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College of Dental Medicine News

Date: Jun 2014

On Monday, June 30, 2014, one of our most respected faculty members, Dr. James A. Rivers retired after 34 years of service to the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine. 

During his tenure as chairman, Dr. Rivers shaped the Department of Oral Rehabilitation into one of the most successful teaching programs in the country. He dedicated his life to the dental profession and made it better for all of us. Dr. Rivers played a tremendous role in shaping the lives and careers of those of us who are fortunate enough to count him as a friend, colleague, teacher and mentor.

Dr. Rivers is not only highly regarded for his expertise in our profession, he is also famous for dishing up some fantastic southern barbeque!   Thank you, Dr. Rivers, for all you have done for the College of Dental Medicine.  You will be missed!

The MUSC James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine welcomed the DMD Class of 2018 on June 2, 2014. The class is comprised of 75 impressive and diverse students, including a record number of women.

According to the JBECDM Office of Academic and Student Affairs, the percentage of women accepted into the program over the past several years has been on a steady incline.  A total of 45 females and 30 males were accepted into the program.

Together, their demographics portray a diverse representation of states nation-wide: Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and South Carolina.  A total of 48 In-State and 27 Out-of-State students were accepted out of an impressive applicant pool of 874 applicants.

Photo Credit: JBECDM Office of Academic and Student Affairs

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