ADEA Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADEA ADCFP)
The ADEA Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADCFP) was founded with the goal of providing students and residents the opportunity to become involved in an academia by providing structured mentoring and insight into what an academic career involves. Through the research requirements
and active mentoring for faculty, the program is designed to create a pathway for those who may be considering entering an academic career. To date, over 300 students have completed the program, representing 27 different U.S. and Canadian dental institutions.
The ADEA ADCFP consists of faculty and student pairs who will work in collaboration on a research or teaching project. The faculty member will provide mentorship to the student with regard to:
- Understanding and experiencing the daily experience of a dental school faculty member.
- Hearing the personal reflections of faculty members via one-on-one interviews.
- Understanding and applying the best practices in learning and research.
- Planning an academic career and navigate the education landscape.
The ADCFP is a voluntary program offered by ADEA and managed
by each individual dental school. Dental schools interested is bringing the
ADCFP to their institution can learn more by viewing last year’s informational
FOR FACULTY: In
October 2016, ADEA will send all dental school faculty an invitation to
participate in the 2017-18 informational webinar, which is scheduled for early December
2016. Faculty will have until February 2017 to decide to participate, as the new
program will begin May 2017.
FOR STUDENTS: If
you are interested in participating in the 2017-18 ADCFP (which begins May 2017),
and you do not know if your school has an ADCFP Liaison, please contact Anthony
Palatta, DDS, Ed.D. at email@example.com.