Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
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Description of Program
The DMD Advanced Standing Program at Boston
University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine is a 24-month course of
study for internationally-educated dentists leading to a Doctor of Dental
Medicine (DMD) degree. Students are foreign nationals, United States citizens
and US Permanent Residents. Students pursue highly intensive clinical
training while simultaneously following a rigorous academic curriculum.
DMD Advanced Standing students are able to capitalize on the location
of the dental school in the heart of Boston through community outreach and
The Admissions Committee takes into account the applicant’s
academic preparation, grades and marks, clinical
experience, National Board Dental Examination Part I passage, and
English language proficiency. Also
considered are research experience, teaching experience, advanced
dental education, and motivation for the study of dentistry. Letters of
reference/evaluation are important elements in the Admissions Committee
assessment. The Admissions Committee invites selected applicants to
interview; an in-person interview is required for admission, but does not
Boston University Henry M. Goldman
School of Dental Medicine
635 Albany St., Suite G-146
Boston, MA 02118, USA
Length of Program: 24 months
Program Deadline: December 31, 2019
Start Date: July 20, 2020
Class Size: 85
Degree Awarded: D.M.D.
Requirements to apply to program
English Language Proficiency
- The TOEFL is required of all
applicants whose first language is not English, including US citizens and US
- TOEFL minimums are 90 iBT or 550
PBT. Competitive scores are 100+ iBT or 600+ PBT.
- Submit official TOEFL scores
directly from ETS to ADEA CAAPID, institution B451.
National Board Dental Examination Requirements
- Passage of NBDE Part 1 is
- Submit official NBDE Part 1
results from the American Dental Association, directly to ADEA
- NBDE Part 2 results are not
required, but will be considered if submitted through ADEA CAAPID.
Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT) is not required.
Letters of Reference/Evaluation
Three letters of evaluation are
- One from your dental school dean.
- If no dean's evaluation available, a letter from a dental school faculty member may be substituted
- Two from your dental school faculty members.
- A clinical supervisor's letter may substitute for one of the dental school faculty letters.
- Optional: one additional letter of evaluation.
- Evaluators should submit
letters through the Recommenders Portal.
- Letters should be on official
letterhead and include the date and evaluator's signature.
- If an evaluator cannot access the Recommenders
Portal, you may upload the letter in Program Materials.
Dental School Transcripts and ECE
- The ECE (Educational Credential
Evaluators, Inc.) course-by-course detailed dental school transcript
evaluation is required.
- Submit the ECE directly to ADEA
- The ECE report should specify
that your dental degree has been awarded.
- If the ECE
evaluation does not specifically state that your dental degree has been
awarded, upload a scanned copy of your dental school diploma (notarization not
required) to Program Materials.
Supplemental Application Fee
- After we receive your ADEA CAAPID application, we will email you instructions for payment of the non-refundable $75 supplemental application fee.
- You are not required to upload
documents to Program Materials.
- Curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé: upload recommended.
- Dental school diploma: upload recommended; notarization not required.
Do not upload
continuing education (CE) certificates, licenses, certificates of achievement
or other materials; please list these in your CV or résumé. Extraneous documents delay review
of your application.