On March 29, 2018, Dr. Risé Martin (far left) – District 15 Regent – presented a check to the UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry’s International Student Experience Program. The school received $836.00 from the ICD’s USA Section and the USA Section Foundation to help defray the costs of a mission trip the school’s students will take to the Dominican Republic in May 2018. Accepting the check on the group’s behalf are Dr. Juanita Pineda (far right), Associate Dean for External Affairs and Mr. Scott Phillips (center), Executive Director of Christian Medical & Dental Association of San Antonio.
The ICD USA Section International Student Experience Program provides dental students of today the educational and cultural enrichment necessary for professional leadership in the global community tomorrow. 2016 was the first year under the new name, International Student Experience Program, which reflects our support of the learning opportunities of mission style trips as well as reciprocal exchanges. The popularity of these programs continues to grow, as does academia's appreciation for its benefit to contemporary student education. In 2017, we had 17 USA dental schools participating, representing approximately 35 international trips. Many dental school applicants are even evaluating the availability of international opportunities in their selection process.
These projects are made possible by the combined efforts of the ICD USA Section and the ICD USA Section Foundations. Your kind Foundation donations fund the International Student Experience Program.