ADEA Chapters for Students, Residents and Fellows
In 2016, the ADEA Board of Directors approved an initiative to
encourage and expand the establishment of ADEA Chapters for Students, Residents
and Fellows. The primary focus of ADEA chapters is to promote student interest
in academic careers.
is estimated that if about 4% of dental students per year (two to three
graduates from each dental school) would choose to go into academia, projected
faculty vacancies would disappear. ADEA is committed to developing and
increasing the number of ADEA chapters to make sure that dental students are
aware that academic careers are an option.
Chapters for Students, Residents and Fellows:
knowledge of and interest in academic careers.
ADEA’s mission, strategic directions, key priorities and initiatives.
membership in ADEA.
students, residents and fellows for local and national leadership positions.
ADEA disseminates an annual Chapter Survey to learn more about
existing chapters, including the level of engagement of chapter members, types
of activities held, and reasons and detractors for student interest. The survey
data provide a baseline to chart progress of the growth of ADEA chapters. By
understanding the needs of existing and new chapters, ADEA can provide guidance
and facilitate interest in academic careers.
Based on responses to the 2016 ADEA Chapter Survey and feedback
from ADEA Council of Students, Residents and Fellows members, ADEA developed an
online ADEA Chapter Toolkit for Students, Residents and Fellows that will serve
as a resource for chapter development, organization and student engagement.
For more information, contact Sonja Harrison, Director of Program
Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.