2014 ADEAGies Foundation/AADR Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADCFP)

Program Overview and Goals

The ADEAGies Foundation/AADR Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADCFP) was created with the goal of providing students, residents and fellows with a window into the day-to-day experiences of faculty members in our academic dental institutions. By exposing students to the multifarious educational experiences at dental institutions, such as academics, clinical practice, biomedical, clinical and educational research and administration, the goal of nurturing a cadre of future dental educators can be realized.


For the 2014–15 ADCFP, 10 students, residents and fellows will be selected from U.S. and Canadian dental schools and hygiene programs to participate in a year-long program hosted primarily at the student’s dental institution. AAL and ADEA provided students and their faculty mentors a hands-on one-and-a-half day training at the 2014 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in San Antonio, TX, on March 16, 17 and 18, 2014.


The sessions will orient fellow-mentor pairs from each school or program to the goals, components and expectations of the ADCFP Fellowship. Fellows and mentors will learn about and practice planning and communication skills pertinent to establishing and maintaining an effective mentor-student relationship as well as interviewing skills, giving and receiving feedback, teaching best practices for the clinic and classroom and communicating expectations. 


Click here to download application, checklist and participant agreement.

  • Completed applications are due Friday December 13, 2013. See application for details.
  • Students selected for the program will be announced by early January 2014.


Any questions about the ADEAGies Foundation/AADR ADCFP or the application process should be directed to

Dr. Anthony Palatta
Senior Director for Educational Program Development
PalattaA@adea.org