Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Dental Medicine

Description of Program

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Dental Medicine (RSDM) will begin accepting applications through ADEA CAAPID® on April 20, 2020.

The Internationally Educated D.M.D. Program at the RSDM is designed to enable qualified dentists educated outside the United States or Canada to earn a Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree following a special 27-month didactic and clinical program.

Contact Information

Rosa Chaviano-Moran DMD
Associate Dean for Admissions 
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
Office of Admissions
110 Bergen Street, Room B829
Newark, NJ 07101-1709
Phone: (973) 972-2956
Email: rsdm-idp-admissions@sdm.rutgers.edu

Program Details

Length of Program: 27 months
Program Deadline: October 16, 2020
Start Date: March 22, 2021
Class Size: 35
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 Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • Submit official TOEFL exam score to RSDM after submitting ADEA CAAPID application.
  • Institution Code 2584, Dept Code 38.

National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Requirements

  • Program requires a passing score of NBDE Parts I and II to be considered for admission.
  • Submit official National Board Dental scores to RSDM after submitting ADEA CAAPID application.

Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT)

  • Completion of the ADAT is accepted, but not required for admission to the program.

Letter of Evaluation

  • Program accepts three Letters of Evaluation.

Transcripts and Evaluations


Administrative Fee

  • Send administrative fee to RSDM, not to ADEA CAAPID.
  • Non-refundable administrative fee of $250 should be made payable to “Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.” (No cash accepted.)

Other Documents That Should be Sent to RSDM, not to ADEA CAAPID

  • Send 2 x 2-inch photograph to RSDM, not to ADEA CAAPID, after submitting ADEA CAAPID application.
  • Notarized copy of degree or diploma.
  • Original NBDE Scores (Part I and Part II).
  • Original TOEFL Exam.
  • Fee $250 (check or money order).