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PASS and MATCH

Applications are processed using the ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) and the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (the "Match").   Any vacant positions following the announcement of the the "Match" results will be filled on an individual basis.

PASS applications may be obtained through the ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service:

ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) 

Address:   

Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS)
1400 K Street, NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005

Email: passinfo@passweb.org

Phone: 617-612-2065

You may register for the "Match" at the following:

Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (the "Match")

Address:

National Matching Services Inc.
20 Holly Street, Suite 301
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M4S 3B1

Email: dentres@natmatch.com

Phone: 416-977-3431

Application Requirements to Enroll in the AEGD Program:

  • The applicant must have completed, or be in the process of completing, a dental degree program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association or the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada.
  • The applicant must possess or be eligible to obtain an Illinois dental license.
  • The applicant must have passed Part I of the National Board Dental Exam, and must also pass Part II before enrollment.
  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident (possess a green card).

    Note:  Holders of certain types of visas are not eligible for this residency program.
        AEGD residents are considered employees of the university, not students.  In addition
        to meeting the other requirements listed here, you must be either a U.S. citizen or
        permanent U.S. resident.
  • The applicant must complete the attached application and submit all items as cited in the instructions that follow:


        If you are participating through PASS, please submit the following supplemental items:

  • AEGD program application
  • Official transcript forwarded by undergraduate college(s)
  • 3 letters of recommendation (if not included in PASS)
  • Small photograph (2x2)

        If you are not participating through PASS, please submit the following items:

  • AEGD program application
  • Photocopy of dental school diploma (if available)
  • Official transcript forwarded by undergraduate college(s)
  • Official transcript forwarded by dental school
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Official National Board Scores Part I & Part II
  • Small photograph (2x2)

The SIU SDM AEGD Application Form, PASS applications, and all additional application items must be submitted by October 1 for the SIU SDM AEGD class that commences the following July 1. 

Application documents should be addressed to:

Dr. Gary M. Fischer, AEGD Director
c/o Rachel Garrett
SIU School of Dental Medicine
2800 College Ave., Bldg. 273
Alton, IL  62002


Policy on Diversity
SIU School of Dental Medicine is dedicated to serve a diverse community that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of each individual.  Our goal is to foster tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect among its members, while encouraging each individual to reach his or her potential.