Pipeline program inspires a diverse community of students to study dentistry
NEW YORK, U.S.: Encouraging people from all socio-economic backgrounds to study dentistry can only mean good things for the profession as a whole. However, as the cost of studying almost completely locks out those who come from the lower end of the economic scale, it is an almost impossible task. In 2012, two students from New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD), who are now both full-time faculty members, set out to create a pipeline program for low-income high school students and those from underrepresented groups to boost their interest in studying dentistry.
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