ETS Personal Potential Index (PPI) for ADEA PASS

ADEA PASS has incorporated the Educational Testing Service's Personal Potential Index (ETS® PPI) in the evaluations section of the application that helps programs learn more about applicants for the advanced dental education programs. The PPI is a required part of the ADEA PASS Application.
  

The ETS® PPI Report is sent by ADEA PASS as part of your application file to the advanced dental education programs you designate.It is a composite report of 3-5 individual evaluations by evaluators you select.The PPI measures six personal dimensions:
  

  • Knowledge and Creativity
  • Communication Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Resilience
  • Planning and Organization
  • Ethics and Integrity


Steps to complete the ETS® PPI Report:

  • Determine who to ask to provide an evaluation**
  • Enter the evaluator's contact information into the ETS®PPI site through the ADEA PASS application
  • Only use the PPI link inside the ADEA PASS Application
  • Evaluators will receive instructions on completing the PPI electronically
  • Monitor the status of PPI submissions
  • Submit the ETS PPI report only after all evaluators have completed the form


NOTE: Do NOT attempt to submit your ETS® PPI Report to ADEA PASS until ALL desired evaluators have completed their evaluation. You will NOT be able to update your ETS® PPI for ADEA PASS report with additional evaluators after you have initially submitted the PPI for your application. 


Who should I ask to complete a PPI evaluation on my behalf?

ADEA PASS applicants have asked for guidance about whom to select as evaluators. Based on feedback from program directors in advanced dental education programs and specialties, these recommendations are offered. These are recommendations, not requirements. Three to five evaluators are required. Even if there are only three recommendations from the program type to which you are applying--see below--you may have up to five evaluations submitted on your behalf.
  

  • If you plan on applying to more than one specialty or program type, you may want to select the recommended evaluators from both lists.
  • If you are a practicing dentist and not currently in dental school, it is encouraged to have a dentist who you currently practice with evaluate you.
  • If you are a current resident and applying to a new residency, it is encouraged to have your current program director or other faculty member with whom you worked closely evaluate you.
  • All evaluations received prior to your first application deadline will be combined into a single PPI Evaluation Overview will be submitted to ADEA PASS.
  • Monitor your PPI evaluators to ensure that they submit evaluations prior to your earliest application deadline. Do NOT submit your PPI Overview report to ADEA PASS until all selected evaluators have submitted the individual evaluations, or before your earliest deadline. 
      

If the specialty group you are applying to has not listed preferences, consider the most selected evaluators from all advanced dental education program directors from ADEA PASS:

  • Faculty member associated with clinical experience
  • Any dental school faculty who knows candidate well
  • Faculty member associated with program type to which applying (i.e. endodontics faculty for applicants to endodontics programs)


Pediatric Dentistry

  • Faculty member associated with clinical experience or clinic supervisor
  • Faculty member associated with Pediatric dentistry
  • Any dental school faculty member who knows candidate well (this can be a part time faculty member if s/he has extensive clinical experience with applicant)


Public Health Dentistry

  • Faculty member associated with Dental Public Health
  • Research Supervisor
  • Any dental school faculty member who knows candidate well


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Faculty member associated with OMS
  • Full time faculty preferred, part time faculty only if the s/he knows the candidate well
  • Department chair/ program director of OMS program


Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

  • Department chair or program director of OMP
  • Faculty member associated with OMP
  • Any dental school faculty member with who knows candidate well
  • Faculty member associated with academic experience


Periodontics

  • Faculty member associated with clinical experience or clinic supervisor
  • Faculty member associated with periodontics
  • Faculty member associated with academic experience
  • Department chair of periodontics


Orthodontics

  • Faculty member associated with clinical experience
  • Faculty member associated with orthodontics
  • Faculty member associated with academic experience
  • School's department chair of orthodontics
  • Research supervisor


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