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St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center / General Practice Residency (12 months)



  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Dr.  Dao Cao 

        St. Joseph's University Medical Center 

        Family Health Center, Dental Department 

        11 Getty Ave, Bldg 275 

        Paterson, New Jersey  07503 

        Phone (Work): 973-754-2296 

        Email: caod@sjhmc.org 

        State Program located in: New Jersey 


      Website:


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class applying for 2021 admittance: November 1, 2020


      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 07/01/2021

        Length of Program:  12 months months

        Program Number: GPR581

        Is your program located in an academic institution or clinical institution? Hospital

        Does your program offer any graduate degrees or certificates? Yes

          If Yes, please list Graduate degrees or certificates offered: General Practice Residency Certificate

        Does your program participate in MATCH? Yes

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 4

        Does your program accept predoctoral students as externs (typically described as 1-2 weeks of voluntary, full-time, primarily observational experiences without formal educational objectives or affiliation)?:  Yes

        If available, please provide the web address for additional information:  https://www.stjosephshealth.org/education


      Program Description ↑ 

      Residents have the opportunity to plan and conduct treatment under supervision at a well-equipped off-site dental center right across from the hospital main campus.  A portion of the clinical training in dentistry focuses on the mangement of dental urgencies and emergencies; however, each resident also has an assigned group of patients eligible for comprehensive treatment.  As such, GPRs gain experience in all phases of dentistry from treatment planning through conventional and implant prosthodontics.  Residents will also get tremendous exposure to oral surgery and endodontic procedures. Rotations include eight weeks of oral and maxillofacial surgery, four weeks of general anesthesia, two weeks of internal medicine and two weeks of emergency medicine. Hospital-based assignments include admitting patients, caring for in-house patients, suturing lacerations and the evaluation and management of maxillofacial trauma under appropriate supervision and with appropriate guidance.


      Program Requirements Part I ↑ 


        Program Specific Requirements

        ADA ADAT Scores are Required: No

        ADA ADAT Scores are Accepted but Not Required: No

        Must upload unofficial undergraduate transcripts to the ADEA PASS application: Yes

        Must submit Dental School transcripts to the program (in addition to ADEA PASS): No

        Must report GRE scores in the ADEA PASS application: Yes

        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: No

        Must submit Dental Admissions Test (DAT) score: No

        Must submit official NBDE results to ADEA PASS: 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: No

        Must visit program website for additional requirements: No

        Additional Information: 


        Program Supplemental Requirements

        Must submit supplemental application to the program: No

        Must submit supplemental application processing fee to the program: No

        Domestic Applicants:  $

        International Applicants: 

        Other (Please explain)  $

        Additional Information:  $


        Additional Information

        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

        November 23, 30 and December 7.

      Program Requirements Part II ↑ 

        General Requirements

        Must have passed Part 1, National Dental Board Examination: Yes

        Must have passed Part 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

        Additional Information: 


        Background

        Must be a U.S. Citizen: Yes

        Can be a permanent resident?: Yes

        Permanent residents must show proof of residency: Yes

        Will accept Canadian citizens: Yes

        Must have a limited permit: Yes

        Must have a U.S. dental license: No

        Must be eligible for state dental license: Yes

        Must have a valid state dental license: No

        Must be a graduate of a U.S. or Canadian dental school: Yes

        Additional Information: 


        Additional Requirements for International Applicants

        Will accept foreign citizens (not including Canada): No

        Must be proficient in the English language: Not Applicable

        Must report TOEFL score on ADEA PASS application: Not Applicable

        Must submit original TOEFL score report to program: Not Applicable

        Must have foreign transcripts evaluated: Not Applicable

        Must have foreign transcripts submitted to the program: Not Applicable

        May be considered if graduated from non-ADA accredited dental school: Not Applicable

        Additional Information: