The ADEA Section on Practice
Management invites you to participate in a collaborative effort to find
creative solutions to competency design. Dental educators have many challenges
to meet to achieve the requirements of our competency-based curriculum. The
scope of dental education has created demands on faculty resources and course
schedules. This program’s goal is to develop a unique approach to the solution
of competency design and format. First, we are looking for colleagues willing
to develop creative modules. Many dental educators have the expertise to design
competencies that will meet the CODA standards. Second, we will provide modules
in the public domain that allow for widespread access. Third, schools would
have the academic freedom to design a curriculum to support their education
missions, consistent with available resources.
Our program will involve seven
competencies within the CODA standard under Practice Management, Healthcare
Systems, Ethics, Professionalism and Behavioral Science (CODA Competencies
2-15, 2-16, 2-17, 2-18, 2-19, 2-20 and 4-6). Educators in the fields of
Practice Management, Behavioral Science, Public Health and other related
disciplines will be asked to design competency modules for all schools to use.
If you wish to participate, please
submit a Letter of Interest (LOI) by April 6, 2018. The LOI should be a one- to
two-page description of your concept. Each module will be a comprehensive
solution that would allow schools to demonstrate a student has met a CODA
Standard. There is no limit on how many competency modules you may work on.
Educators are also encouraged
to consider opportunities to develop a module covering multiple competencies.
Each concept will be reviewed by a committee consisting of officers from the ADEA
Section on Practice Management and selected experts in the related disciplines.
Up to three concepts from each
of the seven CODA competencies will be selected for development of a module.
Author(s) of each selected concept will be asked to submit a formal proposal.
Each proposal will receive a $500 award. The committee will review and select
one proposal for each competency. The author(s) of each selected proposal will
be asked to create a CODA Competency Module. Each completed Competency Module
will receive a $3,000 award.
Our section is looking forward
to an inclusive and collaborative effort in finding solutions to preparing our
stakeholders—the students we teach. It is our hope that this project will grow
to include competency solutions in multiple disciplines outside of practice
management and behavioral science. We would like to recognize the DentaQuest
Foundation for its generous financial support of this project.
Please send your LOI to Dr.
Andy Schwartz, D.D.S., Chair of the ADEA Section on Practice Management, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published on March 14, 2018