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The Forsyth  International Undergraduate Scholars Program is a three-week oral health-focused education program  for international undergraduate dental students, starting in 2022 for dental undergraduates from Brazil. The program pairs students with Forsyth faculty researchers as mentors. Interns learn basic laboratory techniques by participating in mentors’ research projects in a productive and enriching scientific environment while being immersed in Boston’s rich dental academic and research networks and culture.

Program Dates: July 11- 29, 2022

Highlights of the program include:

  • Independent dental-related research project mentored by world-renowned scientists of the Forsyth faculty
  • Housing in a Boston-area university dormitory and associated optional meal plan, and public transportation (MBTA) Pass
  • Lectures by Forsyth scientists in expertise areas, including oral health research, immunology, microbiology, and mineralized tissue biology
  • Weekly Professional Visits to Boston-area dental schools (e.g. Harvard, Boston University, Tufts) and biotechnology companies
  • Social activities in and around Boston and New England
  • Weekly networking sessions within Forsyth or Boston communities
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Invitation to the Forsyth Alumni Association

Candidate requirements:

  • Tuition: $4000 USD +  optional meal plan * for $475/$925 (25/50 meals)
  • Tourist Visa
  • Advanced English
  • Must arrange and pay for travel and food costs * (if not paying for meal plan) outside of Program activities
  • Must currently attend Dental School in Brazil
  • University Transcript
  • Letter of Recommendation from current or former professor
  • Candidates will go through a selection process that includes CV evaluation and interview
  • Selection process will be carried out in partnership with UNG by Dr. Nidia Castro dos Santos (UNG, Forsyth Alumni) and Dr. Magda Feres (UNG, Forsyth Adjunct Faculty)

For more information contact, Dr. Megan Pugach-Gordon, Director, Dr. Nidia Castro dos Santos, UNG or Dr. Magda Feres, UNG

Forsyth Undergraduate 2022 Program Application

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