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Pediatric Dentistry Externships

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Overview
The goal of the externship is to provide interested Pre-Doctoral Dental students or General Dentists the opportunity to observe Pediatric Dental residents function within the residency program. The externship is intended for individuals planning to applying for residency in the upcoming application cycle. Participants will to be able to see the day-to-day interactions of residents within a program and also evaluate their own compatibility with this specific residency program.

INPERSON EXTERNSHIPS
Program Length and Schedule
Three-day commitment (Monday-Wednesday or Wednesday-Friday). There are no externs during holidays, clinic closures, or reduced service days. The calendar of available dates can be discussed with Jean O’Finn. Up to two (2) externs can participate in a specific week.

Experience
• Observation only
• Attend classes and lectures with residents
• Attend clinic and hospital rotations
• Rotate in graduate pediatric clinic
• Attend General Anesthesia cases in the hospital (Monday or Friday)
• Externs do not participate in after-hours “on-call” duty

Applying to the Externship
Step 1:
Anyone interested in participating in the externship should send the following three items electronically to Jean O’Finn at jwantrob@uic.edu:
* A copy of your Curriculum Vitae
* A copy of your dental school transcript (can be official or unofficial)
* A letter of recommendation from a Dental School faculty or administrator

These items will be reviewed by the Program Director, and selected applicants will be invited to apply for the 3-day externship. Due to high demand, not all applicants will be selected to participate.

Step 2:
Upon approval of the Program Director, Jean O’Finn will contact the applicant to discuss dates and provide additional instructions for specific consent and immunization forms. This process must be completed and approved by the Office of Clinical Affairs before beginning the externship.

VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE:
We will host 1-hour virtual “Open House” and information session in July. This will include a brief presentation from the Program Director as well as the opportunity to ask questions about the program to current residents. Interested individuals must sign -up in advance using the following link.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 7:30 pm Central Time
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://uic.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElcOqqqT0qHdcCM1pSyvjHRTqSUUl2838X

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Sessions will not be recorded, and all participants are encouraged to participate with both audio and video functions.

Contact
Jean O’Finn, Program Coordinator
Jwantrob@uic.edu
312-996-7531

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David M. Avenetti, DDS, MSD, MPH

Postgraduate Program Director & Clinical Assistant Professor

312-996-2046

Jean O’Finn
Program Coordinator
312-996-7531