The clinical residency and graduate program for international dentists is a dual-track program consisting of clinical and didactic education. The clinical track is mainly intended to prepare the candidate for a career in patient care and clinical education. The didactic track and teaching practicum are mainly intended to prepare the candidate for a full-time career in dental academia. However, each track may have overlapping features in terms of purpose.
Clinical education is provided under a two-year residency program leading to a clinical certificate upon completion of both years one and two. Didactic education is provided under the two-year graduate program leading to a Master's in Education. The final year of the program will consist of completing the thesis project if not completed in the previous year, and teaching practicum in didactic, pre-clinical, and clinical education.
Goals and Objectives
The International General Dentist Educator program seeks to enhance global oral health by elevating standards in dental education through
- educating and developing international leaders in dental education;
- promoting collaboration and exchange in global dental education;
- sharing and disseminating best practices;
- being sensitive to global regional health needs and priorities.
The International General Dentist Educator program directly supports the mission of University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's unit in global dental education:
To educate future leaders in dental education so they can lead in an effective manner in promoting and advocating the highest professional standards and humanistic values.