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Research Training in the Biomedical, Behavioral, and Clinical Research Sciences
of combined D.D.S./D.M.D./Ph.D. programs. This wouldallow most or all of the burden of the D.D.S./D.M.D.tuition to be covered for students who commit to long-term careers in dental research. Enhanced stipends forgraduate students should be provided if fiscally feasiblewithout causing students to lose eligibility for low-interest student loans. In conjoined D.D.S./D.M.D.-Ph.D.programs, when the clinical degree is awarded prior tothe Ph.D., the NIH needs to be encouraged to permit postdoctoral stipend levels to apply during the post-D.D.S.phase (as opposed to the lower, predoctoral stipendlevels). The feasibility of adaptations of the existingMedical Science Training Program (M.D./Ph.D.) modelto dental education—including full funding for eight orso years—should be explored.