It’s that time again: accreditation season!
In 2009, the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) granted the UF College of Dentistry’s D.M.D. program the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements,” indicating that the program achieves or exceeds the basic requirements for accreditation.
The next site visit for the predoctoral program will occur in 2015, which is closer than you think! Once again we are gearing up to conduct an evaluation of college programs, appointing subcommittees based on CODA’s self-study guidelines. Committee members will gather the necessary data to evaluate compliance with the standards, suggest program enhancements, and develop responses to the standards. These reports will be forwarded to the Steering Committee for review and compilation into a cohesive document for submission to CODA.
Interrelated with accreditation, the college is also undertaking a revision of the D.M.D. curriculum.
This will be a long process, but with a well-considered roadmap and the help of college faculty and staff, we expect it to be a successful journey.