Community Service Learning Center Experiences
The core of the School of Dental Medicine’s community-based educational model involves all senior dental students providing comprehensive care in the School’s Community Service Learning Centers (CSLC)s, located within communities of need across the state of North Carolina. Beginning in May of their senior year, students will spend three nine-week rotations, in three different CSLC locations in the state, providing care for patients and living within the communities they serve. Through working in real-world, community-based care delivery system, students will further develop their skills in caring for vulnerable populations, while gaining hands-on experience in managing a dental practice. They will engage in a wide range of community outreach activities, and participate in public health and leadership training to prepare them for future health advocacy and community leadership roles.