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Academic Leadership for Residents

   

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Academic Leadership for residents

 Overview

 

Academic Leadership for Residents program is a partnership with the American Institute of Dental Public Health (AIDPH) and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Dentistry. Residents can participate in an experiential Internship with AAL that will develop academic leaders and empower them to pursue educational excellence, the application of knowledge and the discovery of ideas that lead to lifelong learning. Open to dental residents, this program consists of two-phases (3-days each) supplemented by online (web-based) activities. Participants who attend both phases and complete all the activities and projects will be awarded Internship Completion Recognition.

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

 

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APPLICATIONS REVIEWED UPON RECEIPT

 

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Outcomes:

Providing exceptional quality training and networking opportunities, the program will challenge residents' assumptions about academic careers and expand their horizons with a focus on these objectives:

  1. Acquire knowledge and skills vital for academic leadership
  2. Enhance capacity for teaching and learning
  3. Develop research skills

Competencies & Skills:

  1. Teaching & Learning
    1. Instructional design & course planning
    2. Assessing student competence
    3. Clinical and didactic teaching
    4. Assessing progress toward clinical competency
    5. Motivational interviewing
    6. Evaluating learning styles
    7. Working with students who have challenges
  2. Educational Research
    1. Identify and define a unique research niche
    2. Review and evaluate research and related reports
    3. Research study design and construction
    4. Data collection
    5. Interpretation and evaluation of findings and implications
  3. Academic Leadership & Career Planning
    1. Strategic thinking
    2. Financial management
    3. Collaborations and partnerships
    4. Faculty and staff development and oversight
    5. Negotiation and influence
    6. Conflict management
    7. Interpersonal skills
    8. Emotional intelligence
    9. Work-life balance

PHASE 1 – September 16-19, 2017

Day 1: Saturday

1:00 p.m.- Registration
1:30 p.m.- In session
5:00 p.m. - Reception

Day 2: Sunday

7:30 a.m.- Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - In session
11:30 a.m.-  Lunch
12:30 p.m. - In session
4:30 p.m. - Adjourn

Day 3: Monday

7:30 a.m. - Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - In session
11:30 a.m.-  Lunch
12:30 p.m. - In session
4:30 p.m. - Adjourn

Day 4: Tuesday

7:30 a.m. - Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - In session
12:00 p.m. - Adjourn

 

PHASE II – February 10-13, 2018

Day 1: Saturday

1:00 p.m. - Welcome back, schedule, activities, materials
1:30 p.m. - In session
5:00 p.m. - Adjourn

Day 2: Sunday

7:30 a.m. - Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - In session
11:30 a.m. - Lunch
12:30 p.m. - In session
4:30 p.m. - Adjourn

Day 3: Monday

7:30 a.m. - Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - In session
11:30 a.m. - Lunch
12:30 p.m.- In session
4:30 p.m. - Adjourn

Day 4: Tuesday

7:30 a.m. - Continental Breakfast
8:00 p.m. - In session
12:00 p.m. - Adjourn
 

Tuition:

Tuition is $1,000, which includes all program materials, continental breakfast, and lunch each day of the program. Tuition payment is due upon acceptance to program. Scholarship opportunities are available for dental residents.

Application Instructions:

To enroll in the program and for scholarship consideration, interested dental residents should click the ‘Register Now’ button to begin the application process. In addition to a completed application, other requirements are a current resume or CV, recommendation letter from the applicant's program director, and an essay about the resident's interest in academia and career goals. 

The deadline for the completed application and all supporting materials is July 28, 2017. For more information, contact the Internship Coordinator Dr. Marcia Ditmyer at mditmyer@aalgroup.org

Program dates:

Phase I - September 16-19, 2017
Phase II - February 10-13, 2018

Location:

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
School of Dental Medicine
Shadow Lane Campus, Building 1

David P. Cappelli

D.M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Collaborating Partner

Marcia M. Ditmyer

Ph.D., M.S., MBA, M.C.H.E.S.

Senior Consultant

Felicia Tucker-Lively

MPH, Ph.D.

Director of Professional Development

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Lodging Information: The Shadow Lane Campus which is the home of the Dental school is 7.8 miles from Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. Below is a list of suggested hotels in alpha order. In this list below, only the Golden Nugget is a Gaming Hotel.

Directions to Shadow Lane Campus, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Directions from McCarran International Airport and/or the Las Vegas Strip (~7 miles)

  1. Leave McCarran follow exit to Tropicana
  2. Get on I-15 N from E Tropicana Ave
  3. Follow I-15 N to S Grand Central Pkwy in Las Vegas. Take exit 41B from I-15 N
  4. Take W Charleston Blvd to Shadow Ln
  5. Shadow Lane Dental School on the right side.


Directions from Downtown Las Vegas (Golden Nugget) 1.8 miles to location

  1. Head southwest on S Casino Center Blvd toward E Carson Ave
  2. Continue straight to stay on S Casino Center Blvd
  3. Turn right onto Transit Station St
  4. Continue onto E Bonneville Ave
  5. Turn left onto S Main St
  6. Turn right to stay on S Main St
  7. Turn right onto W Charleston Blvd
  8. Turn right onto Shadow Ln
  9. Shadow Lane Dental School, 1001 Shadow Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89106

Parking Information: You will have to secure transportation to and from the dental school. If you choose to rent a car there is ample parking available. Please use the parking spaces designated for patients or visitors. Parking in student/staff designated spots without the proper permit may result in a citation being issued by campus parking enforcement. The facility is located along a major bus route and convenient for public transportation.

See Campus MapThe program will be in Bldg. 1 (SLC-D) which is off of West Charleston Blvd.

This program is supported in part by a grant from HRSA (D88HP28510) Post-Doctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Dentistry.

Testimonials

Sameer D. Jain
B.D.S., M.S.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
School of Dentistry

“The Academic Leadership for Residents program provided me step-by-step guidance on how to go about pursuing an academic career. My biggest win from the program was to be able to practice the key virtues of leadership, inspiring me to be a better person. Without a doubt, AAL's residents program is a necessity for anyone who has the slightest inclination to venture into academia.”