Alabama Works to Attract Rural Students to Dentistry
Four students hailing from rural regions in Alabama have been chosen to join the inaugural cohort of the University of Alabama’s (UAB) College of Community Health Sciences (CCHS) Rural Dental Scholars Program for 2023. The new Rural Dental Scholars include Catherine Hill from Grant, Landon McCardle from Dothan, Joshua Perry from Guntersville, and Aubrey Stewart, also from Dothan. The Rural Dental Scholars Program is a collaborative effort between CCHS Rural Programs and the UAB School of Dentistry. Its primary goal is to attract students with an interest in practicing dentistry in the underserved rural areas of Alabama. The post-graduate program encompasses a year of intensive study culminating in a master’s degree in rural community health awarded by CCHS, along with early admission to the UAB School of Dentistry. To be eligible for the program, students must meet specific criteria, including either having resided in rural Alabama for a minimum of 8 years or having graduated from a rural Alabama high school. Click here to read more.