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The transition from dental school to postgraduate dental foundation training: strengthening the interaction between stakeholders

Lookup NU author(s): Paul Blaylock, Professor Janice EllisORCiD, Professor Giles McCrackenORCiD



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Nature Publishing Group, 2018.

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© 2018 Nature Publishing Group. All rights reserved. This article demonstrates the benefits of collaboration between dental educators in undergraduate and postgraduate settings, to facilitate the transition of dental students into dental foundation training (DFT). The School of Dental Sciences at Newcastle University and Health Education England, working across north-east and north Cumbria, have strengthened links by forming a dental foundation programme undergraduate liaison group (FPUG) involving all stakeholders. The group has shared information between the organisations, enhanced stakeholder engagement, and developed several initiatives including workshops to help prepare final year students for the transition to DFT. A small investment in time has been highly effective, and the formation of a similar group merits consideration in other areas of the UK.

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Author(s): Blaylock P, Ellis JS, McCracken GI

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Dental Journal

Year: 2018

Volume: 224

Issue: 4

Pages: 269-273

Print publication date: 23/02/2018

Online publication date: 16/02/2018

Acceptance date: 07/11/2017

Date deposited: 08/05/2018

ISSN (print): 0007-0610

ISSN (electronic): 1741-7503

Publisher: Nature Publishing Group


DOI: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2018.79


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