Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

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Description of Program

http://www.bu.edu/dental/

The Advanced Standing D.M.D. Program at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine is a 24-month course of study for internationally-trained dentists leading to a Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree. Students pursue highly intensive clinical training while simultaneously following a rigorous academic curriculum. Advanced Standing students are also able to capitalize on the location of the dental school in the heart of Boston through community outreach and research opportunities.

Contact Information

Tobias Kahan
Boston University Henry M. Goldman
School of Dental Medicine
Admissions
100 East Newton Street, Suite G305
Boston, MA 02118, USA
Telephone: 617-638-4787
Fax: 617-638-4798
Email: asdent@bu.edu  

Program Details

Length of Program: 24 months
Program Deadline: January 1, 2015
Start Date: last week of July 2015
Class Size: 75
Degree Awarded: D.M.D.

Requirements to apply to program

English Language Proficiency

  • Must be proficient in the English language.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the TOEFL.
  • Applicants whose native language and language of instruction is not English and who are selected to interview are required to submit an official TOEFL score directly from ETS to Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine Admissions. The TOEFL institution code is 3081, and the department code for dentistry is 38. Competitive minimum scores are 100 (iBT) and 600 (paper-based test).
  • Applicants seeking an exemption based upon the two above criteria must petition the Advanced Standing Program Admissions Committee. Petitions may be sent to asdent@bu.edu.

National Board Dental Examination Requirements

  • Program requires passage of Part I NBDE to be considered for admission.
  • Submit official National Board Dental Examination scores to program only when requested by program.
  • Applicants who are selected to interview are required to submit official NBDE Part 1 results directly from the ADA to Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Advanced Standing Admissions, Suite G305, 100 East Newton St., Boston MA 02118, USA.

Letter of Evaluation

  • Program prefers one Letter of Evaluation to come from the dean of the dental school from which the applicant graduated.
  • Applicants must provide three Letters of Evaluation, sent directly to ADEA CAAPID.

Transcripts and Evaluations

  • Applicant must submit to ADEA CAAPID a detailed course-by-course transcript translation and evaluation by ECE.
  • Accepted students will be required to submit an official ECE course-by-course transcript evaluation directly from ECE to Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Advanced Standing Admissions, Suite G305, 100 East Newton St., Boston MA 02118, USA, as well as photocopies of the dental school diploma and transcripts, prior to matriculation.

Application Fees

  • Submit non-refundable application fee of $75 (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) or $105 (international) after receiving an email from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine with instructions and online fee payment website information.

Other documents that should be sent directly to program (not to ADEA CAAPID), only if requested

  • Applicants who are invited to interview are requested to submit a recent 2” X 2” photograph of themselves with their name, ADEA CAAPID number, and “Advanced Standing Applicant” written on the back of the picture.

Additional Requirements

  • Applicants are required to have earned a dental degree outside the USA.
  • The Admissions Committee takes into account the applicant’s academic preparation, prior dental school grades, National Board Dental Examination Part I, and English language ability. Also considered are dental experience, research, teaching experience, further advanced education or dental training, as well as motivation for the study of dentistry. Letters of recommendation are important elements in the evaluation.
  • The Admissions Committee contacts selected applicants regarding interview invitations by e-mail. A personal interview is required for admission, but does not guarantee acceptance.