Dr. Pei Feng Lim
Director, Orofacial Pain Graduate Program
UNC School of Dentistry
Orofacial Pain Clinic
2050 First Dental Building
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7450
APPLICATION TO THE OROFACIAL PAIN CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
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 December 1st, 2015 for matriculation on July 1st 2016. The Department's Admissions Committee reviews all received applications immediately after the application deadline. Final acceptance requires a personal interview.
PASS application cycle information, materials and instructions may be obtained by contacting:
American Dental Education Association
For International Students:
International students are required to take the TOEFL exam, with a minimum total score of 89 on the internet version or a minimum total score of 550 and a minimum score of 50 in each section on the paper version. 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, please 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. The TOEFL score must arrive 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
The following supplemental materials must be submitted to the Orofacial Pain Program Director via mail or email before the application deadline:
All prospective residents must hold a DDS, DMD or equivalent degree. 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
Candidates applying to the combined Orofacial Pain Certificate and Oral Biology PhD Program must apply separately to both programs and be independently accepted by both programs. Application to both programs must be received concurrently.
Information on the Oral Biology PhD Program 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.