The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry

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Description of Program

UIC Dentistry https://dentistry.uic.edu/programs/doctor-dental-medicine-advanced-standing-dmd-as

The College of Dentistry (COD) offers a program of study for dentists who were trained outside the United States of America and Canada who wish to practice dentistry within the United States. Upon the successful completion of the program the participant is awarded a Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree.

The DMD features small group learning that is interdisciplinary in nature and prompted through the use of clinical case studies developed by a team of COD faculty. These case scenarios place all learning in the context of a patient problem/concern and emphasize the relationship between systemic and oral diseases, health and prevention, family and community context, disease diagnosis and evidence based practice.

Contact Information

Ms. Braulia Espinosa, MPA
Director of Admissions
The University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Dentistry
801 S. Paulina St, Rm. 104
Chicago, IL 60612
Email: bespin1@uic.edu 

Program Details

Length of Program: 28 months
Program Deadline: June 15, 2019                     
Start Date: January 2020 
Class Size: up to 52
Degree Awarded: D.M.D.

Requirements to apply to program

English Language Proficiency

  • Must be proficient in the English language
  • Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are required for admissions. The minimum scores accepted are: Overall: 80 internet-based (iBT), Writing: 21, Speaking: 20, Listening: 17, and Reading: 19.
  • Must submit the electronic TOEFL score report directly to program (not to ADEA CAAPID). The University of Illinois-Chicago institution code with ETS TOEFL is 1851 - graduate program.
  • Please note that TOEFL scores over two years old at the time of application are invalid. There is no exception to this rule.
  • Candidates who have earned a U.S. degree may be exempted from taking the TOEFL

National Board Dental Examination Requirements

  • Program requires passage of NBDE Part I and II at the time of application to be considered for admission. 
  • Submit the official NBDE score report to ADEA CAAPID. Candidates invited for an interview will be required to request that the American Dental Association (ADA) send an official score report to our office of Admissions via email.  

    Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT)

    • UIC does not require submission of the ADAT.
    • Completion of the ADAT will not be considered during application review for admission to the program.

    Letter of Evaluation

    • Only 2 letters of recommendation are required by UIC. We will accept all letters of recommendation submitted via CAAPID.Preferably, one should be from a U.S. dental practitioner. Letters of recommendation will only be accepted via ADEA CAAPID. UIC will not accept additional letters of recommendation via email. 
    • Letters of recommendation must be on letterhead and include a signature. 

    Transcripts and Evaluations

    Applicant must submit to ADEA CAAPID a detailed evaluation by Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).

    • Course-by-course evaluation of official credentials from post-secondary schools (related to your dental education only)
    • UIC does not accept WES evaluations.

    Application Fees

    • Candidates are required to submit the University of Illinois at Chicago supplemental application and fee no later than June 15th, no extensions will be granted. As soon as a candidate submits the CAAPID application, they can also submit the UIC online application.
    • The University of Illinois at Chicago supplemental application can be located on the following website: https://applygrad.uic.edu/apply/?sr=9d79c0b3-3635-4d0f-b36e-4181243c163d

    Additional Requirements: students will upload the following PDF documents as part of the UIC online application:

    • Dental Education Transcripts: Upload a copy of official University issued credentials (detailed marksheets) from all post-secondary schools you have attended (foreign and domestic). We will not accept documents issued by the Dental College, only University issued documents.
    • English Translation of Dental Education Transcripts: Upload a copy of English translation of official credentials from post-secondary schools (foreign and domestic) that are not in English.
    • Dental Degree (Diploma): Upload a copy of your dental degree and any other dental related certificate or diploma issued by the University.
    • Translation of Dental Degree (Diploma): Upload a copy of English translation of your dental degree and any other dental related certificate or diploma.
    • Evidence of English competency - It is required that TOEFL scores be reported electronically directly to UIC by ETS. The University of Illinois at Chicago institution code with ETS TOEFL is 1851, graduate program. Students selected for an interview will be required to bring the official, paper unopened score report to the interview day.