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Summer Student Research Program

2018 COMPETITION - Winners Announced


Schulich Dentistry Research Opportunity Program (SDROP) provides an opportunity for students already enrolled in Schulich Dentistry's DDS program to contribute to clinical and basic science research. Each year, a limited number of studentships are awarded by competition for the upcoming summer.

The goals of this program are … 1) to promote student participation in oral health research, 2) to provide students with opportunities to meet their peers and present their research at national and internal meetings, 3) to contribute to publications in peer-reviewed journals, and 4) to encourage students to consider careers in oral health research.  There are many bright and experienced students in Dentistry that would be an asset to research at Schulich.

In the past, some projects have not required the full 12 weeks to complete, or students have reduced availability due to clinic assignments.  Therefore, faculty will have an option of reducing their project to a 10-week period (will be indicated on the project form).
   10-week period - total stipend of $4,167
   12-week period - total stipend of $5,000

Deadline for applications:  January 11, 2018
Submit forms electronically (in MS Word) to Dentistry’s Research Office

All DDS Students (Years 1-3) and ITD Students (Year 1) are eligible to apply.
All Faculty members associated with Schulich Dentistry are invited to submit one (or more) project proposals


Finding the evidence in ‘evidence-based practice’

G WangThe Summer Student Research Program gives dentistry students a chance to participate directly in the science that informs their clinical work. The best way for dentistry students to understand what it means to practice evidence-based dentistry, is to be directly involved in finding that evidence. Being exposed to research early on in their careers helps students develop important critical-thinking skills vital to the practice.
That’s where the Summer Student Research Program comes in. Each year, when their classmates have packed up their dental kits and gone home for the summer, a select group of students are working away on answering important research questions. These students are given the opportunity to contribute to clinical and basic science research under the supervision of faculty members at the School. They cap off their experience by presenting their work as part of Dentistry’s annual Research Day.  Read article in The Bridge


In 2018, with available funding, 11projects were supported through various sponsors. Many generous donors helped make funding for our students possible and we are grateful for the donations.

Schulich Dentistry

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Dentistry Canada Fund - Ontario Dental Association

Ontario Dental Association Summer Research Studentship   

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