Students choose UIC College of Dentistry not just because we offer a world-class oral health education continuously improved by innovation and led by expert faculty and staff - in the heart of the great city of Chicago - but also because our student experience is so enriching.
Our welcoming environment and diverse student body engenders deeper learning and provides you with new perspectives on life. Diversity is fundamental to everything we do at the College of Dentistry. In declaring that diversity is a core value, we dedicate ourselves to building a culture of excellence that is grounded in principles of equity and social justice. The College, by policies, practices and spirit, is committed to maintaining a welcoming, inclusive and culturally vibrant learning environment.
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The College of Dentistry offers students many opportunities to pursue an area of research study to enhance their education experience. The Student Research Group is a student-led initiative provide an opportunity for students to engage in a patient-based study at the level of scientific inquiry. The Multidisciplinary Oral Science Training (MOST) Program offers Summer and Predental Programs for Undergraduates.
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There are many ways our students get involved and enhance their training through Community Health programs. Students can:
- Run a dental clinic, and tranform the lives of Chicago area homeless people at Goldie’s Place.
- Educate children on the importance of prevention in Chicago area community schools and health centers.
- Serve as ambassadors to the College on rotations across and outside the US including Guatemala, Tanzania and China.