Dental Student Leadership Institute

Leadership: Learning it, Living it

Dentistry and oral health face challenges and opportunities that will require exceptional leadership as we move forward in the 21st century. Accordingly, developing future leaders for the profession is a major priority for the NYU College of Dentistry.

The NYU Dentistry Dental Student Leadership Institute (DDSLI) provides an opportunity for up to 35 students to participate in a three-year experience comprised of seminars, workshops, internships, shadowing of leaders, mentoring, and leadership roles. Participation is based on an application and selection process during the D1 year.  

The guiding model for the Institute is character-based leadership, which focuses on the cultivation of leadership habits that promote human flourishing within groups and organizations of any size, scope, and purpose.  

Open to D1 students exclusively!

Eligibility:

  • Current D1 student
  • In good academic standing
  • No course failures or remediation, and cannot be on Monitored Status or Academic Probation
  • No violations of the NYU Dentistry Code of Ethics & Professionalism or University Policies

Continuation Standards:

  • Maintain Eligibility Standards:
    • Good academic standing
    • No course failures or remediation, and cannot be on Monitored Status or Academic Probation
    • No violations of the NYU Dentistry Code of Ethics & Professionalism or University Policies
  • Timely completion of DDSLI courses & projects
  • Availability for special DDSLI activities and events

Application deadline: March 1, 2022

 

DDSLI application now open

As part of the application process, a letter of recommendation from an individual familiar with your leadership experience and potential is required and should be submitted by the recommender directly via the online form linked below.

For more information about the DDSLI or the application process, please contact dental.studentaffairs@nyu.edu or view the recording of the DDSLI Information Session.  

For information on prior NYU Dentistry Student Leadership Track programs, please visit the Student Leadership Track page.

 



PROGRAM CURRICULUM

D1 (June 2022):
Orientation Retreat for Accepted Students
 

D2:
"Managing Complexity"
 

D3:
"Leading the Way for 21st Century Oral Health"


D4:
"Collaborative Leadership for Evolving Healthcare"

 

Additional experiences:

  • Annual Capstone Theme Projects
  • Class Leadership Project
  • Mentorship Program

PROGRAM COMMITMENT

  • Curriculum requirements (D2-D4)
  • Participation in summer retreats / workshops / internships
  • Meetings with oral health leaders
  • Project planning and group work with DDSLI peers