ADA Foundation accepting applications for dental fellowship program

Jan. 28, 2009
Applications for Hillenbrand Fellowship Program due by Feb. 28, 2009.

CHICAGO, Illinois--The ADA Foundation (ADAF) 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.

The foundation's 12-month Hillenbrand Fellowship, which carries a $75,000 stipend to help cover living expenses in Chicago, will run from September 2009 through August 2010 at ADA's Chicago headquarters.

The goal of the fellowship is to provide experiential learning for a dentist who has demonstrated leadership potential and desires to make a career transition from dental practice into management and leadership in organized dentistry, a health-related organization, education, the dental industry or research.

The ADAF offers the fellowship every other year and includes an orientation to ADA agencies and departments, an orientation to other oral health organizations and federal and state government agencies, academic courses through the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and the completion of a project of interest to the fellow and the ADA.

For consideration as a candidate, dentists must submit a completed Hillenbrand Fellowship application to the ADA Foundation by Feb. 28, 2009.

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 DDS or DMD 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 Hillenbrand Fellowship.

To ask questions about the Hillenbrand Fellowship, contact Jane Jasek at Jane Jasek or call (312) 440-4639.

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