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Admissions to MOHS for Non-U.S-Trained Dentists

Application Requirements and Procedures

Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year will be accepted between September 1, 2021 and April 8, 2022.

All application materials and documents become property of Penn Dental Medicine and will not be returned to the applicant.

MOHS Program Application – All applicants must submit an application through the CollegeNet application — click here service by April 8, 2022 for the class entering August 2022.

Application FeeThe non-refundable application fee is $80. Payment can be made through the CollegeNet application service.

Two Letters of Evaluation — One letter must come from the dean or director of the applicant’s dental school on letterhead stationery with signature. One letter must come from a faculty member of the same institution on letterhead stationery with signature. Letters can be submitted through the CollegeNet application service.

Official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) ScoreAn official TOEFL score is required for all applicants (including native English speakers) who have received their dental degree from a non-U.S. dental school. Native English speakers may substitute the DAT Reading Comprehension score in lieu of the TOEFL exam. TOEFL scores from July 2018 and later are required for admission.

NBDE ScoresNot required but may be self-reported on the CollegeNet Application and are not used for admission consideration.

Unofficial Copy of a Course-By-Course Evaluation of BDS Degree Programprovided by ECE (Educational Credential Creditors. The ECE document should be uploaded to the CollegeNet application.

Application Process

The MOHS Admissions Selection Committee will review completed applications on a rolling basis. We recommend that applicants submit completed applications with all documents well in advance of the April 8 deadline for interview consideration. Interviews will begin in March and final decisions will be communicated in early May. All admitted candidates with be notified by email.

Final decisions for acceptance are based upon review of the application and results from the personal interview. Final acceptance will be determined by the members of the Admissions Committee. Admissions decisions will begin on rolling basis in May until the class is full. A class size of approximately up to ten students is anticipated for the class entering August 2022. Upon acceptance notification, applicants must submit a non-refundable deposit within several weeks of the date of acceptance. The acceptance deposit will be applied toward first semester tuition.

All admitted students will be required to undergo four criminal background checks in order to participate in clinical rotations as part of the curriculum. All admitted students must submit an official copy of the ECE Evaluation of their dental school transcript and submit official transcripts from colleges/universities for course work undertaken in the United States in order to matriculate.

For questions regarding the application process and procedures contact:

Office of Student Admissions
Penn Dental Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
240 South 40th Street, Room 122
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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