Academic Careers Fellowship Program

The Academic Careers Fellowship Program (ADCFP) provides dental students at UCSF the opportunity to explore academia through faulty mentorship and projects that combine areas of interest with education. ADCFP operates on a national level through ADEA and provides unique resources to help you explore your many career options. Every year at the ADEA Annual Session, ADCFP fellows from around the nation meet to share their experiences and what they have been working on under the guidance of their faculty mentors. You can learn more about the fellowship at the ADEA website.

This year we have 11 ADCFP fellows between the Class of 2018 and Class of 2019. 7 of the fellows will be attending this year’s ADEA Annual Session on Long Beach California and presenting on their involvement in academia throughout the year.

We will begin taking applications for the 2019-2020 ADCFP in Spring 2019 after an introductory LunchNLearn early in the quarter.

2018-2019 ADCFP Cohort and Tentative Project Titles:

– Rebecca Lerman and Karisa Yamamoto, Class of 2020, Depression and Wellness in California Dental Students
– Wilson Ng, Class of 2020, Applying Teach-back in Dental Education for Improved Clinical Learning Experiences
– Brittany Zhang, Class of 2019, Small Group Assessment of Motivation for Academic Dental Career
– Albert Ngo and Tim Jung, Class of 2020, Improving Assisting Experience Amongst UCSF Dental Students Through Guided Clinical Objectives
– Kyu Jin Lee, Class of 2019, Effect of Student’s Personality on the Group Dynamics in the Coaching Group Setting
– Archnaa Rajasekaran, Class of 2019, Assessing treatment phasing accuracy amongst dental students at UCSF
– Auvi Tran, Class of 2020, Dental Students’ Comfort and Confidence Levels during Difficult Patient Scenarios
– Omid Mirfendereski, Class of 2021, Efficacy of an Online Module in Educating Dental Professionals About Treating Patients with Disabilities
– Allison Jan and Trung Nguyen, Class of 2020, Evaluation of Nitrous Oxide Sedation Training in Dental Schools in the United States as a Means to Standardize Training
– Maryam Abadir, Class of 2019, Comparative study between domestic and international dental students in UCSF and between UCSF and UOP
– Claire Sketch, Class of 2021, A new view on environmental sustainability: Practice and curriculum reform at the UFSF School of Dentistry
– Kevin Hildebrandt and Noah Koraym, Class of 2021, Analyzing Fiscal Success and Patient Centered Outcomes in Pre-Doctoral Clinics
– Duy Bui, Class of 2020, Evaluating and Incorporating Clinical Relevance into the Biomaterials Curriculum at UCSF
– Punam Patel, Class of 2021, Effects of Outreach on Pre-Dental Preparedness and Career Goals
– Gloria Liang and Lucy Tian, Class of 2020, Electronic Health Record Usage and Burnout in Dentistry
– Heba Almalfouh, Class of 2019, Comparing the teaching and learning process among international and domestic Ucsf students and between UCSF and other California schools.
– Emily Yang, Class of 2019, and Sammi You, Class of 2020, Dental school clinic curriculum that produces truly competent and confident dental graduates
– Ifunanya Okeke, Class of 2021, Understanding the support systems Under Represented Minorities receive in Dental School