Applications being accepted for dentist fellowship program

Dec. 4, 2006
Applications due at American Dental Association Foundation by Feb. 28, 2007.

CHICAGO--The ADA Foundation is accepting applications for its Hillenbrand Fellowship Program that provides an award to one dentist, helping prepare the person to assume a management and leadership role at a health-related organization from clinical practice, education or research.

Awarded every other year, the foundation's 12-month fellowship carries a $75,000 stipend to help cover living expenses in Chicago. This fellowship runs from September 2007 to August 2008 at ADA's Chicago headquarters.

Under the fellowship, the selected dentist will receive intensive orientation to all American Dental Association agencies and departments, other organizations serving oral health, and federal and state agencies. It also includes academic work at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

For consideration as a candidate, dentists must submit a completed Hillenbrand Fellowship application to the ADA Foundation by Feb. 28, 2007.

Hillenbrand Fellowship candidates are required to:

* be a member in good standing of the American Dental Association;

* be a graduate of a dental school accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation;

* have held the degree D.D.S or D.M.D. for at least five years at the beginning of the Fellowship;

* be prepared to work from the Chicago office on a daily basis for the duration of the Fellowship and travel within the United States as required by the program.

Fellowship applicants will be evaluated on criteria including:

* demonstration of strong leadership potential;

* desire and commitment to serve the profession or public in a leadership role;

* desire to have management and leadership in a health-related organization as a career goal;

* demonstrated enthusiasm for dentistry as a profession;

* demonstrated appreciation for the role that health-related organizations play in the advancement of the health of the public and the vitality of the profession;

* understanding of current oral health care problems, issues and concerns;

* written and interpersonal communication skills.

For more about the program and application materials, visit Applications also are available by contacting Lisa Barron, director of programs, ADA Foundation, ADA at [email protected] or (312) 440-4639.