Application Process

If you are interested in pursuing a challenging and rewarding residency experience at MetroHealth, please see details below for application. MetroHealth participates in the National Matching Service and is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

All applicants must possess a DDS or DMD degree from an ADA accredited dental school or from an ADA recognized international dental school and should have satisfactorily completed an academic program of study of not less than four years, culminating in a degree, diploma, or certificate in dentistry recognized by the appropriate civil authorities of the country in which the school is located.

MetroHealth GPR program participates in the PASS and MATCH services. Applicants for the General Practice Residency are required to:

A. Submit an online PASS Application to MetroHealth GPR program no later than October 15th.
B. Graduate from ADA accredited dental school prior to the July 1st entry date;
C. Completed his board exams. NBDE-1 and NBDE-2.
D. Be proficient in the English language. TOEFL result of 90 or above.
E. Register for an applicant code number and submit a rank order list via the National Matching Services, Inc., Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program. The Match (Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program) is used to place applicants into positions in our program.

Accepted candidates are required to begin the GPR Program on July 1st of the Program year. Letters of recommendation and National Board scores should be submitted through PASS.

The Admission Committee will review all applications but will only invite qualified candidates for an interview. Selection of applicants for admission is based on the interview, personal essay, Personal Potential Index (PPI), Professional Evaluation Form (PEF). Applicants with strong clinical experience and an interest in hospital-based dentistry are strongly considered.

Committee review of interviewees results in a ranking order by which applicants will be matched.  Matched candidates will be offered a provisional admission pending the receipt and verification of all original transcripts and board scores. Once verified, final admission will be granted to the candidate.

For more information, please contact [email protected]