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  1. Step One: Qualifications

    • Must have passed National Dental Board Examination – Part I and II.
    • Must have earned a D.M.D./D.D.S. degree, or its equivalent.
    • Must be eligible for a West Virginia dental license or an intern/resident permit.
    • Must be a graduate of a U.S. or Canadian dental school.
    • Must be proficient in the English language or provide a recent TOEFL score (if foreign applicant).
    • Must display evidence of scholastic and clinical achievement that would indicate the applicant’s ability to progress in a program of this nature. Generally, a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 is required.
    • Must apply to the program through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) http://www.adea.org/ and have all application materials submitted by August 1.
    • Must consent to and pass a criminal background investigation prior to final acceptance.
    • Must submit documention of required immunizations. A complete list is available on the School of Dentistry website.
    • Must meet certain Federal and University standards regarding the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).  To comply with these standards, all individuals admitted to the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) and dental graduate programs must successfully compel the Biomedical Responsible Conduct of Research (BRCR) online course offered by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).  The BRCR course must be completed no later than 30 days after beginning your first semester in the education program.  Failure to satisfy this requirement within the specified period of time will impact your enrollment.
    • Must become familiar with the West Virginia School of Dentistry's policy and procedure for Bloodborne Pathogens and Infectious Diseases.
    • Must be eligible for a West Virginia dental license or permit. 

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  2. Step Two: Apply to the Postdoctoral Application Support Service Program (PASS):

    All applicants to the Master of Science program in Prosthodontics at West Virginia University School of Dentistry must apply through Postdoctoral Application Support Service Program (PASS).

    Please visit http://programpages.passweb.org/search to view application requirements.

    The deadline for submission of all application materials to PASS is September 2, 2016.

  3. Step Three: Interview

    Once your application and supporting materials are processed in PASS and received by the School, they will be reviewed by the Prosthodontics Graduate Program Selection Committee. If you have any questions regarding the program or application process, please contact the Office of Dental Admissions, Recruitment & Access at (304) 293-1680, fax (304) 293-8561 or wridenour@hsc.wvu.edu.

    While an invitation to appear for an interview should not be construed as evidence of acceptance, it is a requirement that assists the committee in its selection process. All applicants receiving an interview are required to submit a West Virginia University Graduate Program Application along with the $60 application fee.

    The application and payment instructions are available at: https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantConnectLogin.asp?id=wvugrad.

    Official academic transcripts must be submitted directly to:
    WVU Admissions Office
    One Waterfront Place
    PO Box 6009
    Morgantown, WV 26506-6009.

  4. Step Four: Acceptance

    All residents will be subject to a criminal background check, by fingerprinting or the most recent technology available. The resident may not begin their training program beyond the orientation phase until the criminal background check has been submitted.

    Applicants approved for admission to the program will be notified soon after interviews have been completed.

    Must become familiar with the West Virginia School of Dentistry's policy and procedure for Bloodborne Pathogens and Infectious Diseases.

    Must consent to and pass a criminal background investigation prior to final acceptance.

    Must submit documentation of required immunizations including of vaccination for rubella, rubeola, mumps, hepatitis B, tetanus, meningococcal, meningitis, varicella and polio. As well as provide evidence of a negative PPD test performed with 12 months. A positive PPD test result must be accompanied by an appropriate chest x-ray report and follow-up treatment plan.

    Must meet certain Federal and University standards regarding the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). To comply with these standards, all individuals admitted to the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) and dental graduate programs must successfully complete the Biomedical Responsible Conduct of Research (BRCR) online course offered by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). The BRCR course must be completed no later than 30 days after beginning your first semester in the education program. Failure to satisfy this requirement within the specified period of time will impact your enrollment.