Program Description, Predoctoral Dental Student Distinction in Research
The objective of the Predoctoral Dental Student Distinction in Research Program is to recognize individual student investigators who in addition to completing their clinical dental program, have acquired research skills and completed significant research activity. This distinction program is conferred upon academically exemplary students who have demonstrated unusually significant scientific accomplishments. The participants of this program complete most of their research-related activities during the non-curricular time.
Students completing this program will graduate with the designation, “Distinction in Research” on their official transcripts.
Description of the Program
The Distinction in Research Program requires that each student in collaboration with their research faculty mentor completes a research project and prepares an original extended abstract that is suitable for incorporation into a peer-reviewed publication. The students should have played a significant role in the research project and will typically be listed as the first author on an abstract and listed as a co-author on a peer-reviewed manuscript resulting from the research.
The Associate Dean for Research and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will monitor the program and will present interested candidates for consideration to the Dental School Research Committee. The Research Committee will review all applications and make recommendations to the Dean regarding the designation of the “Distinction” status for the students concerned. Students participating in the Distinction in Research Program are strongly encouraged to present at various Oral Health/Dental Student Research meetings as part of their training experience. These meetings include, but are not limited to:
- Hinman Research Symposium competition
- American Association of Dental Research (AADR) Warner-Lambert Hatton Award
- the AADR Caulk/Dentsply competition
- International Association for Dental Research/Colgate Research in Prevention Travel Award and
- Block Travel Award
- Must have completed one semester of Dental School
- Must have a 3.0 GPA
If you are interested in the Distinction in Research Program, please feel free to complete the following application materials
- 1) Student Summer Research Training Program Application
- 2) Mentor Selection Form