About the Council of Hospitals and Advanced Education Programs

The Council of Hospitals and Advanced Education Programs (COHAEP) includes: faculty (including Program Directors and Chiefs of Service) in Commission on Dental Accreditation-approved advanced dental education programs located in ADEA-member institutions, residents and fellows in Commission on Dental Accreditation-approved advanced dental education programs located in ADEA-member institutions, and past members of the COHAEP Administrative Board who are appointed to or employed in ADEA member institutions.

  • Eligibility to vote for election to the Council's Administrative Board or for Board Director is limited to Program Directors and Chiefs. Only Program Directors or Chiefs of Service, or their designee, may vote during Council meetings on Coucil business. Each program receives one vote.
  • Program Directors or Chiefs of Service are eligible for election to the Council's Administrative Board or Board Director.
  • The Quorum requirement for the transaction of any Council business, including the election of the Member-at-Large and Board Directors, is one-tenth of the total voting membership.

The primary function of the COHAEP is to represent its constituency within the Association and at the member institutions; to recommend to the Board of Directors how the interests of the Council’s constituency might be represented through the federal legislative and regulatory processes; to exchange information among its members, with other ADEA component groups, and among member institutions; to work with other ADEA groups to encourage coordinated approaches to dental and allied dental education and health care delivery; to identify and provide consultation on projects, studies, and reports that will benefit the membership; to introduce resolutions to the Board of Directors, the  House of Delegates, or both; and to meet at Annual Sessions and Exhibitions.

Mission

The Council of Hospitals and Advanced Education Program’s (COHAEP) mission is to provide a common forum to discuss and move forward on issues related to the education of post-graduate dental students and residents. 

Purpose

Its purpose is to provide representation of all advanced dental certificate, degree, or specialty programs with a goal to coordinate discussion and advise the Board of Directors regarding issues affecting the post-graduate education of dental students and residents.

Priorities

Priorities include having an active voice on educational issues which affect the post-graduate education of dental students and residents on a local, regional, or national level. This may include, but is not limited to accreditation, legislation, licensure, definitions, or funding.

Meetings

COHAEP will provide a membership meeting at the Annual Session & Exhibition.  COHEAP will provide Council meetings for its Administrative Board members at the winter Administrative Board meeting and the Annual Session & Exhibition.  Additional correspondence and meeting opportunities may include: e-mail communication, listserv participation, the Fall Meetings, and at additional selected ADEA meetings.