Honos Civicus at the School of Dental Medicine
Honos Civicus celebrates and publicly recognizes graduating students who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to community service and civic engagement during their studies at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Inductees have the opportunity to celebrate and reflect on their community involvement while creating an alumni network of health professionals who share a meaningful, continued commitment to civic life and social impact through their careers in oral health.
Many different civic activities undertaken by dental students may be included as part of an Honos Civicus application. For example:
- Community outreach through TUSDM student organizations or self-initiated volunteer service through membership in non-University affiliated programs that involve underserved or vulnerable communities or population groups
- Leadership in TUSDM student organizations involved in community service
- Public health-related research projects that are self-initiated or supported by the student research fellowship program
- Extensive participation in dental public health journal club and associated community or public policy activities
- Elective public health coursework and associated community or public policy activities.
Dental students who wish to join Honos Civicus must have:
- Demonstrated commitment to public service and civic engagement beyond the minimum expected for degree requirements, which include the required off-site rotations and community service learning externship
- Demonstrated leadership and dedication within community service projects
- An outstanding record of professionalism and ethical behavior
- Good academic and professional standing
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