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

Application Requirements and Procedures

The application form will become available by early December. Admissions materials and documents must be submitted by March 12. 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 March 12 for the class entering July 1.

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. It is highly recommended that applicants submit a complete application with all documents well in advance of the March 12 deadline for interview consideration. Virtual interviews will begin in February. Up to 20 candidates will be invited via email invitation for a presentation of the MOHS program with the Director of the MOHS program, a virtual interview with members of the MOHS Admissions Committee and a virtual tour of the Penn Dental Medicine facilities.

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 April until the class is full. A class size of approximately up to 10 students is anticipated for the class entering July 2021. Upon acceptance notification, applicants must submit a $1,200 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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