Professional careers in dentistry, various specialties and dental research
Pre-dental advising is done by academic advisors, faculty members and the Rural Health Scholars program, providing each student with a personalized plan for academic and professional success.
Name: Dr. Rachel Smetanka
Graduated: B.A. 1996, Utah State University;
Ph.D. 2002, New Mexico State University
Current Job: Assistant professor of biology
"I came to SUU almost 5 years ago after teaching in a graduate professional health program at James Madison University in Virginia. After growing up in Montana, I was eager to return to the west and find a smaller, more undergraduate focused institution. I have found SUU to be extremely dedicated to both a broad and deep experience for our undergraduates. I believe that the students at SUU are very focused and dedicated to hard work and strong preparation for their post-baccalaureate endeavors. The faculty at SUU are excellent teachers, active scholars, amazing people, and I am proud to be part of the SUU community."