Policies & Requirements

Requirements and Information for Residents:

Thesis Requirement (Orthodontics, Periodontics, and Operative & Esthetic Dentistry)
Projects in Lieu of Theses (PILOT) (Endodontics and Prosthodontics)
Duration of Appointments and Conditions for Reappointment
Resident Responsibilities:
Certificate/Certificate of Completion

Policies:

Email Policy
Social Media Policy
General Leave Policy
Sexual Harassment Policy
Prohibited Consensual Relationships Policy
Non-Discrimination/Harassment/Invasion of Privacy Policy

Thesis Requirement (Orthodontics, Periodontics, and Operative & Esthetic Dentistry)

The Graduate Council voted at its October 19, 2000 meeting to require all graduate students seeking thesis degrees admitted for Fall 2001 and thereafter tosubmit theses and dissertations in electronic form following procedures specified by the Graduate School. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis when submitted in writing by the department to the Graduate School. Exceptions will be considered when the student is off-campus during the semester the thesis is to be considered.

Projects in Lieu of Theses (PILOT) (Endodontics and Prosthodontics)

In 2009, the IR@UF began to host projects in lieu of theses (PILOTs) and non-thesis terminal projects. These projects fall outside the normal processing of the Graduate Editorial Office, and the Libraries work directly with the colleges and departments to load these items.
Information regarding the PILOT can be found on the UF Library website,https://etd.uflib.ufl.edu/how-to-submit-uf-theses-and-dissertations/projects-in-lieu-of-thesis-pilots/.

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Duration of Appointments and Conditions for Reappointment

Your initial appointment is referred to in the Letter of Offer to Residents. We anticipate you will remain in the prescribed course of your residency until completion. However, it is understood that appointments are renewed annually and that continued retention in the training program depends on your satisfactory performance/training progress, including your adherence to acceptable professional behavior, as well as the continuation of requisite funding for the program and the best interests of the program as determined by the university. A resident’s reappointment and progression to more advanced levels will be based on the results of periodic reviews of the resident’s educational and professional achievement, competence, and progress as determined by the program director and teaching faculty. However, no appointment shall create any rights, interests, or expectancies of continuation beyond the term of the current appointment itself. After each academic year, your performance will be reviewed and the recommendations for continuation communicated to you by the program director or designee. The program maintains a confidential record of the evaluations.

All assignments and call schedules are made at the discretion of the appropriate program director. In addition, should residency programs be closed or downsized, the university will inform the resident well in advance of such events. Every effort will be made to complete the resident’s course of training or to find another site for the resident to complete training.
居民不会自动entitled to additional training beyond the prescribed number of years to achieve board eligibility in the designated specialty. Any such extension of the residency and the required funding must be approved by the program director and the university’s College of Dentistry Office of Advanced and Graduate Education.

Resident Responsibilities

The position of the resident (the term resident applies to interns, residents, and fellows) presents the dual aspects of a student in post-graduate training and a participant in the delivery of patient care. A resident’s continuation in the training program is dependent upon satisfactory performance as a student and the maintenance of satisfactory professional standards in the care of patients. Behavior that reflects poorly on the professional standards, ethics, and collegiality are all components of a resident’s academic evaluation. Disqualification of a resident as a student or as a member of the health care team disqualifies the resident from further continuation in the program. Among a resident’s responsibilities in a training program at the university are the following:

  • To meet the qualifications for resident eligibility outlined in Specialty Guidelines of the American Dental Association’s Council on Dental Accreditation (CODA);
  • To develop a personal program of self-study and professional growth with guidance from the teaching staff;
  • To provide safe, effective and compassionate patient care, commensurate with the resident’s level of advancement, responsibility, and competence, under the general supervision of appropriately privileged attending teaching staff;
  • To engage in full participation in the educational activities of the program and, as required, assumption of the responsibility for teaching and supervising other residents and students; to participate in institutional orientation and education programs and other activities involving the clinical staff; submit to the program director confidential written evaluations of the faculty and the education experiences;
  • Participate in institutional committees and councils to which the resident is appointed or invited, following approval of Program Director, especially those that relate to patient care review activities, and participation in institutional programs and activities involving the staff;
  • To adhere to established practices, procedures, policies, and rules of the university or affiliated institutions as applicable, including among others, state licensure requirements training where these exist;
  • To develop an understanding of ethical, communication, socioeconomic, and medical/legal issues that affect graduate dental education and practice; to apply cost-effective patient care.

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Certificate/Certificate of Completion

Degree-seeking (Endodontics, Orthodontics, Periodontics, and Prosthodontics) students will only be awarded a certificate upon completion of the requirements for the Master of Science degree and advanced educational requirements.

Non-degree-seeking residents will receive a certificate of completion for the appropriate program on the recommendation of the college’s appropriate program director. This includes satisfactory completion of service and educational requirements and fulfillment of all other obligations and debts. This also includes completion of medical/dental records, appropriate consent for use of any patient records after graduation, a checklist completed for each program co-signed by the program director, and return all State of Florida property, as well as the property of any affiliated institution.

Email Policy

In the College of Dentistry, email is the primary mode of communication between faculty, administration, staff, students, and residents. Residents are required to check their email daily, on all scheduled school days. All official emails will be sent exclusively to www.sacsway.com. Please note, this is the email address displayed in the online directory. All students are encouraged to begin using their dental email accounts as soon as possible to ensure they receive all official correspondence from the University of Florida.

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Social Media Policy

The purpose of this policy is to guide employees choosing to use social media to communicate, collaborate, and interact with students, faculty, staff, stakeholders, and the general public on matters concerning or impacting the University of Florida (UF).

This policy applies to all UF faculty, staff, and students who are employed by UF in any capacity. The guidelines also apply to other people (such as volunteers and appointees) who use internally managed university computing resources. This policy applies to all forms of social media, including, for example, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, LinkedIn, blogs, online comments, etc. This policy may apply to employees outside of work hours and while using personal accounts when the use of social media affects an individual’s professional responsibilities, violates applicable law, or constitutes a violation of UF regulation or policy.

This document provides several policies and regulations that may apply to the use of social media. Violations of these policies may result in criminal or civil penalties, and/or consequences affecting an individual’s employment or student status, including but not limited to disciplinary action, and may result in personal liability.

Users of university computing resources should be aware that such use is not private and may be monitored by the University of Florida Acceptable Use of Computing Resources Policy referenced.

General Leave Policy

Members of the housestaff of the College of Dentistry shall be entitled to leave with pay for annual and sick leave depending upon the length of appointment during the training period July 1 through June 30, as described in this section. Leave will be granted and charged in one-day increments for each workday of leave requested and approved. The policy laid out below only applies to Housestaff at the UF College of Dentistry and is a completely separate program from that offered to UF staff and faculty, as outlined in University regulation and policy. COD Housestaff are not eligible for University leave benefits and are designated as OPS employees, per state and University regulation

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Sexual Harassment Policy

The University of Florida is committed to providing a safe educational, working, and residential environment that is free from sexual harassment or misconduct directed towards any members of the community. To achieve this goal, no behavior of this nature will be tolerated and, if discovered, the procedure for investigation and potential adjudication, as outlined in this policy, will be followed. Similarly, any retaliation against an individual who has filed a complaint regarding alleged sexual harassment or misconduct is also against university policy and will face its own disciplinary procedure. The University encourages students, faculty, staff, contracted workers, and visitors to promptly report any suspected behavior that violates this policy. For more information seehttps://hr.ufl.edu/forms-policies/policies-managers/sexual-harassment/.

Prohibited Consensual Relationships Policy

这是大学教师的政策here to the proper role as teacher, researcher, intellectual mentor, and counselor and not engage in conduct that calls into question the integrity of the evaluative or other academic processes related to students. It is also the policy of the University that faculty refrain from exploiting or coercing students or creating the appearance of exploitation or coercion. UF Regulation 1.0065 expressly prohibits the following romantic or sexual relationships between faculty and students:

  • Sexual or romantic relationships between faculty and graduate or professional students when both parties are affiliated with the same field, degree program or department, and under any circumstances in which the faculty member directly or indirectly exercises academic, evaluative, or supervisory authority over the student, or may be reasonably expected to do so in the foreseeable future.
  • Faculty who have, or have had, a sexual or romantic relationship with a student are prohibited from directly or indirectly exercising academic, evaluative, or supervisory authority over that student. Relationships that pre-date one or both parties’ affiliation with the University and that would otherwise be prohibited under this regulation shall be promptly disclosed by the faculty member to his or her dean or designee.

Violations of this regulation by faculty will result in disciplinary action up through dismissal. For more information regarding the Prohibited Consensual Relationships Policy please visit the following website,https://regulations.ufl.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/1.0065.pdf.

Non-Discrimination/Harassment/Invasion of Privacy Policy

The University is bound by state and federal law on most matters relating to discrimination and harassment. However, UF has adopted its own regulations and standards outlining expectations for conduct that go above and beyond the minimum requirements of the law. For example, the UF Regulation identifying protected classes addresses those who may not be protected by applicable state and federal law.

Protected classes are generally described as groups of people who have historically faced discrimination and harassment. In a university context, the focus is typically on such treatment in employment and education settings.UF Regulation 1.006expressly prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, and veteran status as protected under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act. For more information please see法律和政策»为可访问性和佛罗里达大学的办公室Gender Equity (ufl.edu)