Five TIDE Fellows Publish Reviews in JDE

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TIDE Fellows pictured with program director, Dr. Maureen McAndrew, from left to right: Dr. Hamad A. Algamaiah, Dr. Mohamed A. Abdulati, Dr. Wesam Alturki, Dr. McAndrew, Dr. Mansour Alasiri, and Dr. Abdullah M. Alshehri


Five participants in NYU Dentistry's Teaching in Dental Education (TIDE) Fellowship program have published reviews that appear in the April 2015 issue of the Journal of Dental Education (JDE). The five authors contributed to a new JDE feature that debuted in January 2015 called "Peer Education: Reviews of the Literature (PERLs)." JDE recruits academic leaders in dental education to work with students to identify and review relevant articles in the health professions or educational literature focusing on an important topic in dental education. Dr. Maureen McAndrew, clinical professor of cariology and comprehensive care and program director for the TIDE Fellowship, recruited the five fellows, all internationally trained dentists, to review articles on "blended learning," a merging of face-to-face and online learning methods that is gaining momentum in dental education.

The TIDE Fellowship Program is a one-year full-time course of study designed to foster the career development of internationally trained dental educators. The program focuses 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 designed to facilitate professional growth include curriculum development, evidence-based dentistry, research and writing skills, and teaching with technology and project management.

The five TIDE Fellows who authored the PERLs are Dr. Abdullah A. Alshehri, Dr. Hamad A. Algamaiah, Dr. Mansour M. Alasiri, Dr. Mohamed A. Abdulati, and Dr. Wesam A. Alturki.

“Writing these reviews,” said Dr. McAndrew, “integrated important elements of the TIDE curriculum – innovative teaching strategies, critical thinking, academic writing, peer review, and the use of technology in dental education. The Fellows did an outstanding job, and I couldn’t be more proud.”