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Orofacial Pain Graduate Program


Admissions Information


This is a combined Orofacial Pain Certificate and Oral Biology PhD Program. Candidates must apply separately to both programs and be independently accepted by both programs. Application to both programs should be received concurrently.

APPLICATION TO THE OROFACIAL PAIN CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

APPLICATION DATELINE

The UNC Orofacial Pain Graduate Program participates in the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS), which is administered by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). All applications must be submitted through PASS. The UNC does not accept applications sent directly to the Orofacial Pain Graduate Program. Applications must be received on or before April 8th, 2014 for matriculation in August 2014. Priority consideration given to applications received by December 3, 2013. The Department's Admissions Committee reviews all received applications immediately after the application deadline. Final acceptance requires a personal interview.

PROCEDURES

PASS application cycle information, materials and instructions may be obtained by contacting:

Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS)

American Dental Education Association
1400 K Street NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005

Phone: (617) 612-2065 (PASS Customer Service)
            (800) 353-2237 (Toll-Free Customer Service)

Email: passinfo@passweb.org

For International Students:

International students are required to take the TOEFL exam, with a minimum total score of 550 and a minimum score of 50 in each section. The exam score must be current (less than two years old). Please follow the PASS instructions for submission of the scores to PASS. When registering for the test, you should also indicate the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Graduate School (institution #5816) as a score recipient. The TOEFL test is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), CN6151, Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6151. You should take the test no later than October to ensure that your score arrives by the application deadline.

Students who are not graduates of an ADA-accredited dental school must complete a simulation exam as part of their NC intern permit process. Such candidates must pass and complete the simulation exam within two months of their formal matriculation in the program. If a candidate does not pass the simulation exam within the two-month interval, he or she cannot advance in the clinical program and will be subject to dismissal from the program.

SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIRED MATERIALS

In addition, the following supplemental materials must be submitted to the UNC Orofacial Pain Graduate Program by the application dateline:

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

All prospective residents must hold a DDS, DMD or equivalent degree from a dental school. Admission criteria are applied equally to all applicants regardless of race, sex, national origin or religion. The University of North Carolina and the Orofacial Pain Graduate Program encourage minority resident applications.

APPLICATION TO THE ORAL BIOLOGY PhD PROGRAM (Pain Neurobiology track), UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA GRADUATE SCHOOL

Information can be found on https://www.dentistry.unc.edu/academic/ade/obio/admissionsinformation.cfm. Applications are made online through the UNC Graduate School: http://www.gradschool.unc.edu/students_prospective.html. Candidates should apply for the Fall term. Applications must be received on or before April 8th, 2014. Priority consideration is given to applications received by December 3, 2013.