No matter which dental internship you choose, we can tailor the experience to fit your level. You can also trust in the Projects Abroad guarantee: that all of our programs are safe, flexible, and hassle-free. Once you arrive in-country, all you need to worry about is the wealth of knowledge there is for you to absorb!
Philotimo Dental programs are ideal as summer dental internships for undergraduates. You can choose your own start and end dates, so you can travel whenever you want during the popular months of May, June, and July. These programs run throughout the year, so you can also join during quieter months and the semester.
The application process for dental shadowing abroad involves researching suitable programs, gathering required documents, submitting applications, and, in some cases, participating in interviews. Thorough research is essential to identify the best program that aligns with your individual goals and interests.
Gathering the necessary documents includes academic transcripts, personal statements, and resumes or CVs.
Attention to detail and adherence to application guidelines are crucial during the submission phase. It is important to note application deadlines and submit all required materials promptly.
In some cases, interviews may be part of the selection process. Applicants should prepare by practicing interview skills and techniques to effectively communicate their passion for dentistry and their eagerness to participate in the program.
Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$500 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$500 deposit payment) will be due no less than 60 days before your internship start date.
There are several benefits to completing a dental internship for college students or high schoolers. You’ll get the experience you need to prepare yourself for the next stage in your education and career. It’s an exciting and different way to develop your skills and knowledge.
You can also expect to:
The actual shadowing experience is the core of the program. It typically involves orientation and introductions, observing dental procedures, engaging with patients, and reflecting on the experience.
Orientation and introductions familiarize participants with the dental setting, including the clinic or hospital facilities, various departments, and key personnel. Meeting preceptors and staff members establishes a supportive network.
Observing dental procedures allows participants to witness the intricacies of patient care. From routine check-ups to complex treatments, this hands-on experience provides a real-world understanding of dental practice. Interacting with dental professionals during rounds, conferences, and informal discussions further enriches the learning experience.
Engaging with patients is a vital aspect of dental shadowing. Participants learn the significance of effective chairside manner, empathy, and communication in dental settings. Assisting with patient care activities, under supervision, offers practical involvement in the dental team and fosters teamwork skills.
Reflecting on the experience through journaling and discussions with preceptors and fellow participants encourages deep learning and self-improvement. It provides an opportunity to share insights, challenges, and personal growth, enhancing the overall learning experience.
Philotimo Med Abroad recognizes the importance of a strong support network in a foreign country thousands of miles from home. We provide a single U.S. point of contact for families at home, while onsite, each intern is matched with a program coordinator and a mentor.
Philotimo Med Abroad ensures that its interns are fully informed and prepared before beginning their dental internship program. As such, we offer two types of orientation programs: one led by a program coordinator regarding the local area, and the other geared toward the work environment, including hospital operations, safety protocols, sanitation requirements, and specific terminology.
Philotimo’s top concern is keeping our interns safe during their stay. As such, we thoroughly vet all properties we lease to ensure that they are in the towns’ safest areas, typically with easy access to major roads, U.S. embassies, and work assignments. We offer interns modern dormitory-style accommodations with air conditioning and laundry service. Our full-time security team is available to help with off-site trip planning.
International Medical Aid provides each participant with top-rated travel insurance that will cover most medical and dental expenses, medical evacuation, lost luggage costs, and trip interruption coverage. This insurance is underwritten by iNEXT. This insurance is among the strongest and most comprehensive coverage offered by any student travel organization in the United States.
Philotimo provides participants with shared, daily roundtrip transportation to placement sites in addition to arrival/departure airport transfers. Safe, reliable transportation is also available for leisure and personal trips at reasonable rates to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all interns.
A weekly excursion and cultural immersion activities.
Philotimo provides nutritious local cuisine experiences that participants will find both healthy and delicious. We provide breakfast and full meals a day and group meals (except during the weekends)and can accommodate special nutritional needs.
Required fees to utilize hospital facilities – often additional with other companies – are included in the dental internship program fee. Our contracts also provide participants with priority access to specific areas of the hospital in which they have an interest in practicing.
Following the conclusion of each placement, participants will be asked to evaluate components of their program.
Pre-Dental Students, Dental Students, Dentists, Gap year
Specialties: Dental Public Health, Endodontics, Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Pediatrics
Philotimo Med Abroad does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, sex or national and ethnic origin.