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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 30 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.

The ADCFP is a voluntary program offered by ADEA and managed by each individual dental school. Dental schools interested is bringing the ADCFP to their institution can learn more by viewing last year’s informational webinar.

The 2017-18 ADEA ADCFP is in progress. If you are a faculty or student interested in learning more about this year’s program, please view this informational webinar or contact Jeffery Stewart, D.D.S., M.S., ADEA Senior Director for Institutional Innovation and Development, at

Information regarding the 2018-19 ADEA ADCFP will be made available here in November 2017. Thank you.