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Pre-dentistry/ dental & dentistry program

An Experience of a Lifetime

Elective Abroad Pre-dentistry/ dental & dentistry program Details

Elective Abroad is a leading organizer of medical, nursing, and healthcare electivesand volunteer placements in Africa. We have been working for over 2 years with teaching hospitals, rural hospitals and community health centers in Africa to provide current and aspiring medical and healthcare students a rare opportunity for a hands-on learning experience, cultural exchange, and medical volunteering in Africa.

At Elective Abroad, we understand the importance of gaining practical experience and exposure in the field of dentistry. Our Pre-Dentistry/Dental Program offers you a unique opportunity to explore the world of dentistry, enhance your skills, and make a positive impact in underserved communities.

During your program, you will have the chance to work alongside experienced dental professionals in Kenya and Tanzania, immersing yourself in the local healthcare systems and dental practices. Our program is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of dental care, oral health management, and community outreach.

Here are some key highlights of our Pre-Dentistry/Dental Program:

  • Clinical Experience: You will have the opportunity to observe and assist dental professionals in various clinical settings, including dental clinics, hospitals, and community health centers. You will gain hands-on experience in dental procedures, such as oral examinations, teeth cleaning, fillings, extractions, and possibly even more advanced procedures depending on your level of expertise. 
  • Oral Health Education: Participate in community outreach programs aimed at promoting oral health and hygiene. You will have the opportunity to educate local communities about proper dental care practices, conduct oral health screenings, and provide preventive treatments. This aspect of the program allows you to make a direct impact on the oral health of underserved populations.
  • Dental Specialties: Explore different dental specialties and gain exposure to a wide range of dental procedures. You may have the opportunity to observe and assist in specialized areas such as orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and pediatric dentistry. This exposure will broaden your knowledge and help you make informed decisions about your future career path. 
  • Cultural Exchange: Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultures of Kenya and Tanzania. Interact with local communities, learn about traditional oral health practices, and gain a deeper understanding of the social determinants of oral health. This cultural exchange will broaden your perspective and make your experience truly transformative. 
  • Mentorship and Learning Opportunities: Throughout your program, you will receive guidance and mentorship from experienced dental professionals. You will have the chance to participate in case discussions, attend dental conferences, and engage in hands-on workshops. These learning opportunities will enhance your clinical skills and expand your knowledge base. 
  • Beautiful Locations: Kenya and Tanzania offer breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife, and rich cultural heritage. When you're not engaged in your dental placements, you can explore national parks, visit historical sites, or relax on pristine beaches. This program allows you to combine your passion for dentistry with the opportunity to experience the beauty of these African countries.

The Pre-Dentistry/Dental Program is suitable for pre-dental students, dental students, and individuals considering a career in dentistry. Whether you're looking to gain practical experience, explore different dental specialties, or contribute to underserved communities, this program offers a fulfilling and rewarding experience. Join us on this incredible journey of learning, cultural exchange, and dental outreach.

Expand your dental knowledge, challenge yourself, and make a lasting impact in Kenya and Tanzania. Apply now for the Pre-Dentistry/Dental Program and embark on a life-changing experience in African healthcare.

Note: Please be aware that due to the evolving nature of healthcare systems and global circumstances, specific details and availability may vary.

Elective Abroad Program Objectives

Elective Abroad’s medical students’ program objectives are designed to provide participants with opportunities to enhance the various components of their medical education in a clinical setting and with extensive hands‐on experience that they would not get in their own countries. Our program objectives adopts the Accredited Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competencies framework.

Elective Abroad Program Objectives

Elective Abroad’s medical students’ program objectives are designed to provide participants with opportunities to enhance the various components of their medical education in a clinical setting and with extensive hands‐on experience that they would not get in their own countries. Our program objectives adopts the Accredited Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competencies framework.

Patient Care

Our program places a strong emphasis on developing the competence of our graduates in patient care. This involves fostering the ability to provide compassionate, effective, and evidence-based care to patients across a diverse range of medical conditions.

Through hands-on clinical experiences and simulation training, our residents learn to assess, diagnose, and manage patient needs with a focus on individualized and patient-centered approaches. The goal is to instill a commitment to the highest standards of clinical care, emphasizing patient safety, empathy, and collaboration within interdisciplinary healthcare teams.

Medical Knowledge

The acquisition and application of medical knowledge are fundamental components of our program. We strive to equip our residents with a deep understanding of basic and clinical sciences, ensuring a solid foundation for clinical decision-making and problem-solving..

Our curriculum integrates the latest advances in medical research, technology, and evidence-based medicine to keep our graduates at the forefront of medical knowledge. Through a combination of didactic sessions, case-based learning, and research opportunities, residents are challenged to continuously expand their medical knowledge throughout their training.

Practice-Based Learning

Practice-based learning is a cornerstone of our educational philosophy. Residents are encouraged to actively engage in self-directed learning, critically appraise their own clinical performance, and identify areas for improvement. Regular feedback from faculty, peer collaboration, and reflective practice are integral components of this competency.

We foster an environment where residents embrace a commitment to lifelong learning, staying abreast of emerging medical literature and evolving healthcare practices to continually enhance the quality of their patient care.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Effective communication is paramount in healthcare, and our program emphasizes the development of strong interpersonal and communication skills. Residents learn to communicate complex medical information clearly and empathetically to patients, families, and other healthcare professionals.

Through role-playing, mentorship, and direct patient interaction, residents refine their abilities to establish rapport, navigate challenging conversations, and work collaboratively within interdisciplinary teams, ensuring optimal patient care outcomes.


Professionalism is a core value instilled in our residents throughout their training. Our program emphasizes the importance of ethical behavior, integrity, and accountability in all aspects of medical practice. Residents are expected to demonstrate a commitment to the highest standards of professional conduct, including respect for patient autonomy, cultural sensitivity, and a dedication to upholding the principles of medical ethics.

By cultivating a culture of professionalism, we aim to graduate physicians who are not only clinically competent but also exemplify the highest ethical standards.

Systems-Based Practice

Understanding and navigating the complexities of healthcare systems are crucial aspects of modern medical practice. Our program equips residents with the knowledge and skills to engage in systems-based practice, addressing the broader context in which patient care is delivered. This includes an awareness of healthcare policies, resource utilization, and advocacy for patient welfare.

Through exposure to healthcare management principles and quality improvement initiatives, residents are prepared to contribute to the enhancement of healthcare delivery systems and promote positive changes for the benefit of their patients and communities.

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