GPR Admissions Information

Applicant Eligibility

Must have a professional dental degree from an A.D.A.-accredited dental college or school with the degree designation of Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). Provisional acceptance exists for students in the final stages of dental education. In addition, the applicants must have a valid license to practice within the United States of America or be licensed as such by the time they are to begin the postgraduate program in general practice residency.

Once accepted, a Nebraska dental license is required to participate in the program. At the present time foreign trained dentists (non-U.S. or non-Canadian dental degrees) are not being accepted for the general practice residency training program. This is because of licensing restrictions.

Selection Factors

Additional criteria upon which applications are viewed include:

Applicant Process

The General Practice Residency program participates in PASS. All applicants must follow the guidelines established by this service to be eligible for the program.

  1. Those interested in applying to the program should complete the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) Request for Applicant Agreement. PASS is a central application service that allows applicants to complete one standard application which is then distributed to each of the participating programs to which the applicant wishes to apply. PASS deals with the initial stages of the recruitment process prior to the evaluation of applicants by the programs. PASS has been designed and is being administered by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). The application deadline is March 15, but may be extended until all open positions are filled.
  2. Those individuals who have completed their application and meet standards for acceptance will be invited for an interview. Personal interviews are conducted by invitation. The application deadline is March 15, but may be extended until all open positions are filled.

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