The University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry (OUCOD) offers an Advanced Standing Program for individuals who have received a dental degree from an institution outside the United States and Canada. This twenty-nine month program leading to a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree commences in April of each year with four entering students. Incoming students complete an intensive, multi-disciplined, pre-clinical review course in preparation for full integration into the junior class and completion of the last two years of the DDS curriculum. With satisfactory completion of program requirements graduates are qualified to attempt state or board examinations and apply for dental licensure in the U.S.
Applications are accepted until the September 3rd deadline. The application with detailed instructions is available on the OUCOD Website here. The program is restricted to permanent residents and naturalized U.S. citizens. Some individuals already in the U.S. on a visa may be eligible depending on the conditions of their current visa status. These individuals should contact the program directly before making application to determine their eligibility. Basic admission requirements include:
Application for admission is made through ADEA CAAPID and requires submission of official dental school transcripts evaluated by World Education Services (WES), two letters of recommendation, and the following documents sent directly to the OU Advanced Standing Program:
Official documentation of residency/immigration status may also be required. Applicants with the strongest application credentials and deemed most qualified are invited for an interview and a comprehensive pre-clinical and clinical skills assessment. From this group the final selections are made for entrance into the program.
Advanced Standing Program Prospectus 2013-14
University of Oklahoma ASP Requirements