The East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine has been named an Apple Distinguished Program for the 2012-13 school year for the innovative implementation of technology in all aspects of its didactic, problem-solving and clinical education programs.
The Apple Distinguished Program designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership and educational excellence, and demonstrate Apple’s vision of exemplary learning environments. The ECU School of Dental Medicine has created an exemplary environment with 31 rooms and clinical spaces connected by teleconferencing, integrated seminar rooms and simulation labs, and community-based clinics in rural parts of North Carolina.
“Within the next two years, we’ll be placing fourth-year students in underserved areas across the state to help improve oral health,” Dr. Greg Chadwick, dean of the ECU School of Dental Medicine, said. “This entire concept rests upon connectivity through these technologies.”
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