Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry

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Description of Program

http://www.dentistry.vcu.edu/idp

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Dentistry is a public, urban, and research dental school located in Richmond, Virginia. The school’s mission is to provide educational programs that prepare graduates qualified to provide dental care services.

The VCU School of Dentistry International Dentist Program offers foreign-trained dentists an opportunity to enter the D.D.S. dental degree program in the third year. A 16-week preparatory phase is a mandatory program prior to entering the third year. The program is open to any foreign-trained dentist.

Contact Information

Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Dentistry
International Dentist Program
Lyons 309
520 N. 12th Street
P.O. Box 980566
Richmond, VA 23298
Telephone: 804-628-4400
Email: IDP@vcu.edu

Program Details

Length of Program: 28 months, including a 16 week preparatory program
Program Application Deadline: June 1, 2014 at 5:00PM
Program Start Date: January 2015
Class Size: 10 students will enter the program in 2015
Degree Awarded: D.D.S.

Requirements to apply to program

English Language Proficiency

  • Must be proficient in the English language
  • Accept Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) scores only
  • Program requires an iBT average score of 94 or above and with 20 or above in each of the four evaluations
  • TOEFL may be waived if candidate has a degree from a US accredited college or university
  • Score received at time of application must be less than 3 years old

National Board Dental Examination Requirements

  • Program requires passage of NBDE Part I and NBDE Part II to be considered for admission

Letter of Evaluation

  • Program requires three Letters of Evaluation
  • Letters should be submitted to ADEA CAAPID
  • Program prefers one Letter of Evaluation to come from the Dean or a faculty member of the dental school from which applicant graduated. The second letter should come from a dentist practicing in the United States who supervised or worked with the applicant in a clinical or educational setting. The third letter should come from someone the applicant has been supervised by in a professional setting.
  • Letters must be less than 2 years old.

Transcripts and Evaluations

  • Applicant must submit an official, detailed, course-by-course evaluation by ECE or WES to ADEA CAAPID

Application Fee

  • Send a non-refundable application fee to IDP (not to ADEA CAAPID) after submitting ADEA CAAPID application and on-line fee
  • $80 non-refundable application fee in the form of a check or money order made payable to VCU School of Dentistry may be mailed. An online payment option is available; please contact our office for details.

Proof of Residency

  • Program prefers candidates who are US citizens or Permanent Resident card holders but will consider all applicants

Other Documents That Should Be Sent Directly to Program if invited for an interview

  • Completed supplemental application form sent with interview invitation
  • One 2” X 2” passport photograph
  • Official TOEFL score report
  • Office NBDE Part I and Part II score report
  • A copy of the applicant’s dental license
  • A copy of the applicant’s dental school diploma
  • Official transcripts from dental program and any other post graduate studies or other original higher education transcripts
  • A copy of internship certification if applicable
  • Proof of residency - a copy of immigration documentation (US passport, permanent resident card or Visa) directly to IDP
  • $200 non-refundable bench test fee in the form of a check or money order made payable to VCU School of Dentistry may be mailed. An online payment option is available; please contact our office for details.