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ERIC Number: EJ1157593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-2677
Peer Mentorship Program in Dental Education
Ha-Ngoc, Tien; Park, Sang E.
Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, v4 n2 p104-109 2015
The Senior Mentorship Program (SMP) was created to encourage the fourth year dental students to act as mentors in the clinical environment as well as facilitate learning of clinic protocols and reinforce concepts in treatment planning for the third year students. Third year dental students engaged in educational conversations and received helpful advice as they entered their clinical years. Fourth year students also benefited from the program by learning how to mentor and teach in an interactive learning environment. Teaching and mentoring can also help fourth year students learn the material more in depth as student teachers, while providing emotional and social support for their peer learners. Third year students reported overwhelmingly positive experiences in the student satisfaction surveys. The majority of students sought mentorship from the peer teachers in areas of Prosthodontics and Treatment Planning, followed by technical instructions on using the Electronic Health Records. The SMP appeared to be an effective educational model to encourage peer-to-peer interaction and enhance learning in a critical period of clinical education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston)
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