"Testimonials from Faculty and Participants"

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine is addressing the shortage of dental school faculty by recruiting and extensively training a diverse group of dentists to teach and fulfill all roles of effective dental faculty members. Over the course of two years, aspiring dental educators will be equipped with a broad skill set enabling them to teach and serve as mentors to the next generation of dentists.

The From Practice to Preceptor (FP2P) program will train practicing general and pediatric dentists to:

  • Teach in a “competency-based” clinical setting
  • Teach in community-based settings located in underserved communities
  • Treat vulnerable populations
  • Develop cultural and linguistic competencies
  • Mentor students and other aspiring faculty

In addition, at the end of this training, participants will have capabilities in:

  • Interprofessional team approaches to patient care
  • Administrative roles in the academic environment
  • Providing evidence-based dental care
  • Addressing health disparities
  • Research evaluation and design


Lectures and Hands-On Experiences Include:

Year 1

 A 3-credit on-line course on teaching methods offered. More>>

Year 2

Participants will work side by side with community-based faculty one day per week, and:

Frequently Asked Questions

When is my application due

Complete applications must be received by March 23rd, 2015 to be considered for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. Applications arriving after this date may be considered for the 2016-17 cycle.

What is the stipend

In year one, participants will receive a $5,000 stipend. In year two, the stipend is $9,000.



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