International Dentist Program (IU-IDP)


WELCOME!
Thank you for your interest in the Indiana University International Dentist Program (IU-IDP). The IU-IDP offers qualified graduates of international dental programs the opportunity to earn the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD). Upon successful completion of the DDS curriculum, graduates can take state or regional clinical board examinations to be eligible for dental licensure and dental practice within the United States.

The PROGRAM
The IU-IDP is a full-time, daily program administered by the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs. Students accepted into the program will start their education in Indianapolis the January of each academic year. They join the D2 Class as they begin their second semester curriculum. Graduation is expected in a minimum of 30 months.

YOUR CAAPID APPLICATION (www.adea.org)



CAAPID Application Open - March 1st, 2017
CAAPID Application Close -May 5th, 2017

IUSD participates in the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists (CAAPID) service. This service is used by many dental schools in the United States and Canada. To be considered for admission to the program, applicants must submit an online application,  including all credentials, to CAAPID and pay the applicable fees. Applicants should go to the ADEA web site to complete the CAAPID application: http://www.adea.org/ . CAAPID opens March 1, 2017. The deadline for completing the CAAPID application is May 5, 2017.  It is highly recommended that you apply as early as possible.  

Information regarding the status of a CAAPID applicant or a CAAPID application cannot be released over the phone. Please send an email inquiry to oasamail@iupui.edu .

  • Applicants must provide a personal statement. The personal statement should be submitted in the space provided in the CAAPID application. The personal statement may include information about dental education experiences, dental related activities and professional goals.
  • Applicants must submit an original ECE "course-by-course" evaluation of foreign dental school transcripts supporting their BDS degree directly from Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (www.ece.org) to CAAPID. The program will only accept ECE. No provisional degrees will be accepted. Do not send the ECE to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs at IUSD.
  • Applicants must document within the CAAPID application the following minimum requirements in each category:

              -100 Hours of U.S. Shadowing
              -20 Hours of U.S. Continuing Education (Online courses are acceptable)
              -300 Hours of Community Service

  • Applicants must hold one of the following immigration / citizenship statuses:

             -U.S. Citizen
             -Permanent Resident
             -Valid VISA

If accepted into the program, submission of copies of original diploma and transcripts, translated by an accredited U.S. translator, is required. These documents can be submitted to IUPUI’s Office of International Affairs (OIA) by the end of the first semester of the dental program curriculum.

Note: The OIA will require copies of transcripts and/or diplomas from post-secondary studies, in addition to the applicable professional degree, prior to admission. These copies can be sent via email to oiagrad@iupui.edu. Originals of the post-secondary documents must be submitted directly to OIA for verification during the first semester after admission.

All application materials must be submitted by the deadline to CAAPIDWITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE NBDE PARTS I AND II SCORE REPORTS  which must be emailed to oasamail@iupui.edu by the deadline.


YOUR IUPUI APPLICATION (graduate.iupui.edu)
The IU-IDP program also requires completion of an online eGraduate application which can be completed at the following link: http://graduate.iupui.edu/admissions/apply.shtml. The Office of Admissions and Student Affairs will send an email to the applicant when the eGraduate application is complete.

 

 

Once the IUPUI E-Graduate Application is complete, the applicant will have the opportunity to pay the IUPUI application fee. Please follow the procedures below to submit the fee. The application will not be processed until the fee is paid.

Pay application fee here

    • ONLY COMPLETE ITEMS MARKED WITH AN ASTERISK “ * ” IN THE ONLINE eGRADUATE APPLICATION.
    • Under Admissions, scroll to “How to Apply.” Click on “Begin your application for graduate or professional school at IUPUI.
    • Click on “Create new guest account.” Verify your new guest account per instructions.
      NOTE: Applicants who already have an IU account can log into the application using the same user name and pass phrase. There is no need to create a new guest account.
    • Log in. Proceed with completing your application
    • On the Application Selection page for “What are your academic intentions at IUPUI?":
      • Click on “To apply to a degree or graduate certificate program.”
    • On the Application Information tab under Intended Program and Plan:
      • Click on “Dental School.”
      • Click on “Dentistry Professional.”
      • Click on “Dental Surgery DDS.”
      • Under Term, select “Spring 2018."
    • DO NOT SUBMIT A PERSONAL STATEMENT ON THE ONLINE GRADUATE APPLICATION.
    • DO NOT UPLOAD ANY ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS TO THE ONLINE GRADUATE APPLICATION.

NATIONAL BOARD DENTAL EXAMINATION PART I AND PART II (www.ada.org)

National Boards Score Reports, Parts I and II, must be sent electronically to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs general mailbox: oasamail@iupui.edu. The score reports must be sent directly from the American Dental Association (ADA). Score reports received from applicant email addresses will be rejected. Score reports must be received by the application deadline in order for applicants to be considered for an interview. Results can be requested at the following link: http://www.ada.org/en/education-careers/dentpin.

TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TOEFL) (www.ets.org/toefl)
All applicants must be proficient in the English language. Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the TOEFL. Applicants must submit an original score report of the TOEFL examination (IBT format) earned within the past two (2) years. This report should be sent electronically and directly from the Educational Testing Service to ADEA CAAPID. A score of ninety (90) or above on the internet-based format of the TOEFL examination is required. A score of 100 or above is preferred. Only the IBT TOEFL examination is accepted. No waivers are granted for the TOEFL for personal circumstances or for scores below the minimum application requirement. Do not send the TOEFL score report to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs at Indiana University School of Dentistry.

THREE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Applicants must submit three original letters of recommendation written in English to CAAPID. If the letters are written in a language other than English, they must be translated by an accredited U.S. translator.  The letters must be written within 12 months of the date of submission of the application and submitted directly to CAAPID.

  • 2 letters must be written by a Dean, an Associate Dean, department chair, or faculty member at the applicant's former dental school. 
  • 1 letter should be written by a dental professional who has worked with the applicant within the last 12 months.
  • Letters must include the author’s address, telephone number and/or email address
  • Letters must be submitted on the professor's official letterhead
  • Letters must contain the professor's original signature
  • LETTERS SUBMITTED WITHOUT THESE SPECIFICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Please inform the authors of your letters of recommendation about the format requirements to avoid delay in processing your application. 

INTERVIEW PROCESS:
Applicants who are selected for an interview will be notified by email approximately two to three weeks prior to the interview date. Interviews are conducted when all application materials have been successfully submitted as required by the program. The interview consists of an orientation, tour of the dental school, financial aid and admissions presentations, personal interviews with faculty, and a bench test. The bench test will be conducted in the morning. The bench test preparation manual will be distributed to the applicant prior to the interview. All materials for the bench test will be provided by the school. Applicants will not be allowed to bring their own instruments. Applicants are allowed to bring their own loupes. The bench test lasts up to four hours. We expect to interview qualified applicants in late May and early June, 2017.

ACCEPTANCE INTO THE PROGRAM:
Following the interview phase, the IUSD Admissions Committee will evaluate and assess all interviewees. Selected candidates will be admitted into the second year of the DDS program at IUSD. A nonrefundable one-time deposit is required of applicants accepted into the program to secure their space. The fee is $3000. Fourteen (14) applicants will be accepted for entry into the program January, 2018.

ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION PROCESS:
Applicants receive an email notification and an official letter of acceptance from IUSD after the Admissions Committee Selection meeting. The meeting will occur in late August. Applicants are required to respond to the acceptance letter by the deadline reply date.

POST ACCEPTANCE:
Accepted IU-IDP students must meet and maintain all educational, financial, and immigration commitments to allow for admission, registration, and enrollment at the IU School of Dentistry. Acceptance into the IU-IDP is not a guarantee of eligibility for financial aid. Financial aid is awarded to eligible students on the basis of financial need,  citizenship and federal law. Those who are United States citizens or eligible non-citizens may be considered. A Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) may be downloaded electronically from the U.S Department of Education website to determine eligibility. www.fafsa.ed.gov.

TUITION:

Please see the DDS tuition schedule at the link below. You will enter the second year of the DDS program in the second semester: January, 2018. New tuition figures for the 2017-2018 academic year will be available at a later date.

https://www.dentistry.iu.edu/index.php/prospective-students/tuition/dds-program/

NAME CHANGE
If an applicant’s name has changed within the 12 months prior to the application date, the name change must be verified. A legal document showing the name change must be submitted. For example, in the case of marriage, a copy of a marriage certificate must be provided.