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First Scholar Graduates from International General Dentist Educator Program at University of the Pacific 


 

Dr. Fawaz Alzoubi

Dr. Fawaz Alzoubi recently became the first global scholar to graduate from the International General Dentist Educator (IGDE) program at University of the Pacific in California.

The IGDE program was launched in 2010 through a collaboration between University of the Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and Gladys Benerd School of Education. Designed for international scholars looking to further their dental education and eventually become dental educators, the program brings international students to California for five years of advanced training and graduate work.
Clinical education is provided under a two-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency program leading to a clinical certificate upon completion of both years one and two. Didactic education is provided under the two-year graduate program leading to a Master’s in Education. The final year of the program consists of completing a thesis project if not completed in the previous year, and teaching practicum in didactic, pre-clinical, and clinical education.

In 2012 Alzoubi earned his certificate of completion from Pacific Dugoni’s AEGD program and in 2013 was named a diplomate of the American Board of General Dentistry. In 2013 he received his Master of Arts in Education and Leadership through the Gladys Benerd School of Education. He continued his academic pursuits and in 2015 earned his Doctorate of Education (EdD) in Professional Education and Leadership.

While at Pacific he also pursued advanced training in implant dentistry. He recently became a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a Diplomate of the American Board of Implantology/Implant Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He also conducted clinical, basic science and educational research, and got involved in teaching as an instructor and faculty at both pre- and post-doctoral levels.

As a graduate of the IGDE program, Alzoubi is now academically qualified to teach and practice at Kuwait University, where he plans return to begin his career.

University of the Pacific is accepting applications from prospective IGDE students for upcoming classes. The application deadline for the current cycle is Jan. 1, 2016.

Details about applying to the program are available online at http://dental.pacific.edu/Academic_Programs/International_General_Dentist_Educator_Program.html

The International Federation of Dental Educators and Associations (IFDEA) encourages Universities involved in international dental education partnerships to take advantage of free online resources available on the IFDEA Global Knowledge Center. To submit resources to the online center, IFDEA members may contact IFDEA Executive Director Anders Nattestad at anattestad@pacific.edu.

IFDEA is a global community of dental educators who have joined together to improve oral health worldwide by sharing knowledge and raising standards. IFDEA contributes to improving global health by improving oral health by serving as an axis of information, best practices, exchange programs, news and professional development for the many regional dental education associations and individual academic dental institutions worldwide.

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The International Federation of Dental Educators and Associations (IFDEA) is a global community of dental educators who have joined together to improve oral health worldwide by sharing knowledge and raising standards. IFDEA contributes to improving global health by improving oral health by serving as an axis of information, best practices, exchange programs, news and professional development for the many regional dental education associations and individual academic dental institutions worldwide.

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