Bulletin of Dental Education

Midwestern University Foundation Launches Cost-Saving Private Loan Program to Help Students

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The Midwestern University Foundation has launched a new loan program for its graduate health professions students, which will reduce costs to borrowers and help them better manage their educational debt.

A Rounded View of Student Debt

Career, Finance, News, Students | Permanent link
By Nicole Fauteux “We’re number 1 ” joked Robert Hann at the start of his talk. Mr. Hann, who will soon be graduating from the  University of Southern California Ostrow School of Dentistry  (USC), appeared to be boasting, but in

Assessing the Impact of Community-Based Education on Dental School Finances

Finance, JDE Preview, Oral Health | Permanent link

Published as a supplement to the October issue of the JDE is a report from the Pipeline, Profession, and Practice: Community-Based Dental Education Program, edited by Dr. Howard L. Bailit, D.M.D., Ph.D. and Prof. Taegen L. McGowan, M.P.H. The studies described in this supplement were devised to address the apprehension from deans who have been reluctant to support community-based dental education out of concern that it would result in losses to clinical income.

Last Call for Meetings in the Fall [September 2011]

Conferences and Meetings, Finance, Involvement, Leadership, Oral Health | Permanent link

This is it: Registration closes September 12, 2011, for the ADEA BFACA Mid Year Meeting, and September 16, 2011 for the ADEA Fall 2011 Meetings.

Subsidies to Stafford Loans to Graduate and Professional Students End

Access, Finance, Students | Permanent link

On August 2, 2011, President Obama signed into law S. 365, the Budget Control Act of 2011. The legislation ended subsidies on Stafford loans for graduate and professional students for periods of instruction starting after July 1, 2012. Students in degree programs that take lengthy periods to complete (such as dental, medicine, law, and doctoral programs) will be hardest hit.

ADEA and AADR Launch Innovative Faculty Recruitment Program for Students

Curriculum, Faculty, Finance, Learning, Policy, Students | Permanent link

With the dental school faculty shortage expected to grow in the future, the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and the American Association of Dental Research (AADR) have joined forces to launch an innovative faculty recruitment program that will encourage and prepare students to enter academic dentistry. Designed to reach students attending all U.S. and Canadian dental schools, the new Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program is being established with $100,000 in support from the American Dental Association Foundation (ADAF), the charitable arm of the American Dental Association.

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