Last updated on December 14, 2022.

Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry

Program Size
Program Length
24 months
Application Open
July 27, 2023
Application Deadline
December 4, 2023

Program Contact

John Thomas
Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry 1005 Dr. D.B. Todd. Jr. Blvd. Nashville, TN 37208 615-327-6998
April Curry
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The Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry (Meharry SOD) International Track Program is an advanced standing program for dentists who have completed their dental training outside of a Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) accredited U.S. or Canadian dental program. The program begins with a six-week, individualized training and assessment module centered on comprehensive preclinical dentistry and its biomedical applications. After the international student has successfully navigated the six-week curriculum, the student must complete the two-year clinical program to graduate. During the final year of this International Track, the student must complete the Final Clinical Competency Examination (FCCE) course. The FCCE is the same course offered to the traditional Predoctoral Track and is used to assess the competence of all students—International as well as Traditional (or Standard) Track.

Program Information

Degree Awarded D.D.S.
Program Size 10
Program Length 24 months
Application Open Date July 27, 2023
Application Deadline December 4, 2023
Supplemental Application No
Supplemental Fee Yes
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or hold U.S. legal permanent resident status (green card) No
Bench Test No
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Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

Supplemental Requirements

  • Requires supplemental fee

Transcript Evaluation and Instructions

Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), World Education Services (WES)

Letters of Evaluation Instructions

Program requires three Letters of Evaluation (in English) via ADEA CAAPID. Program requires one Letter of Evaluation from a former teacher who worked with the applicant in a clinical or educational setting who can attest to the applicant’s character, conduct and professional ability. Program prefers one Letter of Evaluation to come from the dean of the dental school from which the applicant graduated. All letters of evaluations must be submitted on appropriate letterhead and signed to be considered.

TOEFL Requirement Instructions

All applicants must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a total score of 95 or more on the internet-based test (iBT) to be considered for admission. (No waiver will be given.)

National Board Requirement Instructions

To be considered for admission, applicant must pass NBDE Parts I & II or the Integrated NBDE prior to the application deadline. A minimum score of 75 or “Pass” result is required. Passage must be within the last five years.