University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
The International Advanced Standing Program (IASP) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine (Pitt PDM) is designed to permit qualified international dentists who graduated from programs not accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation to earn a Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree from Pitt PDM. The IASP is a minimum of two academic years in length. It is individualized for each admitted student and may require additional time to complete. The program begins in May of each year with intensive, one-term didactic and preclinical courses. Following successful completion of this provisional segment, IASP students enter the predoctoral program.
|Program Size||5-8 (estimate)|
|Program Length||24 months|
|Application Open Date||March 9, 2023|
|Application Deadline||July 15, 2023|
|Program Start Date||May 1, 2024|
|Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or hold U.S. legal permanent resident status (green card)||No|
Required Standardized Tests
- Requires supplemental fee
Transcript Evaluation and Instructions
Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), World Education Services (WES)
Letters of Evaluations Instructions
TOEFL Requirement Instructions
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)*. Both the home-based and the Internet-based TOEFL will be accepted at this time. Successful completion of the TOEFL with a score of 100 or above is preferred.
National Board Requirement Instructions
Program requires passage of NBDE Parts I and II or the Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE) to be considered for admission. Official NBDE Part I & Part II or INBDE results must be entered on the ADEA CAAPID application under the “Academic History” > “Standardized Tests” section.