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At Pitt SDM a variety of initiatives encourage students to make a habit of self-directed learning. To prepare students for a lifetime of continuous learning, Pitt SDM builds the ability to engage in self-assessment into every aspect of the curriculum. Pitt SDM places a strong emphasis on continuing education (CE) beginning in their first year, all the way through to graduation.
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When student course evaluations at the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University (DCG at Augusta) regularly showed that students felt personally attacked by professors’ comments, Dr. Jan Mitchell wondered what was going on. Why did students feel so threatened?
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The impetus to form a clear policy on digital professionalism at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry began when Annette McMurry, J.D., took the position of Director of Admissions. At that point in time, there was no social media policy in place. The dean suggested that Ms. McMurry explore the issue with Rachel Kearney, R.D.H., M.S., Associate Professor and Dental Hygiene Graduate Program Director. The two women began to meet and started a working group to further explore the issue.
What would you do if confronted with a case of oral gonorrhea in a seven-year-old child? Dr. Chris Ivanoff met with this horrific reality just three weeks out of dental school, and he was ill-prepared for the encounter. Three decades later, he has partnered with his Dean, Dr. Timothy Hottel, to devise a curriculum that provides dental students at UTHSC COD with comprehensive training for recognizing suspected child abuse and neglect.