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Teaching in Dental Education (T.I.D.E) Fellowship is a one-year, full-time course of study designed to foster the career development of dental educators. The fellowship will focus on the different components of effective dental teaching and leadership: didactic teaching in small and large group settings, simulation teaching, and one-to-one clinical teaching. Other topics to facilitate professional growth include curriculum development, evidence-based dentistry, research and writing skills, and teaching with technology and project management.

New York University College of Dentistry is the largest dental school in the United States with the most diverse students and faculty. With many internationally-recognized clinicians, researchers, and educators on staff, T.I.D.E participants can be mentored in virtually any dental discipline. Participants will be expected to create a teaching portfolio, a capstone project for eventual presentation and publication, and other educational resources.


Maureen McAndrew

Dr. Maureen McAndrew is a Clinical Professor and Senior Director of Professional Development at New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD). She received her DDS from NYU Dentistry and a Master's in Education degree from Baruch College, City University of New York. She is the creator and director of the Excellence in Clinical Teaching Program and Class ACTS (Advanced Clinical Teaching Scholars) program. Dr. McAndrew is the course director for the Selective in Teaching Skills and the Practicum in Clinical Teaching for third and fourth year dental students with an interest in academia and teaches Introduction to Pedagogy to all post-graduate residents.

Dr. McAndrew is the recipient of two NYU Humanities Council Curricular Development Grants and a PrMEIR grant from the NYU School of Medicine. She was the 2009 ADEA/Gies Education Fellow and a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. In 2011, she received the Association of Women Dentists P&G/Gillette Hayden Memorial Foundation Research Award and was inducted into the NYU Academy of Distinguished Educators. She is the recipient of the prestigious ADA (American Dental Association) Golden Apple Award for Inspiring Careers in Dental Education in 2014.

Who Should Apply:

Internationally trained dentists who are interested in the following are encouraged to apply:

  • Exploring the educational goals of their specialties
  • Pursuing advanced dental teaching and leadership positions
  • Designing competency-based dental curricula
  • Conducting research projects
  • Publishing in professional journals
  • Contributing to academic and research environments

It is an honor to be a graduate of this unique and prestigious program. My experience at NYU was exceptional. My whole understanding of dental education has changed dramatically. I learned to enhance my skills in developing a research question, critically analyze the current literature, and effectively write a manuscript for publication. Also I learned how to design and develop curriculum and in using different educational technologies.  A major part of the program was intensive training on improving presentation skills and acquiring leadership qualities of the educator.

Prof. Maureen has inspired all of us to be effective teachers. Her passion for teaching and deep knowledge makes our program highly informative and enjoyable. The faculty and administrative staff were all supportive and helpful. They were attentive and responsive whenever needed. We were treated professionally and with respect at all times.

Thanks to NYU and to every teaching faculty member in this program. Thanks to Li for her great effort in organizing the program. Special thanks to Prof. Maureen who made a difference in our life. This program is a great opportunity for every dentist who wants to take his/her academic skills to the next level."

- Dr. Ahmed Alamri
  2013-2014 T.I.D.E. Fellow

Application Process:

The T.I.D.E. Fellowship application process includes the following two parts:

Part I:
Complete an online application (or Application Part I).

Part II:
Complete a supplemental application (or Application Part II) in essay format.

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