Bulletin of Dental Education

Just Released: Annual ADEA Survey of Dental School Seniors

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The ADEA Survey of Dental School Seniors for the graduating class of 2017 is newly available. The survey covers a wide range of topics related to dental education, including students’ motivation to pursue dentistry, perceived preparation in different subject areas, debt incurred and career plans. The survey response rate of 77% includes responses from students at the 65 U.S. dental schools (of 66 total U.S. dental schools) with graduating classes in 2017. Some of the key findings include a near equal representation of men and women, but a skewed distribution by gender within race/ethnic groups. Comparing the experiences and plans of seniors with different characteristics allows school administrators and policymakers to better understand these future dentists’ motivations and challenges.

Published on June 13, 2018

   

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