Abstract Title

Extramural Clinical Enrichment Expectations and Perceptions: Survey of Dugoni Dental Students

Lead Author Affiliation

DDS 2020

Lead Author Status

DDS Year 2

Expected Graduation Date

2020

Presentation Category

Community Oral Health

Introduction/Context/Diagnosis

Extramural Clinical Enrichment programs have long been an important aspect of the humanistic and community orientated education at the Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry. In addition to long standing clinical enrichment programs, there have been various new clinical enrichment experiences that have been given to student in recent years. There has been only some scattered studies done in the past on the impact of these clinical enrichment programs and the student perceptions of these programs. The aim of this study is the establish a continual and consistent survey of student expectations and perception of clinical enrichment programs and explore any long terms trends.

Methods/Treatment Plan

Students from the IDS 2020, DDS 2021 and DDS 2020 class were surveyed with a set of predetermined questions with willing participants submitting a response. Data was collected and then organized into charts and present with an analysis of the data.

Results/Outcome

51% of students would be interested in a extramural clinical program program if no credit was given and another 41% would “maybe” be interested. In 2016 93% of respondents would be willing to participate in a extramural clinical program. Students would prefer 2 days per quarter if a selective was provided quarter 8,9,10.

Significance/Conclusions

Most students surveyed responded that they would be interested in participating in an extramural clinical enrichment program during their time at Dugoni and would prefer it to be over a academic break. There has been a trend that the percentage of students who would want to participate in an experience since 2016 has decreased. All students felt, though, that a clinical enrichment program would benefit them and make them better a treating patients efficiently.

Comments/Acknowledgements

Conducted with support from Dr. Christine E. Miller, RDH, MHS, MA Associate Professor and Director of Community Health Programs at the Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry.

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Extramural Clinical Enrichment Expectations and Perceptions: Survey of Dugoni Dental Students

Extramural Clinical Enrichment programs have long been an important aspect of the humanistic and community orientated education at the Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry. In addition to long standing clinical enrichment programs, there have been various new clinical enrichment experiences that have been given to student in recent years. There has been only some scattered studies done in the past on the impact of these clinical enrichment programs and the student perceptions of these programs. The aim of this study is the establish a continual and consistent survey of student expectations and perception of clinical enrichment programs and explore any long terms trends.