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International Advanced Placement Program

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Description of the Program

The International Advanced Placement Program (IAPP) of the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM)is a full-time, daily, Monday through Friday, 27 month program that offers qualified graduates of foreign dental programs the opportunity to earn the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. Following successful completion of an initial 3 month didactic review and intensive skills development course (Clinical Certification Course), that is designed to assure congruence with our traditional students, candidates will merge with the junior class to complete the final two years of the DMD curriculum. Graduates of the program will have acquired the requisite knowledge and skills to engage in contemporary dental practice, and be eligible to take state and regional dental licensing examinations offered in the United States.

Details of the Program

  • Length of Program: Minimum 27 months
  • Program Application Deadline: June 28, 2019 @ 5 p.m. CST
  • Program Start Date: February 17, 2020
  • Class Size: Minimum of 6
  • Degree Awarded: DMD

Application process

The IAPP of SIU SDM is a participating program in ADEA–CAAPID (American Dental Education Association – Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists). To be considered for admission to the IAPP, applicants must complete the online application process at The SIU SDM IAPP CAAPID Program ID number is 10250.

The CAAPID application process opens on March 5, 2019 for this cycle. It is in the best interest of the applicant to complete this process as early in the cycle as possible as interview invitations may be sent out as early as June 1, 2019. This is a rolling admissions process. However, all applications received prior to the deadline will be reviewed.

Applicants must have earned the dental degree from their dental school, and possess a final diploma prior to application to the IAPP. The application deadline for our program is June 28, 2019.

Applicants must submit a completed CAAPID application and download, complete and submit the IAPP Supplemental Application to SIU SDM, as mentioned on the Requirements and Admissions page.

Mail the completed Supplemental IAPP Application to:

The International Advanced Placement Program
SIU School of Dental Medicine
2800 College Ave., Bldg. 273
Alton, IL 62002

Once all complete applications have been evaluated, our Admissions Team will invite the most highly qualified applicants to campus for the Interview/Bench Examination over a period of two days. Only applicants invited for interviews are required to submit official TOEFL and ECE records directly to the SIU SDM IAPP.

Following all interviews, bench examinations, and comprehensive analysis of the applicants by the Admissions Team, successful candidates will be invited to enroll in the Clinical Certification Course.

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