The MOST Program prepares students and postdoctoral fellows to shape the future of oral health research and clinical care. MOST fellows work with world-class faculty, use cutting-edge technology and explore new directions from the bench to the bedside.

The MOST Program is located on UIC's West Campus, at the heart of a major medical research center and just minutes from downtown Chicago. Our location gives us easy access to a diverse range of cutting-edge research, a diverse patient population and, when we're not working, everything that Chicago has to offer: miles of open lakefront, great culture, dining and sports.



Predoctoral DMD/PhD Applicants - How to Apply

The primary qualifications for this program include a commitment to an oral science research career, previous academic achievement and research potential.

UIC is dedicated to increasing the participation of individuals currently underrepresented in the biomedical and clinical sciences, as diversifying the student and faculty bodies improve the quality of the training and educational environment.

Applicants must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals or individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residence who possess an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or I-551, or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident).  Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible for admission.

Although the straight DMD program requires that all applicants must be Illinois residents, the PhD/DMD program continues to accept out-of-state residents. However, applicants (both in-state and out-of-state) must contact Katherine Long prior to applying in order to be considered for the dual program.

Application procedures

Individuals interested in pursuing a dual DMD/PhD degree and trainee fellowship support through the MOST program must first be accepted to both the DMD program and a UIC PhD program. Interested candidates must submit separate applications for both the PhD and the DMD programs. To do so, follow the directions that are available on the UIC College of Dentistry application website for the PhD program and the DMD program. To be considered for the program, applicants must submit their applications to both the PhD and the DMD by November 1st of the year prior to the intended year of matriculation. If you plant to apply, you must email Katherine Long at least by the summer of the year you apply to alert her that you intend to apply to the dual degree program. Feel free to contact her with any questions about the application process.

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