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Advanced General Practice Residency

The SCF Dental Program at the Alaska Native Medical Center accepts applications from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31 for one Advanced General Practice Residency position. Training begins July 1 of the following year. Advanced clinical and administrative training are provided during the two-year experience. The intent of this residency is to prepare IHS career-oriented dentists for senior leadership positions (O-5/O-6). Upon completion of this program, residents are qualified to challenge the American Board of General Dentistry, and Commissioned Corps Officers are eligible for special pay contracts, per USPHS policy.

Applicants to the AGPR training program must meet the following criteria:

  • Obtained a dental degree (DMD/DDS) from an accredited United States dental school.
  • Possess a current, valid dental license from any state in the United States.
  • Two years of dental clinical experience.
  • Be engaged in the full-time practice of dentistry and meet credentialing requirements of the Southcentral Foundation Dental Program and the Alaska Native Medical Center.
  • Have no disqualifying obligations, such as IHS or NHSC Scholarship or Loan Repayment.

The deadline for receipt of application material is Dec. 31, 2019.

Contact Us

SCF Dental
Rodica Popescu, DMD
ANMC Dental
AGPR Director
4315 Diplomacy Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
(907) 729-6542

About the Application Process

For application please contact:

SCF Dental
Rodica Popescu, DMD
ANMC Dental
AGPR Director
4315 Diplomacy Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99508

(907) 729-6542 phone

Current curriculum vitae or résumé. Include dental program responsibilities and accomplishments, training experiences, awards, professional activities, etc.

Statement of intent, describing the reasons for seeking the AGPR, short- and long-term professional interests, career goals, and how the residency will help you achieve these goals.

Three letters of recommendation, addressing the applicant’s interpersonal skills, performance, and work habits:

  1. One from a current direct supervisor
  2. Two from anyone having knowledge of the applicant’s professional skills, duties, and performance, such as area dental officer, specialist, or colleague.

Final dental school official transcripts. If the transcript does not indicate class rank, please submit a letter from the dental school indicating overall class rank.

Commissioned Officers’ Effectiveness Reports or Employee Performance Evaluations from the two most recent evaluation periods.

Applicants for the AGPR will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Experience
  • Current billet/position
  • Academic performance
  • Work performance
  • Career potential