Mission Trips

NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine’s mission is to develop and grow national oral health programs that set global standards for technologically advanced patient-centered dental education while grounded in service and collaboration. Consistent with our mission to ensure exceptional oral health care to the world’s neediest citizens and underserved communities, NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine is pleased to share names of organizations that are equally committed to equity in access to oral healthcare. Although NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine does not sponsor nor endorse any of these programs, we are proud that many of our faculty and friends participate in global volunteerism. We encourage everyone to speak with our faculty and staff about programs should a resident or faculty member wish to consider participation in volunteering for global initiatives. Please carefully read NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine’s policies on participation and waiver of liability here prior to volunteer activities.

Mission Locations

Mexico  India
Guatemala, Philippines, Cambodia, Mongolia Ecuador
Alaska                                                                         


Policy Regarding Resident Participation in "Mission Trips"

During the residency program year, residents may consider participating in mission trips identified by the NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine, and/or other entities and organizations. 

Mission trips are not sponsored by NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine and are not subsidized and/or financed by NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine. They are not a part of the formal program curriculum; no clinical credit towards program requirements will be provided for this activity. 

Participation in mission trips is voluntary on the part of the resident. NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine does not assume any responsibility or liability for residents engaged in this activity.

General guidelines for resident participation in mission trips:

  • Resident Eligibility for Participation:
  • PGY-2 level residents only
  • After November 1 or after the resident’s first reporting period.
  • Resident must be in good standing with the program during the first reporting period.
  • Resident Responsibility for Participation:
  • Resident must submit time off request form and receive approval from both the assistant director and the program director.
  • Resident must use vacation days during the period of the mission trip.
  • Resident must sign the waiver of liability form.
  • Resident personally incurs all costs related to travel, lodging and meals, etc.
  • Resident personally incurs all costs related to travel documents (for example, visas, etc.), professional liability, licensure, immunizations, etc.

 

Residents who engage in this activity without prior program administration approval, or do not follow the written guidelines/policy may be subjected to disciplinary action by the program and may not receive the program certificate.

 

Policy Regarding Resident Participation in "Mission Trips"

During the residency program year, residents may consider participating in mission trips identified by the NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine, and/or other entities and organizations. 

Mission trips are not sponsored by NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine and are not subsidized and/or financed by NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine. They are not a part of the formal program curriculum; no clinical credit towards program requirements will be provided for this activity. 

Participation in mission trips is voluntary on the part of the resident. NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine does not assume any responsibility or liability for residents engaged in this activity.

General guidelines for resident participation in mission trips:

  • Resident Eligibility for Participation:
  • PGY-2 level residents only
  • After November 1 or after the resident’s first reporting period.
  • Resident must be in good standing with the program during the first reporting period.
  • Resident Responsibility for Participation:
  • Resident must submit time off request form and receive approval from both the assistant director and the program director.
  • Resident must use vacation days during the period of the mission trip.
  • Resident must sign the waiver of liability form.
  • Resident personally incurs all costs related to travel, lodging and meals, etc.
  • Resident personally incurs all costs related to travel documents (for example, visas, etc.), professional liability, licensure, immunizations, etc.

 

Residents who engage in this activity without prior program administration approval, or do not follow the written guidelines/policy may be subjected to disciplinary action by the program and may not receive the program certificate.

In order to participate in a mission trip you must fill out a Waiver of Liability

Real World Experience. Real World Advantage.

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