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Apply for AEGD Residency

Application guidelines

  • All applicants must hold a DDS, DMD or equivalent degree from an accredited U.S. or Canadian dental school prior to admission to the program.
  • Prospective candidates may download an application from the ADEA PASS Application and Match Registration site. PASS provides a standardized format, relieving applicants of the need to complete multiple applications.

Material must be submitted by January 10, 2019. Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency Program at The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque is looking for applicants who have integrity and good interpersonal skills – someone who is a team player, assumes responsibility and is reliable.

We evaluate applicant essays, externships or extracurricular experiences in general (or specialty) dentistry, letters of evaluation, general extracurricular experiences, public health experience or other work experience, GPR/AEGD/other specialty advanced program completions, publications, presentations and research.

Admissions Policy and Process

The AEGD program is open to graduates of American Dental Association accredited DDS or DMD programs in the U.S. or equivalent programs in Canada. Applicants must have passed Part I of the National Dental Board Examination and must pass Part II of the National Dental Board Examination prior to beginning the AEGD residency.

For the 2018-2019 application cycle, the UNM School of Medicine AEGD residency program participates in PASS and the Match. The program also does not require applicants to take the Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT).

Professional Evaluation Form

The Professional Evaluation Form (PEF) is available in the ADEA PASS application.

The Professional Evaluation Form (PEF) is the mandatory letter of recommendation. It does not limit evaluators to a specific topic as special or unique applicant experiences can be highlighted. The AEGD program at UNM requires three (3) letters of professional evaluation. ADEA PASS will process the PEFs per designation.

The Institution Evaluation Form (IEF, also called the dean’s letter) is an evaluation of the applicant completed by the dean of the dental school attended. The completed IEF is then sent to every program a candidate applies to. Included in the IEF are NBDE scores or results, a narrative statement and GPA and class rank (if applicable). This evaluation is required for every applicant.

The Admissions Committee reviews applications and conducts interviews. We do not mandate a specific minimum grade point average or board score. However, a personal interview at UNM is required prior to admission. Acceptances are issued when interviews are completed. Once a candidate accepts a position at UNM, the AEGD program will issue a letter of engagement to candidates. Candidates who accept a position are required to withdraw from the Match if they are registered for it.

UNM policies are followed with regard to resident selection. The Division of Dental Services considers all applicants for admission to its AEGD program without regard for ethnicity, creed, religion, handicap, national origin, gender or age.