Table 5

Instructional unit providing basic sciences instruction for dental schools for 2001–02 and 2010–11 academic years

Mean Clock Hours of Instruction% Dental School Only% Medical School Only% Shared
Subject2001–022010–112001–022010–112001–022010–112001–022010–11
Gross anatomy (including H&N)19219338.0%32.7%30.6%12.0%29.6%51.7%
Physiology109.597.127.7%36.2%35.2%24.1%35.2%34.5%
Pathology101.395.940.7%46.5%27.7%13.8%29.6%34.5%
  • Note: The percentages in the shared column do not total 100% because the few schools who identified “other or independent” arrangements for providing basic sciences instruction were not included in this table.

  • Sources: American Dental Association. 2001–02 survey of predoctoral dental education, volume 4: curriculum. Chicago: American Dental Association, 2003; American Dental Association. 2010–11 survey of dental education, volume 4: curriculum. At: www.ada.org/SDE4_2010-11_final2.xlsx. Accessed 15 Oct. 2015.