Roseman College of Dental Medicine Professor Honored with AAMC Grant

January 12, 2012

Dr. Edward DeSchepper, professor at Roseman University College of Dental Medicine in South Jordan, Utah, was recently awarded a grant from the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) for his submission of an Oral Health in Medicine model curriculum.

In 2010 the AAMC received grant funding from the Human Resources and Services Administration for this initiative, which seeks to incorporate curriculum for medical school students about oral health and its impact on overall health. This curriculum will provide a foundation for a more comprehensive, coordinated care approach between medical and oral health practitioners.

The winning submissions, including Dr. DeSchepper’s, come with a $2,000 development award and travel support to attend a one-day training workshop on Educational Scholarship in Washington, D.C.

Dr. DeSchepper’s content, along with submissions from 55 others selected for the award, will be peer-reviewed and made available via MedEdPORTAL, and will serve as a model Oral Health in Medicine curriculum. Congratulations, Dr. DeSchepper!