University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

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Description of Program

http://www.dental.upenn.edu

The Program for Advanced Standing Students (PASS) is designed for graduates of foreign dental schools who want to practice dentistry in the United States. Most states require a degree from a dental school accredited by the American Dental Association before granting licensure. The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine offers a two-year program that leads to a DMD degree to prepare non-U.S. trained dentists.

Contact Information

Corky Cacas
University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
240 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: 215-898-0558
Fax: 215-573-9648
Email: sdm-pass@dental.upenn.edu  

Program Details

Length of Program: 24 months
Program Deadline: July 15, 2014
Start Date: March 30, 2015
Class Size: Approximately 25-30
Degree Awarded: D.M.D.

Requirements to apply to program

English Language Proficiency

  • Must be proficient in the English language
  • All applicants must take the TOEFL exam to be considered for admission; no exceptions.
  • Must submit original TOEFL score directly to program (not to ADEA CAAPID) prior to application deadline
  • Score must be current within two years of the application deadline

National Board Dental Examination Requirements

  • Program requires passage of Part I NBDE to be considered for admissions
  • Submit official National Board Dental Exam scores to program (not to ADEA CAAPID)prior to application deadline

Letter of Evaluation

  • Applicant must submit to ADEA CAAPID:
    • Program requires one Letter of Evaluation from the dean or principal of dental school from which applicant graduated
    • Program requires one Letter of Evaluation from a faculty member from the dental school from which applicant graduated,
    • Program requires one Letter of Evaluation from another faculty member, dental professional or work supervisor.

Transcripts and Evaluations

  • Applicant must submit to ADEA CAAPID a course-by-course evaluation by ECE

Application Fee

  • Send application fee to program (not to ADEA CAAPID) prior to application deadline
  • $75 check or money order payable to the Trustees of the Univ. of Pennsylvania

Other documents that should be sent to program (not to ADEA CAAPID)

  • Supplemental application available for download at www.dental.upenn.edu
  • Notarized copies of transcripts (marks) are acceptable. Submit a notarized copy of dental school diploma or graduation certificate directly to Univ. of Pennsylvania (not to ADEA CAAPID). Non-English diplomas must be translated by a certified translator and notarized. Provisional certificates are not acceptable.

Additional Requirements

  1. Essay responses must be submitted with the Penn Dental supplemental application in question/answer format prior to the application deadline. Do not send personal statements.
  2. Please refer to the Penn Dental website for detailed information regarding admissions and application requirements.