About the Council of Students, Residents, and Fellows
The Council of Students, Residents,
and Fellows consists of students representing any of the following
types of programs conducted by each Active, Provisional, and affiliate member
institution: 1) students in a program leading to the D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree,
2) students enrolled in advanced education programs, 3) students in dental
hygiene education programs, 4) students in dental assisting education programs,
and 5) students in dental laboratory technology education programs. The methods
of electing members, removing members for cause, and electing new members to
fill unexpired terms are left to the discretion of Individual Member
The mission of the COSRF is to serve as the
national voice and advocate for all students, residents, and fellows in the
dental education community by addressing the issues that shape the present and
future of dental education.
It is the
function of the COSRF to serve as the voice and advocate of all dental and
allied dental students, residents, and fellows on a national level as well as
provide a forum for them to communicate with other students, residents,
fellows, faculty, and administrators. Additionally, the COSRF offers a chance
for student leaders to develop their skills. All student members will learn
more about dental education and careers in dental education.
provide effective student, resident, and fellow input into both dental and
allied dental education.
promote the advancement of dental education by providing student input and
involvement into the Association’s activities.
stimulate students, residents, and fellows to assume roles in dental and allied
dental education and research.
encourage implementation of ADEA policies in Member Institutions.
recommend student consultants, through the Board of Directors, to other groups
- To work
in partnership with other student dental organizations to promote the
involvement of students, residents, and fellows in the advancement of dental