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New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia University Medical Center / General Practice Residency (12 months)

  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Dr.  Gregory Bunza 

        New York Presbyterian Hospital 

        Columbia University College of Dental Medicine 

        P & S Box 20 

        630 West 168th Street  

        New York, New York  10032 

        Phone (Work): 212-305-7626 


        State Program located in: New York 


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline: November 15

      Program Information ↑ 

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

        Length of Program:  12 months

        Program Number: GPR592

        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: Certificate: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital General Practice Residency Program

        Does your program participate in MATCH? Yes

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 6

        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)?:  No

      Program Description ↑ 

      The General Practice Residency Program is an American Dental Association CODA accredited one-year program with an optional second year. There are 6 resident positions open each year, one of which is for the optional second year. The program is sponsored by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and is affiliated with the College of Dental Medicine.

      The General Practice Residency Program works very closely with the College of Dental Medicine's Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and strives to provide an outstanding experience in hospital dentistry. Our purpose is to offer a training program in comprehensive multidisciplinary oral health care at a level of skill and complexity beyond that achieved in predoctoral training. The program emphasizes resident training in clinical examination, diagnosis, treatment planning, and provision of sequenced comprehensive care that addresses the patient's needs, desires, and limitations. This training is focused on patients with very complex medical histories, developmental disabilities, and geriatric medical complications. There is a strong emphasis on providing dental care to members of our local community.

      The General Practice Residency program is part of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Dental Service, which admits and discharges its own patients. The Hospital Dental Service residents are house staff officers with the same rights, privileges, and responsibilities as other hospital residents. The Hospital Dental Service is called upon regularly by the other hospital services to provide consultation and treatment.

      Attendings and resident house staff perform inpatient and ambulatory surgery in the operating room and provide outpatient care to patients from the medical center and the local community in the hospital dental service clinic and faculty practice. Patients are treated in a caring, comprehensive manner in collaboration with an exceptionally respected group of medical and dental professionals.

      Rounds and on-call are a strong medical teaching component of the program. The General Practice Resident goes on morning rounds and takes on-call in accordance with hospital guidelines. When a General Practice Resident is on-call they have the same responsibilities as that of a first-year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery resident.

      The didactic component of the program and the general dentistry clinic are operated under the auspices of the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.

      The program offers a second-year position for residents who are interested in an additional year of training. Second-year residents treat more complex patients and have the opportunity to spend more time on the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service. Other rotations can be arranged depending on the interests of the resident. In addition, second-year residents assume a leadership role in the teaching and supervision of first-year residents.

      Program Requirements Part I ↑ 

        Program Specific Requirements

        ADA ADAT Scores are Required: No

        ADA ADAT Scores are Accepted but Not Required: Yes

        Must upload unofficial undergraduate transcripts to the ADEA PASS application: No

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

        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: No

        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: No

        Must submit official INBDE results to ADEA PASS: 

        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: 000.00

        Other (Please explain)  $

        Additional Information:  $

        Additional Information

        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

        Not Available at this time 

      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: 


        Must be a U.S. Citizen: No

        Can be a permanent resident?: Yes

        Permanent residents must show proof of residency: No

        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: 

        Applicants without U.S. Dental Degrees: 

        Eligible Citizenship Types: 

        Additional Information: 

        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: No

        Must have foreign transcripts evaluated: Yes

        Must have foreign transcripts submitted to the program: No

        May be considered if graduated from non-ADA accredited dental school: Yes

        Additional Information: