The MHA Pathway to Dentistry Program provides academic and professional preparation and a pathway to the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine’s (SDM) Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) program through the Master of Science in Modern Human Anatomy (MHA).
Students admitted to this pathway program will complete the first-year curriculum of the MHA program, begin work on the MHA Capstone Project, then transition into the DDS curriculum in the Fall of their 2nd year. Students admitted to the MHA Pathway to Dentistry Program will receive a reserved seat in the DDS program. While completing the 4-year DDS requirements, students will complete the MHA Capstone Project and Teaching Practicum to graduate with both the MS and DDS degrees.
The goal of this pathway program is to increase workforce diversity in dental medicine and provide clarity and support in the pathway to pursuing dental medicine as a career. The MHA Pathway to Dentistry Program will provide academic and clinical preparation, mentorship, and a pathway for success for traditionally underrepresented students in dental school through the MHA curriculum.
ANAT 6205, Imaging and Modeling (4)
ANAT 6310, Neuroanatomy (4)
ANAT 6321, Human Histology (4)
ANAT 6412, Foundations of Teaching (1)
ANAT 6111, Human Gross Anatomy (8)
ANAT 6330, Human Embryology (3)
ANAT 660, Experimental Design & Research Methods (1)
ANAT 6950, MSMHA Capstone Project (3)
Complete the 4-year Doctor of Dental Surgery Curriculum and Training
During the DDS coursework, complete:
ANAT 6910, Teaching Practicum (1)
ANAT 6950, MSMHA Capstone Project (5)
Interested students may apply to the MHA Pathway to Dentistry Program in two different ways. Students may apply directly to the Doctor of Dental Surgery program or apply directly to the Master of Science in Modern Human Anatomy program.