UMKC School of Dentistry

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Retention Plan 2011
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DDS 2008: 92.2%
DDS 2009: 97.0%
DDS 2010: 92.5%
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DH 2008: 82.8%
DH2009: 83.3%
DH 2010: 93.3%
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Selective admissions process.
Students who are not retained are reviewed.
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Developing Post Baccalaureate Certificate
Restructured scholarships
Student Ambassadors Program
On-going training with faculty
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All first year dental students and junior dental
hygiene students are required to attend.
Students are informed of the rules and
regulations of the school.
Students are informed of support services.
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All Dental and Dental Hygiene are welcome to
attend.
Discuss the difficulties of dental school with
students and their significant others.
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All Multiple Choice Exam Results are tracked.
Target at risk students.
Provide academic support.
Refer students to appropriate resources.
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Time Management
Study Skills
Personal Issues
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Third and fourth year dental students.
Work with students one-on-one to identify
needs .
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Provide support for students on academic
probation (earned below a 2.5 GPA).
Provide support for students who have been
readmitted into the Dental or Dental Hygiene
Program.
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