University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
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Description of Program
The Program for Advanced Standing Students (PASS) is designed for
graduates of foreign dental schools who want to practice dentistry in the
United States. Most states require a degree from a dental school accredited by
the American Dental Association before granting licensure. The University of
Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine offers a 30-month program that leads to
a D.M.D. degree to prepare non-U.S. trained dentists. Upon matriculation,
PASS students will join the second year class by participating in all ongoing
preclinical and laboratory courses. PASS students will NOT be required to
take any second year basic science courses but instead will participate in an
additional, specially designed preclinical laboratory/seminar program.
Following the successful completion of the second year, students will be fully
integrated into the class where they take part in all academic and clinical
experiences in the third and fourth years of dental school. Students
participate in a modern health care delivery system which simulates general
practice. In addition, they rotate through the specialty departments and
work under the preceptorship of master clinicians.
University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
240 South 40th Street, Room 122
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Length of Program: 30 months
Program Deadline: June 1, 2019
Start Date: January 2020
Class Size: Approximately 20-25
Degree Awarded: D.M.D.
Requirements to apply to program
English Language Proficiency
- Must be proficient in the English language
- All applicants must take the TOEFL exam to be considered for admission; no exceptions.
- Must submit original TOEFL score directly to ADEA CAAPID prior to application deadline
- Score must be current within two years of the June 1 application deadline
National Board Dental Examination Requirements
- Program requires passage of Part I NBDE to be considered for admissions
- Must submit original NBDE
Part I results directly to ADEA CAAPID prior to application deadline
- Although NBDE Part II is
not required, a passing score may enhance an applicant’s credentials
Advanced Dental Admissions Test (ADAT)
- Completion of the ADAT will not be considered during application review for admission to the program.
Letters of Evaluation
- Applicant must submit to ADEA CAAPID:
- Program requires one Letter of Evaluation from the dean or principal of dental school from which applicant graduated on official letterhead with signature and title
- Program requires one Letter of Evaluation from a faculty member from the dental school from which applicant graduated on official letterhead with signature and title
- Program requires one Letter of Evaluation from another faculty member, dental professional or work supervisor on official letterhead with signature and title. Letters
of evaluation from supervisors of work performed in the U.S. are highly encouraged.
Transcripts and Evaluations
- Applicant must submit to ADEA CAAPID a comprehensive course-by-course evaluation by ECE
The $75 non-refundable application fee should be submitted
directly to the Penn Dental Medicine Office of Student Admissions. Electronic payment is available
by completing the Payment Form. No application fee
waivers are available. It is recommended that the application fee and the
supplemental application are submitted at the same time well in advance of the
Other documents that should be sent to program (not to ADEA CAAPID) Prior to the June 1 Deadline
- Penn Dental Supplemental Application (interactive PDF) available for download at www.dental.upenn.edu.
- Essay responses must be submitted with the Penn Dental Medicine Supplemental Application in question/answer format prior to the June 1 application deadline. Do not send personal statements.
- Please refer to www.dental.upenn.edu for detailed information regarding admissions and application requirements.