo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is hosting the second annual Academic Advantage event to provide these students with valuable insight into how to succeed in the medical field. This event will feature speakers from several professions — including medicine, educational counseling, non-profit organizations, and college admissions — all of whom can advise students on how to prepare for the future. These speakers are hand-selected because of their expertise in their fields; they are the best people to give students advice about college applications, extracurriculars, and requirements for succeeding in a healthcare profession.
The Academic Advantage program targets students in middle school and high school who want a jump start into the medical field. If your child is between sixth and twelfth grade and has expressed an interest in a healthcare profession, we encourage you to RSVP to our event. Taking advantage of this opportunity will allow your child to get valuable information for their future. After the speakers’ presentations, they will even have a chance to walk around, visit tables, and learn more about succeeding in health care.
What will students learn from the program?
As successful professionals in medicine and education, the speakers at the Academic Advantage program can share their extensive knowledge with both you and your child. They can help you better understand the steps you need to take for your child to succeed in their future schooling and careers. Those who attend the program can expect to learn
- The rewards of being a healthcare professional
- A day in the life of a medical/dental professional
- What training and education they’re required to complete
- The college admissions process
- How to make a college application stand out
- The best place to get started
Thank you to all those who attended our second annual Academic Advantage event! Stay tuned for details about our next session!