Academic Advantage Program

Academic Advantage Program

What is the Academic Advantage program?

Columbia Basin Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons is hosting its annual Academic Advantage event on Saturday, March 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Courtyard Columbia Point. This yearly event brings together a panel of experts that include professionals from the medical field and representatives from university admissions departments and local non-profits to provide students with a head start on how to have a successful career in the healthcare industry. Tips on how to gain admission to and be successful in medical school will be shared and student questions will be answered. Health care is a highly innovative and competitive industry. We want to give local students a leg up and help them determine their best career path! During the event, students will also have the opportunity to win exciting prizes!

The Academic Advantage program event is for students who are between sixth and twelfth grade or anyone interested in learning more about the medical field. If you or someone you know is interested in pursuing a career in health care, please RSVP for our upcoming session to gain valuable information and get a head start on the future!

What will Academic Advantage attendees learn?

  • How to make a college application stand out
  • The best time to get started
  • The college admissions process
  • The innovations shaping the healthcare industry
  • The education and training required to succeed
  • A day in the life of a medical/dental professional
  • The rewards of being a healthcare professional

Courtyard by Marriott
Richland Columbia Point
480 Columbia Point Dr
Richland, WA 99352

Featured Speakers
  • Ryan M. Toponce, DMD – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at CBOMS
  • Adam Good, OD – Optometrist at Pasco Vision Clinic
  • Guy Jones, MD – Radiation Oncologist
  • John R. Almond, DDS, MSD – Orthodontist at Almond Orthodontics
  • Mitch Hegerhorst, DO – Emergency Medicine Specialist
  • Lisa Jacobs – President at Tri-Cities Prep Catholic School

Enter for a chance to win an Academic Advantage scholarship!

Columbia Basin Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons wants to help local students pursue their career and educational goals, so we are awarding scholarships to two students. At the Academic Advantage event, two students will be awarded $500 scholarships. To enter, you must complete the RSVP form, answer the scholarship essay prompt, and be present at the event.

We encourage you to sign up today to reserve your spot for this popular event!