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Planning & Progress Update New England Rural Health Roundtable Symposium October 30, 2009 About UNE ~ A Snapshot Over 5,000 students College of Arts and Sciences ( 1831) College of Osteopathic Medicine (1978) College of Health Professions (1997) College of Pharmacy ( 2009)

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planning progress update new england rural health roundtable symposium october 30 2009
Planning & Progress Update

New England Rural Health

Roundtable Symposium

October 30, 2009

about une a snapshot
About UNE ~ A Snapshot

Over 5,000 students

College of Arts and Sciences (1831)

College of Osteopathic Medicine (1978)

College of Health Professions (1997)

College of Pharmacy (2009)

College of Graduate Studies (2009)

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vision for the future
Vision for the Future

“ to be nationally recognized with programs of excellence and innovation in health professions…..the university will seek to solve the major health, environmental, and cultural challenges faced by society.”

UNE Strategic Plan 2007

clinical teaching experience
Clinical Teaching Experience

Leading educator of healthcare professionals in Maine

Dental Hygiene Clinic sees 5,000 patients annually

Educational and faculty partnerships with numerous hospitals and clinics in Maine, New England, and the U.S.

une research strength
UNE ResearchStrength

College of Pharmacy awarded a $4 million highly competitive grant to initiate the pharmacy research agenda

Four Centers of Excellence in Research and Scholarship and VP of Research in place

Funded programs in neuroscience, marine science, gerontology, and public health

Research funding has increased over 22% annually in five years

a college of dental medicine for northern new england
A College of Dental Medicine

for

Northern

New England

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Feasibility study completed Fall 2008

Strong funding effort in place

Lead gift pledged

Doctor of Dental Medicine degree approved

Associate Dean of Dental Planning hired

vision for recruitment
Vision for Recruitment
  • Qualified students from Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont ~ UNE’s priority
  • Collaboration with workforce development leaders in tri-state region
  • Emphasis on developing northern New England pool of students for long-term pipeline of students into dental profession
clinical education
Clinical Education
  • Emphasis on northern New England clinical site placements
  • Distributive and collaborative
  • Utilizes strong partnerships with regional dental education leaders and advocates
  • Long-term placements for skilled fourth year students
clinical site development process
Clinical Site Development Process
  • Establish relationships with existing dental workforce development groups
  • Endowment for Health grant – focus on New Hampshire sites and student recruitment over next three years
  • Similar proposal pending for clinical development and recruitment in Maine
  • Clinical site visits expected to begin 2010
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COMING SOON:
  • Student recruitment effort in Maine’s rural high schools using simulators to interest students in dental education – funding received
  • Program will include a three-day summer program for rural high school students on campus
  • Partnering with Franklin County Summer Scrub Club Camp as part of this program
home town recruitment
“Home Town” Recruitment
  • Communities encouraged to “grow your own” dentist
  • Local clinics/communities will be key to recruitment by selecting and nominating a mission-driven student to UNE’s dental school
  • Community nominations will be key to winning a seat
  • Stay tuned, more to come!
how you can help
How You Can Help

Spread the word!

Best practices advisory teams – help shape UNE’s new dental school

Faculty needs ~ fulltime, course modules, guest speakers, or clinical opportunities

Funding support

contacts
Contacts
  • Ellen Beaulieu, Ed.D., Associate Provost for Planning and Assessment ~

207-221-4383

  • Harley Knowles, Ed.D., Vice President for Institutional Advancement ~

207-221-4378