Advanced Standing/International Dental Student (AS/IDP) Positions

The ASDA Advanced Standing/International Dental Student (AS/IDP) Advisory Committee works closely with the Council on Membership to develop resources and benefits for AS/IDP members. They provide feedback on initiatives for students enrolled in an advanced standing or international dental program at a CODA-accredited dental school.

The Advisory Committee comprises five individuals. 

AS/IDP Committee Chair Duties

Serves a one-year term as chair of the five-person AS/IDP Advisory Committee to develop resources and benefits for AS/IDP members and provide feedback on initiatives focused on students enrolled in or applying to an advanced standing or international dental program at a CODA-accredited dental school.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be an active predoctoral member at the time of application (applications will not be accepted from AS/IDP members who are not yet enrolled in an AS/IDP program).
  2. Must be able to complete assignments and responsibilities by established deadlines.

Term Length

  • Annual Session 2018 - Annual Session 2019
Meetings

  • Conference calls as needed
Duties

  • Supervises the activities of the AS/IDP Committee; reports to the chair of the Council on Membership.
  • Mentors committee members.
  • Researches and/or completes any project or House of Delegates resolution assigned to him/her by the Board of Trustees.
  • Organizes AS/IDP member-focused webinars hosted by ASDA.
  • Manages ASDA’s International Dentist Facebook page to provide regular and timely content.
  • Responds to inquiries from current or prospective AS/IDP students.
  • Assists in developing new resources and benefits for AS/IDP students.
  • Works with the Predental Advisory Committee to offer input on resources and initiatives for predental students who are interested in applying to AS/IDP programs.
  • Provides content for association publications and media as requested.
  • Submits a year-end continuity report.
AS/IDP Committee Member Duties  
Serves a one-year term as a member of the committee and contributes to all assigned work.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be an active predoctoral member at the time of application (applications will not be accepted from AS/IDP members who are not yet enrolled in an AS/IDP program).
  2. Must be able to complete assignments and responsibilities by established deadlines.

Term Length

  • Annual Session 2018 - Annual Session 2019

Meetings

  • Conference calls as needed

Duties

  • Acts as a sounding board for new programs, benefits and resources for AS/IDP members.
  • Works closely with the Council on Membership and the district AS/IDP cabinet representatives.
  • Knowledgeable on dental school and residency application challenges, career challenges and changes associated with AS/IDP predoctoral students. Will assist in communicating these challenges to members.
  • Organizes AS/IDP member-focused webinars hosted by ASDA and posts regularly on ASDA’s International Dentist Facebook page.
  • Works with the Predental Advisory Committee to offer input on resources and initiatives for predental students who are interested in applying to AS/IDP programs.
  • Helps to promote and recruit AS/IDP ASDA members.
  • Provides content for association publications and media as requested.
  • Performs duties as assigned by the committee chair and ASDA staff.