Building student involvement, fostering civic engagement and enhancing community service to advance public health. 

TUSDM Health Literacy Intensive, designed specifically for first- and second-year dental students, is an educational leadership opportunity that will enable participants to gain health literacy-related experience, knowledge, and skills beyond the traditional classroom setting. Successful completion of the TUSDM Health Literacy Intensive is expected to facilitate a smoother transition into patient care.  Health literacy is defined here as “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.”

All D23 and D24 students are invited to apply; however, please note that the Intensive is open to a maximum of 18 students. Selections will be based on the application found in the following link: 

Please read all the information in the attached document (containing further details about the Intensive and participant expectations) prior to submitting an application. 

Applications are due on Wednesday, September 2nd by 5:00 pm. Late notifications will not be accepted.

Please direct any questions regarding the Intensive and/or application process to Dr. Nicole Holland at

For more Information, please see flyers below!



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