Ramon F. Gonzalez Garcia
University of Puerto Rico
School of Dental Medicine
PO Box 365067
Phone (Work): 787-758-2525, Ext. 1191
State Program located in: Puerto Rico
ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class applying for 2015 admittance: October 1, 2014
What date will your program start on? 07/01/2015
Length of Program: 12 months
Program Number: GPR668
Is your program located in an academic institution or clinical institution? Academic
Does your program offer any graduate degrees or certificates? Yes
If Yes, please list Graduate degrees or certificates offered: Postdoctoral Certificate in General Dentistry
Does your program participate in MATCH? No
Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 8
The General Practice Residency (GPR) program of the University of Puerto Rico is a fully accredited residency-training program sponsored by the School of Dental Medicine (UPRSDM) and affiliated to the University District Hospital in San Juan and the Hospital of the University of Puerto Rico in the municipality of Carolina. The General Practice Residency program is designed to provide advanced training in clinical dentistry and applied basic sciences; and to refine the skills necessary for the generalist to provide comprehensive patient care with a high level of competency for all populations groups. The program builds on and complements predoctoral dental education. It provides clinical, didactic, and hospital experiences at the postdoctoral level and prepares the residents to manage total oral health in the delivery of care to a wide range of ambulatory and hospitalized patients. The program’s main concerns are the underserved groups, the medically compromised, the elderly, the physically and mentally disabled, and the HIV/AIDS patients.
Personal Potential Index
(The ETS PPI for ADEA PASS is a web-based system for evaluating the personal attributes of applicants
to advanced dental education programs. ADEA PASS requires at least three and no more than five evaluations.)
Professional Evaluation Form
(PEF is a traditional letter of evaluation. It is an optional addition to the application. Up to
two PEFs are allowed for each program designation.)
ADEA PASS Evaluations
Personal Potential Index: Three
Professional Evaluation Form: None
Program Specific Requirements
Must upload unofficial undergraduate transcripts to the ADEA PASS application: No
Must submit Dental School transcripts to the program (in addition to ADEA PASS): Yes
Must report GRE scores in the ADEA PASS application: No
Must submit original GRE scores to the program: No
Must upload a CV/Resume to the ADEA PASS application: Yes
Must submit a photocopy or a notarized copy of your dental school diploma to the program: Yes
Must submit Dental Admissions Test (DAT) score: No
Must submit official NDBE score to the program: Yes
Must submit a National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Comprehensive Basic Science Examination (CBSE) score. (OMS only): No
Must submit a 2" x 2" photo to the program: Yes
Must contact program for additional requirements: Yes
Must visit program website for additional requirements: Yes
Program Supplemental Requirements
Must submit supplemental application to the program: No
Must submit supplemental application processing fee to the program: Yes
Domestic Applicants: $ 50.00
International Applicants: 50.00
Other (Please explain) $
Recommended Evaluators: One (1) Personal Potential Index Evaluation (PPI) from the dental school Dean or the Dean for Student Affairs or Academic Affairs with a letter of recommendation stating the National Board‘s results, the student's GPA and class ranking. Two (2) additional Personal Potential Index Evaluation (PPI) from other faculty members, at least one from a faculty in the specialty area in wish the student is applying.
All candidates to the Advanced Education Programs of the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine must comply with the following:
- A $50 non-refundable application fee must be submitted directly to the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine. Please note that the Office of Graduate Dental Education is unable, without exception, to waive this application fee. The application fee will not be applied towards tuition. Checks or money orders (in U.S. currency) are payable to the University of Puerto Rico and should be sent to: Office of the Assistant Dean for Graduate Dental Education, PO Box 365067, San Juan, PR 00936-5067. Please identify the academic program you are applying to in the check or money order.
Graduates of dental schools accredited by the Council on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association:
- A DMD or DDS degree from a CODA accredited institution.
- A completed application submitted through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS).
- An official transcript of credits from all dental schools attended.
- An official letter from the Dental School Dean which will include academic ranking in terms of the group and personal qualifications.
- Three letters of recommendations and evaluation reports, preferably from faculty members that have directly supervised the student’s work as a dental student.
- Photocopies of the diplomas or certificates received.
- Photocopy of license or licenses to practice dentistry (only to applicants who have graduated from dental school over one year prior to the date of application.
- The candidate must be fluent in English and Spanish.
- A brief 1 or 2 page resume (Curriculum Vitae) should be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Dental Education of the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine
- A 2 x 2 photo.
- Official evidence of having approved the National Dental Boards Part I and Part II. Applicants must have successfully passed Parts I of the National Board Dental Examination by the program application date. Part II must be approved before March 15th prior the beginning of the Program.
Graduates of foreign dental schools not accredited by the Council on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association:
- Submit 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, as above.
- Diplomas, school transcripts, and all other pertinent documents must be certified as official by the Ministry of Education or similar agency in their country of origin, or by the U.S. Embassy in those countries where these services are available.
- Diplomas and dental school transcripts must be evaluated by Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (http://www.ece.org). The University of Puerto Rico requires two types of evaluations: 1) the general evaluation and 2) the course by course evaluation. The approval of the National Board Dental Examinations Part I and Part II is waived for foreign candidates.
- Legal proof of financial support. An affidavit or sworn statement is required as will as official student’s VISA. The University of Puerto Rico does not provide scholarships, stipends, or financial aid to foreign students.
- Foreign candidates are encouraged to participate in the three to six months internships education course or in a similar educational program in an accredited institution.
- Estimated Tuition: In-State Tuition: $5,980.00, Out-of State Tuition: $7,180.00
- Stipends: Stipends are subject to annual review, but the annual stipend for PGY 1 residents is currently $43,150.00 Annual stipend for PGY 2 residents is $43,771.00
- Loans: Residents can apply for student loans through the Office of Financial Aid of the Medical Sciences Campus of the University of Puerto Rico
- Vacation and sick leave are granted at the discretion of the Director of Residency training. At the present time, residents are entitled to 30 calendar days per year, which should not normally be taken together and should not be taken on off-service rotations. Sick leave is also granted at the discretion of the Director of Residency Training.
- Practice privileges and other activities outside the education program: Residents are expected to devote 100% of their professional activities to the program. Permission to carry out professional activities outside the program is not granted as per resident’s contractual agreement with the University of Puerto Rico.
- Professional Liability Coverage: Residents receive professional liability insurance to cover them for all activities related to the educational program.
Must have passed Part 1, National Dental Board Examination: Yes
Must have passed Parts 1 and 2, National Dental Board Examination: Yes
Must have earned a D.M.D./D.D.S. degree, or equivalent: Yes
Must have completed a one-year residency program: No
Must be a U.S. Citizen: Yes
Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident: Yes
Permanent residents must show proof of residency: Yes
Will accept Canadian citizens: Yes
Must have a limited permit: No
Must have a U.S. dental license: No
Must be eligible for state dental license: No
Must have a valid state dental license: No
Must be a graduate of a U.S. or Canadian dental school: No
Additional Requirements for International Applicants
Will accept foreign citizens (not including Canada): Yes
Must be proficient in the English language: Yes
Must report TOEFL score on ADEA PASS application: Yes
Must submit original TOEFL score report to program: Yes
Must have foreign transcripts evaluated: Yes
Must have foreign transcripts submitted to the program: Yes
May be considered if graduated from non-ADA accredited dental school: Yes