Sydney Dental School has launched a new short course pathway for DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) students to encourage senior students to pursue careers in dental academia and clinical teaching.
Endorsed by Sydney Dental School to help address the impending shortage of clinical dental educators in Australia, the new short course pathway is unique to the University of Sydney, offering students with an alternative career pathway into academic roles in dentistry.
“It encourages dental students to think beyond private practice after graduation and pursue their future career in dental academia,” director of the initiative Babak Sarrafpour said.
The pathway involves three new elective modules: Clinical Teaching, Leadership and Fundamentals of Teaching; all draw inspiration from the successful program developed by Associate Professor Zsuzsa Horvath at the University of Pittsburgh.
Launched earlier this year, the first group of students recently completed the first Clinical Teaching module.
This article was sourced from the Sydney University News website.