Take advantage of the CU School of Dental Medicine’s Summer Research Scholarship Program! This is an immersive research opportunity that will allow you to engage with faculty mentors and conduct cutting-edge, basic, and applied science that directly relates to dentistry. Whether your background includes research activities that you’d like to expand upon or you just have a keen interest in gaining some perspective into how research contributes to the dental profession, you are encouraged to apply for the Summer Scholars Program. In addition, you’ll also be earning some money while becoming introduced to the dental school before you begin classes.Why should dental students engage in research?
Dental students traditionally learn basic and clinical sciences including appropriate treatment modalities and methods that are necessary to become competent practitioners. Continuing progress in dental research has enhanced accuracy in diagnosis, changed treatment options and improved patient management. Therefore, both clinical training and oral/craniofacial health research serve to improve the dental care provided to the public.
After completing the program, you will be eligible to participate in our Research Day at the school where we showcase the research activities of our students and faculty. You will also be prepared to compete for opportunities to travel, with financial support, to present your research at regional, national, and even international venues.