Doctor of Dental Medicine - Advanced Standing (Professional Program: DMD-AS)
College of Dentistry
Office of Student and Diversity Affairs, Room 104 (MC 621)
801 South Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Campus Location: Dentistry, Room 104
The College of Dentistry 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 U.S. Upon successful completion of the program the participant is awarded the Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Further information on the Doctor of Dental Medicine Advanced Degree Program can be found online.
The school also boasts a Clinic and Research Day in the spring that provides the arena for the College of Dentistry community to share its research accomplishments. Additional guidelines and information can be found online.
DMD-AS Admission Requirements
- Prior Degrees Applicants must have earned a dental degree from institutions from outside the U.S.
- Tests Required All applicants must pass the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) part I and part II or the Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE) to be considered for admission. More information about the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) is available online.
- Letters of Recommendation Three letters are required. Preferably, one letter should be from a U.S. dental practitioner. The college will only accept letters of recommendation submitted directly via the ADEA CAAPID application. UIC COD will not accept additional letters of recommendation via the university’s online application or via email. Letters of recommendation must be on letterhead and must include a signature.
- Minimum English Competency Test Scores
- TOEFL 80, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21 (iBT Test). The average TOEFL iBT score for the last entering class was 101.
It is required that TOEFL scores be reported electronically directly to UIC by ETS. The University of Illinois Chicago institution code with ETS TOEFL is 1851. Please note that TOEFL scores must be valid within two years of the application date to UIC. Scores older than two years old will not be accepted. There is no exception to this rule.
For more information on the TOEFL, please visit the ETS website.
The following exemptions will be made for:
- Native English speakers from countries where English is the only official language.
- Non-native English speakers who have graduated from a U.S. high school or university or other country where the only official language of the country is English.
Note: Applicants from countries where the official language of the country is not English, but who attended a university where English was the language of instruction, are not exempt from submitting TOEFL scores.
- ECE Course-by-Course Evaluation A highly competitive comprehensive Grade Point Average (GPA) per the ECE course-by-course evaluation is required. UIC only accepts evaluations from the Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). For more information, please visit the ECE website.
- Visa Status The College of Dentistry is accepting applications from students who currently live in the U.S. and hold a valid visa status.
- Safety and Technical Standards The College of Dentistry Safety and Technical Standards form can be found online.
DMD-AS Degree Requirements
- Minimum Semester Hours Required 143.
- Course Work
|A2 Spring (23 Hours)|
|Biomedical and Clinical Sciences in Dentistry AS-1|
|Applied Oral and Behavioral Sciences, AS-1|
|A2 Summer (23 Hours)|
|Applied Oral and Behavioral Sciences, AS-2|
|Biomedical and Clinical Sciences in Dentistry AS-2|
|A3 Fall (23 Hours)|
|Applied Oral and Behavioral Sciences, AS-3|
|Applied Oral and Behavioral Sciences VII|
|Oral/Systemic Topics in Dentistry II|
|A3 Spring (20 Hours)|
|Applied Oral and Behavioral Sciences VIII|
|Oral/Systemic Topics in Dentistry III|
|A4 Summer (18 Hours)|
|Applied Oral and Behavioral Sciences IX|
|Community Learning Experience in Dentistry I|
|Oral/Systemic Issues in Dentistry I|
|A4 Fall (18 Hours)|
|Applied Oral and Behavioral Sciences X|
|Community Learning Experience in Dentistry II|
|Oral/Systemic Issues in Dentistry II|
|A4 Spring (18 Hours)|
|Applied Oral and Behavioral Sciences XI|
|Community Learning Experience in Dentistry III|
|Oral and Systemic Issues in Dentistry III|