Health Sciences Calendar
2005 - 2006

2.2.2 Entrance to Advanced Standing/ Foreign Trained Dentists and Transfer Applicants

Foreign Trained Dentists
Students who have received their dental degree from a non-Canadian university should contact the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry, 100 Bronson Avenue, Suite 204, Ottawa, ON K1R 6G8 or refer to their Web site for information concerning the Qualifying Programs or special programs which are offered at some Canadian dental schools. McGill University does not offer a qualifying program.

Applicants who have completed a dental or medical degree at a non-Canadian or non-American university may apply for advanced standing. They will be required to pass the first part of the American Dental Board Examination as well as the ACFD/AFDC Eligibility Examination prior to submitting an application and must also take an English Language Examination (TOEFL). Final decisions are partially based on these three exams.

Students who are presently enrolled in a faculty of dentistry in Canada or the United States may be considered for entry into the third year of the D.M.D. program if:

1. they have completed or will have completed at least two years of the D.M.D./D.D.S. program;
2. they are ranked highly in their current program;
3. they have passed the first part of the American Dental Board Examination.
The Compulsory Immunization Program, see section 1.1.4 "Vaccination/Immunization Requirements", is required for all Advanced Standing applicants.

As well, Advanced Standing students will be expected to purchase a complete McGill Instrument Kit prior to entrance.

Consideration for advanced standing may be requested but will only be granted if space is available.

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