UW School of Dentistry
Visiting Scholars Program
Please send application materials electronically (in PDF format) to:
Programs A, B & C
Dr. Hai Zhang
Introduction and Summary
The University of Washington Department of Restorative Dentistry maintains a Visiting Scholars Program for faculty members from other countries. The goals of this program are to provide scholars an opportunity to understand our educational and research methods and exchange ideas and perspectives that will ultimately benefit everyone. The program accommodates a range of observational experiences from pre-doctoral dental to graduate level prosthodontics. The Prosthodontics Observational Externship Program is designed for individuals who want to focus exclusively on graduate level observations and research.
Visiting Scholars are accepted from competitive applications on an ongoing basis. We regret that not all applicants can be accepted into the program. Most successful applicants are current dental school faculty who hold a DDS/DMD with or without specialty training (or equivalent) or an MS or PhD. Visiting scholars typically structure their program to be 1-12 months in length. A member of the Restorative Dentistry faculty (host faculty) must express an interest in working with and coordinating activities for a Visiting Scholar applicant before an application can be approved. Where an applicant does not have a pre-existing contact with a faculty member, the Visiting Scholar Coordinator (currently Dr. Hai Zhang) will, where possible, match an applicant with a faculty member who is willing to act as an academic host for the visit.