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Admission Requirements

Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) Program


Predental counseling

Students should contact the predental advisers on their own campus to discuss their academic programs. They may also write or call the dental school's Office of Admissions and Records.


Predental Requirements:

Applicants in 2012-2013 Admissions Cycle (Entering Class, Fall 2013)

The following Admissions Requirements will affect the review of applicants in the 2012-2013 admissions cycle, or applicants seeking to matriculate in the Fall 2013. The following Admissions Requirements will also affect the review of applicants in subsequent admissions cycles.

While the majority of accepted applicants have completed requirements for a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree prior to matriculation at the School of Dental Medicine, the absolute minimum prerequisite for admission to the School of Dental Medicine is successful completion of three academic years -- 90 semester or 135 quarter hours -- of undergraduate coursework. This includes the specified subjects listed in the following table, at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada. Credits are accepted from community and junior colleges, but it is recommended that most work be completed at a four-year institution. In addition to the stated prerequisites, preference will be given to applicants demonstrating exemplary academic performance in additional higher-level science courses while taking full academic loads. Science courses should not be survey courses or other such courses designed for non-science majors. Admission requirements are subject to change. Please contact the School of Dental Medicine directly for the most current admission requirements.

REQUIRED COURSES Semester/Quarter Hours
* INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

8/12

* ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

8/12

* BIOLOGY

8/12

BIOCHEMISTRY

3/6

PHYSICS

6/9

ENGLISH

6/9

*Science courses must include laboratory.


We strongly suggest selecting several additional higher-level courses, as cited in the following table.

RECOMMENDED COURSES Semester Hours
Anatomy

1 semester

Physiology

1 semester

Microbiology

1 semester

Cell and Molecular Biology

1 semester

Histology

1 semester

Immunology

1 semester

Genetics

1 semester

Neural Science/Neural Physiology

1 semester

Statistics

1 semester

It is possible that a tentative acceptance may be extended subject to fulfillment of the specified requirements; however, all course requirements, as proposed by the applicant, must be met in full before admission is granted. All academic admission requirements must be completed by July 1, prior to the desired date of matriculation.


Residency

Admission to the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine is limited. As a state institution, established to provide dentists for the State of Illinois and supported by the taxpayers of Illinois, the School of Dental Medicine gives priority to admission of Illinois residents.


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.


For any admissions inquiries, please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions by phone or via e-mail:

P: 618-474-7170
E: sdmapps@siue.edu

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