The MOST Program prepares students and postdoctoral fellows to shape the future of oral health research and clinical care. MOST fellows work with world-class faculty, use cutting-edge technology and explore new directions from the bench to the bedside.

The MOST Program is located on UIC's West Campus, at the heart of a major medical research center and just minutes from downtown Chicago. Our location gives us easy access to a diverse range of cutting-edge research, a diverse patient population and, when we're not working, everything that Chicago has to offer: miles of open lakefront, great culture, dining and sports.



Resources for Predoctoral Trainees

PhD timeline - PhD students enrolled in the Oral Science program should use this form to plan their program with their mentors. PhD students enrolled in other degree programs should meet with Dr. DiPietro to customize the timeline.

PhD/DMD timeline - PhD/DMD students should use this form to plan their program with their mentors.

PhD curriculum planning - PhD and PhD/DMD students should use this form to plan their coursework with their mentors. Must be presented to the Graduate Studies Committee as part of the Self-Assessment.

Self-Assessment - PhD and PhD/DMD students must complete the self-assessment and submit to the Graduate Studies Committee on an annual basis (early summer). Upload your 2011-2012 Self Assessment here.

PhD in Oral Sciences Program Manual - the official Program Manual for students enrolled in the PhD in Oral Sciences. Updated on an annual basis.


Resources for Postdoctoral Trainees

Postdoctoral timeline - Postdoctoral trainees and their mentors should use the timeline to plan their activities while appointed to the MOST Program.

Self-Assessment - Postdoctoral fellows must complete the self-assessment and submit to the Program Director (DiPietro) on an annual basis (early summer).

UIC Postdoc Association - On campus resources for events, networking and career resources

Publication Guidelines (for both predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees)

NIH Public Access Requirements

All individuals supported by the MOST program (including individually NIH-funded fellowship grants) must comply with NIH's requirement for public access to publications.  In short, all trainees must ensure that any publication that results from the research conducted while they are in the MOST Program is accessible to the public at no cost.  It is imperative that trainees understand the public access rules, comply with the policy and provide a PMC ID number whenever the publication is cited.  Below are links to resources that provide more information on the policy and how to comply with it:

NIHMS (National Institutes of Health Manuscript Submission): overview of the policy
NIHMS: answers to common FAQs

Funding Acknowledgements

Any abstracts and manuscripts that include data produced during the time that a trainee is supported must include a written acknowledgement of the support of NIH grant T32-DE018381

Resources for Dental Students

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research offers a range of training opportunities for dental and medical students. Visit the training website to learn more.

The American Association of Dental Research sponsors research fellowships for dental students. Visit the AADR website for the application guidelines.


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