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Advanced Education in General Dentistry (Hialeah)

Two-year program for Internationally-Educated Dentists

This 24-month certificate program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry is based in Hialeah, Florida. A class of 12 students will be admitted once yearly in early summer. Selected applicants will be invited to a 1-day interview. This program offers a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study upon successful program completion. This program is designed to provide advanced training in clinical dentistry beyond the level of pre-doctoral education. Specifically, the program is intended to enhance the resident’s confidence and competence in performing all aspects of general dentistry. The training includes experience in the recognized dental specialties.

Tuition payment is required. No stipend is available.

Program Cost

Estimated tuition and fees per semester is $19,890. Fees are subject to change.

Program Qualifications

  1. You must be a graduate of an international dental school who has satisfactorily completed an academic program of not less than four years, resulting in a degree, diploma, or certificate in dentistry recognized by the appropriate civil authorities of the country in which the school is located.
  2. To be eligible for admission you must be a United States citizen, or have a permanent resident visa and proof of your status. Resident visas include:
    • Green Card (Resident Alien visa)
      US permanent residents with I-551
      Eligible non-citizens with an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security showing one of the following designations: “Refugee,” “Asylum Granted,” “Parolee” or “Cuban-Haitian Entrant.”

    Students in the U. S. on an F1 or F2 student visa only, on a J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa only, or on a G-series visa (pertaining to international organizations) are not eligible.

  3. A passing TOEFL score of 80 (Internet-Based version) or 213 (computer-based), or 550 (paper-based). Visit www.toefl.org⤷ (the UF College of Dentistry code is 8612). TOEFL scores expire after 2 years.
  4. Must have successfully completed the National Board Dental Examination Part I. Visit www.ada.org⤷. Successful completion of National Board Examination Part II is not required for admission, but must be successfully completed prior to the commencement of the second year of the AEGD program.

Application Process

Monday, September 15, 2014 is the deadline to apply to this program.

We strongly encourage all applicants to have complete applications on file with PASS and UFCD prior to the deadline.

1. Apply to PASS

All program applicants must apply through PASS (Postdoctoral Application Support Service), which is sponsored by the American Dental Education Association (www.adea.org⤷). PASS is an application clearinghouse that provides uniform information to participating programs while relieving applicants of the burden of completing multiple individual applications. The PASS website opens for application in late spring/early summer. Participation in the PASS program is mandatory. We advise applicants to apply as early as possible.

For an application and instructions, please contact:

PASS
Email passinfo@passweb.org
Phone (617)612-2065

Additional documentation to include on PASS application:

  • CV/Resume
  • Personal Statement: 300-500 words, including clinical experience, personal activities, and future professional goals.
  • Two Professional Evaluation Forms (PEFs) from dental school dean, dental faculty, dental department chairs or directors, supervising faculty, or dentists who have supervised your work
  • Official transcripts from every institution of higher learning attended. Unofficial transcripts are not acceptable. Transcripts must be translated by a qualified translator (Select a current member from this link: http://www.naces.org/members.htm⤷) and then certified in a Course by Course evaluation report, including a GPA, by ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., PO BOX 92970, Milwaukee, WI 53202-0970, 414-298-3400, www.ece.org⤷) or WES Evaluations (Bowling Green Station, P.O. Box 5087, New York, NY 10274-5087, U.S.A., www.wes.org⤷).

2. Apply directly to the University of Florida

Complete the Online Application⤷.

  • Select the “Professional” option
  • The UF Online Professional Application requires a non-refundable $30 fee
  • Once you have submitted your payment, you will be given an 8-digit UFID number.

Note: this is to be completed online. You do not need to make copies or mail this form to our office.

3. Send the following materials to UF College of Dentistry

Dr. Pamela Sandow
University of Florida College of Dentistry/AEGD Hialeah
P.O. Box 100402
Gainesville FL 32610-0402

  • National Boards Part I scores

    Scores must be reported directly to UF. Request your scores from:
    Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations
    211 East Chicago Ave., #1846
    Chicago, IL 60611
    800-621-8099 ext 465

  • Official TOEFL scores

    www.toefl.org
    A passing TOEFL score of 80 (Internet-Based version) or 213 (computer-based), or 550 (paper-based).
    The UF College of Dentistry code is 8612.
    TOEFL scores expire after 2 years. For the 2015 Application Cycle, TOEFL scores must be from July 1, 2013 or later.

  • Proof of US citizenship or Permanent Resident Visa

    At the time of application, you need to submit proof of citizenship (US passport, US birth certificate, or Certificate of Naturalization) or proof of permanent resident visa (Permanent Resident Visa). A copy will suffice.

    If you are invited to interview, you will be required to bring the original document: proof of citizenship (US passport, US birth certificate, or Certificate of Naturalization) or proof of permanent resident visa (Permanent Resident Visa).

    It is the applicant’s responsibility to maintain their visa for the duration of the program.

  • UF College of Dentistry Application Part II

    Complete application, print it out, and mail it to our office.

  • Official dental school transcript in native language.

  • Official dental school diploma in native language.

  • Official transcripts

From every institution of higher learning which you have attended. Unofficial transcripts are not accepted.

  • Official translation of dental school transcript and dental school diploma, and any additional transcripts

    By approved UF translation service (Select a current member from this link: http://www.naces.org/members.htm⤷).
    Translations must be sent directly to UF.

  • Official Course-by-Course Evaluation

    ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., P.O. Box 92970, Milwaukee, WI 53202-0970, 414-298-3400, www.ece.org⤷) or WES Evaluations (Bowling Green Station, P.O. Box 5087, New York, NY 10274-5087, U.S.A., www.wes.org⤷).
    Course-by-course evaluations must be reported directly to UF.

 

Application Status Updates

  • The Office of Admissions will work hard to process your complete PASS application in a timely manner. Please be aware that it can take up to four weeks.
  • Within two weeks of receiving your complete PASS application, the Office of Admissions will send you a confirmation via email.
  • After processing your complete PASS application, which can take an additional two weeks, the Office of Admissions will send you an email outlining your current application status and any remaining actions you need to take in order to complete your application.
  • Complete applications will be forwarded to the program director on a rolling basis.
  • Applicants with incomplete applications will not be eligible for admission.

 

Interview Process

  • Competitive applicants will be invited to interview at the University of Florida Hialeah Dental Center.
  • The interview includes an Admissions Workshop.
  • The Admissions Workshop fee is $550 and is due in full on the day of the interview.