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National Programs

There are numerous other opportunities for dental students to participate in outreach activities including:

University Externships

Every year, UTHSCSA Dental students (6-8) participate in externships offered by other Universities (Oral surgery, etc.)  OMS also accepts students from other Universities.

US Public Health Service Programs

Junior dental students are encouraged to apply for the COSTEP program conducted by the U.S. Public Health Service.  Students selected through this program are assigned to dental clinics on Indian reservations or federal prisons for a period of at least 6 weeks (see Indian Health Service Culture of Caring map).  The dental students provide dental care to the respective constituents under the supervision of PHS Dental Commissioned Corps Officers.  Additionally, they are exposed to the mission of the US Public Health Service.