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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.

As of 2015, the ADCFP is now managed at each participating dental education institution. Each dental school that participates in the program elects an ADCFP Liaison to serve as a point of contact for faculty and students interested in the program.

The 2016 ADCFP will announced in early April 2016!

Questions? Anthony Palatta, DDS, Ed.D. @