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Outreach training: the special interest group’s report


Michael Smith
Outreach Training Programme
University of Sheffield
School of Clinical Dentistry, UK
Tel: 07814010165
Fax: 01142717843


Following three sessions at ADEE Annual Meetings, the special interest group on outreach training presents a brief report of its proceedings. Outreach, here, is clinical teaching away from the home dental school. After covering the diversity and benefits of programmes, the report considers different models and the relationship between contexts and outcomes. It concludes that: outreach provides access to additional resources; programmes prepare students for the demands of the profession; a programme’s design should harmonise with both its context and its objectives; and, the educational benefits warrant the additional organisation involved.