Summer Student Research ProgramPROGRAM IS FOR STUDENTS ALREADY ENROLLED IN SCHULICH DENTISTRY'S DDS PROGRAM
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.
Total stipend: 10-week period - $4,167 / 12-week period - $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. MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND IN OUR GUIDELINES
2018 COMPETITION NOW CLOSED - Winners Announced
2018 Summer Students
By Ciara Parsons, BA’15
It was a few years ago when Farah Abu Sharkh, Dentistry Class of 2018, noticed an opportunity for greater interactive learning in one of her dentistry courses. She felt compelled to take action and took her academic education experience and channeled it into a research project as part of the Schulich Dentistry Research Opportunity Program (SDROP).
The idea behind this project was to simplify the learning process related to dental anaesthesia instruction to make it more interactive and eventually launch an instructional series. Taking existing multimedia resources and modifying them into individual modules about dental freezing, Abu Sharkh created a user-specific instructional series about what each freezing does, applicable scenarios, techniques and how to troubleshoot difficult situations. Users of these modules were able to personalize their learning by controlling their progress and select which areas of instruction they wanted to focus on more closely.
“We wanted to make the program flexible so that it could be personalized to the way in which people like to learn and how much they already know about the subject. These modules allow you to skip around and focus on what you want to know,” she said. Read more in The Bridge
Finding the evidence in ‘evidence-based practice’
The Summer Student Research Program gives dentistry students a chance to participate directly in the science that informs their clinical work.
By Crystal Mackay, MA’05
The 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 are supported through various sponsors. Many generous donors help make funding for our students possible and we are grateful for the donations.
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Dentistry Canada Fund - Ontario Dental Association
Ontario Dental Association Summer Research Studentship