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Welcome to the Center of Excellence 

Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry currently enjoys a reputation as one of the most diverse dental schools in the nation.

The college is expanding its diversity-related initiatives with the Center of Excellence, made possible in 2012 with a $3.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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2013 collegiate participants in Center of Excellence's Summer Predental Enrichment Program

Core components of A&M Baylor College of Dentistry’s Center of Excellence Program include:

  • Pipeline Activities for Pre-dental Students - offering academic enrichment activities which help students from underserved communities enhance their competitiveness for admission to dental school.
  • Student Performance - graduating greater than 90% of students from all ethnic and racial groups.
  • Faculty Development - providing opportunities for dental students to earn a Certificate or Master of Science degree in Education for Healthcare Professionals and supporting junior faculty as they prepare for promotion and/or tenure.
  • Literature and Resources - increasing the Baylor Health Sciences Library Public Health & Community Medicine and Dentistry Collection, with holdings related to underserved groups and health, socioeconomic and cultural issues.
  • Research - involving faculty and students in summer research projects geared toward health issues of underserved or minority populations.
  • Student training - Providing opportunities for more students to work at off-site clinics that serve the underserved.

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Last edited by: aupton 03/05/2014

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