Announcing the 2022 Scholarship For New Dental Practice Owners
The Gillette Hayden Memorial Foundation was established in 1930 to honor the memory of Dr Gillette Hayden and support the future of women dentist leadership in the American Association of Women Dentists and the Dental Profession. This year one of the two inaugural scholarships being offered by GHMF is the Gillette Hayden Memorial Foundation Practice Management Scholarship 2022. The goal for this scholarship is to support a woman dentist practice owner in her efforts to learn the business of dentistry and at the same time encourage applicants to practice in health professional shortage areas.
The scholarship awardee will receive eight (8) – one (1) hour sessions with Shelly Short of Zumwohl Consulting, Zum!! Simple Solutions for Sustainable Success. Shelly has been in the dental field for 39 years and been a dental consultant and coach since 1996. She has expertise in practice analysis, business management, clinical efficiency, non-surgical periodontal programs, team building and interpersonal communication.
Currently, she is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Course Director for Practice Management at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. She consults across the United States and has consulted in the U.K., Denmark, Switzerland and Italy.
The scholarship sessions will be held via Zoom and will be recorded for the awardee to review and use in the future with new staff or associates. Some of the topics that will be covered are- Workflows, Marketing, Leadership Development Coaching, Creating a Positive Work Culture, Dental Economics 101, Team Meetings, Hiring, Scheduling and Stress Control to name a few. There will be follow-up reports after each session and a review at the beginning of the next session.
Qualifying For the Scholarship
To qualify for the scholarship you must be a current member of the American Association of Women Dentists, a Woman Dental Practice Owner, that holds a US or Canadian Dental License actively practicing dentistry 5 years or less within the US, Canada, Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands and practice in a Health Profession Shortage Area (HPSA).
A complete application along with Curriculum Vitae, 500 word essay on why you chose to practice in a HPSA and how the scholarship will impact your business, and a 90 second video of yourself should be submitted to the Gillette Hayden Memorial Foundation no later than November 1, 2022. One scholarship winner will be selected by the GHMF Board of Trustees and will be notified no later than December 31, 2022.
This is a great opportunity for a new practitioner to have access to and the knowledge of a Practice Management Consultant early in their career for continuing and enhancing their success in their dental practice in a Health Profession Shortage Area. The GHMF Trustees encourages all qualified applicants to please apply.
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