The global footprint of oral medicine specialists: The university of Pennsylvania experience

Eric T. Stoopler, Scott S. De Rossi, Martin S. Greenberg, Thomas P. Sollecito

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The aim of this study was to analyze the global footprint of oral medicine specialists who graduated from the Universi of Pennsylvania oral medicine residency program. In 2016, a cross-sectional electronic survey was distributed to 53 graduates ol that program, asking about their current geographical location and professional status. Of those 53 graduates, 23 (43%) completed the survey with 22 reporting their current location and 21 reporting their current professional status. The results showed that 17 graduates were located within the U.S., and five were located internationally. Twelve graduates were in full-time academ positions, three were in part-time academic positions/part-time private practice, three were in full-time private practice, two were in postdoctoral training programs, and one was not employed. This study found that oral medicine specialists trained at the University of Pennsylvania were located both domestically and internationally. The majority held faculty positions at academic institutions with fewer involved in private practice. This program may thus be considered a source of future dental academicians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1464-1467
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of dental education
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Advanced dental education
  • Career choice
  • Dental faculty
  • Graduate dental education
  • Oral medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Dentistry(all)


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