Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Thomas R. Schneid, DMD, MS
COL, USAF (Ret), DC
The mission of the Postgraduate Dental College (PDC) is to support the Services’ with a master’s degree program that educates, trains, and comprehensively prepares military dental officers to support the Military Health System, the National Security, and National Defense Strategies of the United States and the readiness of our military forces.
The PDC will be widely recognized as the pre-eminent national educational institution for the creation of certificate and master’s degree educated graduate dentists and leaders who are prepared to serve the nation. The PDC will support and facilitate uniformed services-related health education and training, research and scholarship, leadership education and training, and national security as it relates to global health. Each PDC graduate will be a health & healthcare professional and leader, prepared with outstanding graduate dental education, inter-professional health and leadership training, and a deep and abiding commitment to selfless service, the military services ethos, and the security of the United States.
Education and Training – The PDC educates and trains dentists dedicated to career service and leadership in the Department of Defense.
Research and Scholarship – PDC Research and Scholarship is central to the other four mission domains.
Leadership – PDC graduates are tomorrow’s clinical, academic, dental health, and public health leaders.
National Security and Global Health Engagement – the Military Health System exists to ensure America’s security.
Service – USU faculty, staff, and students provide service.