Proven strategies for teaching in the clinic
Equip your new dental educators with the right tools to succeed with the Fundamentals of Clinical Education program (FCE), designed and facilitated by the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and AAL.
Developed and vetted by leading experts in the field, the FCE is comprised of five learning modules covering fundamental knowledge areas as well as best practices. Each module utilizes video, lectures, interviews, simulations, and assessments to provide comprehensive educator training.
Distilling decades of experience in clinical educator training, the FCE covers:
Transitioning and new clinical faculty usually have little understanding about how to teach and how to work within the academic environment. The FCE is an essential tool for onboarding new clinical faculty so that they apply teaching fundamentals and understand the differences between the educational environment and private practice.
The FCE is a comprehensive, cost-effective solution for giving new clinical faculty the knowledge and skills they need to succeed as effective educators.
The mission of Penn Dental Medicine is to educate pre-doctoral and graduate dental students in the highest quality clinical and research environment. Established in 1878, Penn Dental Medicine is a private, Ivy League institution with a history deeply rooted in forging precedents in dental education, research, and patient care. Since its founding, dentistry has been taught in a scientific environment as a specialty of medicine and under the multidisciplinary umbrella of the University of Pennsylvania.
AAL is a health and higher education consulting firm headquartered in Atlanta. AAL works with organizational leaders to achieve their goals through strategy and professional development. The firm has helped over 150 institutions and 5,000 corporate and academic healthcare executives, educators, and practitioners to advance in their fields.
The five-module FCE is designed to provide essential knowledge and skills for new, part-time, and adjunct clinicians transitioning to academic careers. Module 1: Critical Presence of Clinical Faculty addresses the unique traits of part-time and clinical faculty faculty as they contribute to the mission of academic dentistry, describing their diverse demographics, their application of professional experience, their various roles in teaching, and the influence they have on the success of the student. Sign up below to access the complimentary course module!
The FCE instructors are notable experts with more than
70 years of combined experience in dental education.
Dr. Hangorsky is the Associate Dean for Student Life and Director of the PASS program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He had previously served as the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Penn Dental Medicine. Read More…
Dr. Oakley is a Senior Consultant for AAL and works extensively in the areas of clinical teaching, preceptorship, and leadership development. In addition to her role at AAL, Dr. Oakley serves as the Senior Associate Dean at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Read More…
Dr. Hangorsky is the Associate Dean for Student Life and Director of the PASS program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He had previously served as the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Penn Dental Medicine. Dr. Hangorsky received his DDS degree from Columbia University, completed his General Practice Residency at the University of Vermont followed by a Master’s Degree in Periodontology at Case Western University. Dr. Hangorsky currently serves on the ADA Council on Education and Licensure. He is also a member of the ADEA Policy and Research Committee. Dr. Hangorsky’s contributions to dental education have been recognized by several teaching awards including the Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Graduate Periodontics Outstanding Teaching Award.
Dr. Oakley is a Senior Consultant for AAL and works extensively in the areas of clinical teaching, preceptorship, and leadership development. In addition to her role at AAL, Dr. Oakley serves as the Senior Associate Dean at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. She served an active duty 4-year tour as a Dental Officer in the United States Navy. In her experience as a clinical teacher for over two decades, she has been responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive care clinical curriculum that is focused on student learning, assessment, and patient care outcomes. Dr. Oakley has also developed and implemented formalized marketing plans
targeted on improving clinical operations.
She works together with university development and human resource teams to strategically create and actualize reorganization plans that promote workflow efficiencies in the clinical environment. She has had experience serving as a schoolwide site visit coordinator for a Commission on Dental Accreditation site visit and, in turn, understands what is required to build a quality management and improvement plan that measures school-specific
standards of care. In her 6 years serving as a department chair and her 7 years as the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, has taken great pride in recognizing human talent and applying strengths of employees to maximize efficiency and success in support of a strategic vision and plan. She continuously inspires a robust customer service approach to empower employees to serve their
customers across all fronts in dental education.
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