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 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.  Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD degree program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Preference will be given to candidates who have passed the Preliminary Exam.

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.

Application procedures

Upcoming Dates

The MOST Program invites applications from predoctoral candidates for the 2013-2014 academic year. Please note the following dates:

  • October 15 - submit intent to apply by email
  • November 15 - applications due


Complete the following items and forward to Katherine Long at the following address: 801 S. Paulina Street, Room 204C, M/C 621, Chicago, IL 60612.

  1. Application form
  2. Two-page description of research project and career goals. Must include: a) plans for journal article submission and, b) plans for individual grant submission
  3. Recommendation letter from primary mentor
  4. One-page self-assessment of research training needs (eg. curriculum, additional mentoring, etc.)
  5. Curriculum vitae
  6. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  7. Proof of successful completion of the preliminary exam, if applicable.
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