Frequently Asked Questions


How do I apply to the Orthodontic Fellowship Program?

A link to the 2012 application is available here.

When is the deadline to apply for the 2012 Fellowship?

The deadline is 31 January 2012.  All applications and supporting documents must be received by this date.

What items are needed for a complete application?

US Applicants:
1. Complete Orthodontic Fellowship Application Form
2. Current CV
3. Two letters of reference
4. Certification of Disciplinary History from Dental School (must be sent by School)
5. Immunization Records
6. Official* copies of dental and college transcripts

International Applicants:
1. Complete Orthodontic Fellowship Application Form
2. Documentation of funding from funding source
3. Current CV
4. Two letters of reference
5. Certification of Disciplinary History from Dental School (must be sent by School)
6.  Immunization Records
7. Official* copies of dental and college transcripts
8. Official* TOEFL Scores - A minimum TOEFL score of 550+ (paper version); 213+ (computer based); or 79+ (internet based) is required.

 

*Official indicates that the documents cannot be sent electronically and must come directly from the issuing institution.  Copies received from applicants will not be accepted and applications will remain incomplete.

Where do I send my completed application and supporting documents?

Please send your completed application and supporting documents to:

Office of Graduate Education
Indiana University School of Dentistry
1121 West Michigan Street, Room 280B
Indianapolis, IN 46202
USA

Do I need to submit National Board Dental Exam scores?

No, you do not need to submit NBDE scores, only those items listed above (items needed for a complete application) are necessary.

Can I get a federal student loan for this fellowship program?

Since the fellowship program is not a degree program, to our best knowledge, a fellow cannot apply for the federal student loan.  However, there are some private student loands available for fellows in 2012.  Please contact the Financial Aid Office for details: http://www.iupui.edu/~finaid/ or email finaid@iupui.edu

What are you looking for in an ideal candidate/what are the expectations of a fellow?

An ideal applicant/fellow would be involved in all clinical, didactic, and research activities within the Orthodontic Department; someone who enjoys being involved in hands-on patient care; and be interested and better prepared to continue their orthodontic education.

What kind of clinical experience will I gain?

Fellows are required to take the same clinical courses as the first year residents.  Fellows will join residents as a group to discuss treatment plans for clinical seminars and case conferences.  Most of the hands-on-experience will be obtained from assisting residents and faculty members in the Graduate Orthodontic clinic under supervising faculty's guidance.  Only a few cases will be assigned to fellows at the discretion of the Clinical Director.

When will acceptance decisions be made?

Applicant filed will be reviewed after 31 January 2012, decisions will then be made in February/March 2012.  Applicants will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance.  Interview or telephone interview will be required.