The University of Washington School of Dentistry will offer a research training institute in the summer of 2018 for dental school faculty and other oral health professionals interested in clinical research in dentistry. This will be the 27th consecutive year the program has been offered. 2018 Summer Institute Brochure.
Courses will be offered in biostatistics, clinical epidemiology/study design, personal computing applications, clinical trials, behavioral research in dentistry, grantsmanship, and case studies in data analysis. Tuition varies based on place of residence and World Bank income groups and is $1000 for participants living in low income countries, $1500 for those in middle income countries and $2000 for those in high income countries. World Bank country classifications can be found here. The tuition includes 128 CDE credit. Academic credit can be arranged through the University of Washington Summer Quarter Office and requires payment of additional academic tuition. Fees for course materials and registration are an additional $100. Textbooks and expenses for J-1 visas, if necessary are extra.
The summer institute is designed to offer training in research methods to which dentists and other oral health professionals may not have been adequately exposed during clinical training.
For those currently in or seeking academic or other positions which involve clinical dental research, the summer institute offers an opportunity to learn research methods which will enhance one’s ability to perform good clinical research. The program lasts a full six weeks and is not available in modular form for shorter periods.