The Department of Orthodontics, University of Illinois at Chicago, offers a program which leads to a Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics through the College of Dentistry and the M.S. in Oral Sciences degree under the auspices of the Graduate College.
A minimum of 32 consecutive months of continuous attendance is required of candidates for the Specialty Certificate and M. S. degree. Nine residents begin the program each August. Students must register for a full program each semester during their residency, which will include the clinical and didactic courses required for the Specialty Certificate, Oral Sciences courses, research, and teaching.
The program is designed to prepare residents for American Board of Orthodontics diplomate status. The curriculum is composed of seminars, lectures, clinical practice with emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving. The program includes instruction and extensive experience in diagnosis and treatment planning, biomechanics, orthognathic surgery and other interdisciplinary procedures. The residents will have the opportunity of treating the full range of different malocclusions in children and adults in a state-of-the-art orthodontic facility.
An original research project intended to produce results suitable for publication in a peer reviewed journal is required for the receipt of the Certificate in Orthodontics as well as the MS Degree. Residents are also encouraged to present their scientific results at regional and national meetings.
The program can be individualized for those who wish to combine specialty training in orthodontics with a Ph.D. degree. The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. The content follows the ERASMUS recommendations.
TUITION AND FEES
The College of Dentistry implemented a programmatic tuition for its specialty programs effective with classes matriculating July, 2008 and after. The 2011-2012 programmatic tuition rate is $27,200 for Fall, Spring and Summer. University fees, instrument costs, etc. will be in addition to tuition charges.
For those students matriculating on and after 2010, the College has implemented a revenue sharing program, Postgraduate Compensation Program . Under this program, eligible students will have an opportunity to earn, on a semi-annual basis, gross payments equaling 20% of their actual collections for clinical work performed in their specialty clinics. The revenue sharing program was announced for the 2012-2013 academic year, but is subjected to review subsequently.
We do not provide a stipend or tuition waiver. Consequently, you may wish to apply for financial assistance to help cover the cost of your education. Consideration for federal and/or state aid programs require applicants to complete the FAFSA beginning January 2008. For eligibility and further information visit the UIC's Office of Student Financial Aid WebPages www.vcsa.uic.edu. You may also contact them at (312) 996-3126 or email@example.com. There will be no compensation (direct or indirect) to students with an F-1 visa under this program.
Students are required to purchase their own instruments, at a cost of approximately $9,300 for first year residents, $750 for second year residents, and $550 for third year residents. In addition, students are required to purchase their own clinic digital camera, laptop computer, books, travel to meetings, subscriptions, and memberships. They also pay general fees, student insurance, and the health service fee (totaling approximately $2,600 per year). We urge our residents to take the written portion of the American Board of Orthodontics examination in Year 2 of the program.
Information about application procedures is available from:
|Note: Our GRE and TOEFL requirements are the same as for the MS in Oral Sciences degree program.
* The GRE General is required of all applicants. Candidates are expected to score in the upper 50th percentile.
* Minimum English Competency Test Score, TOEFL 550 (paper-based); 213 (computer-based).
A personal, on-site interview is required for admission except in unusual circumstances. Interviews are usually held in October and early November for applicants selected by the admissions committee. All interviews are scheduled by invitation from the Department of Orthodontics.
Faculty and applicants meet during formal interviews as well as during social events hosted by the current residents. Time is provided for applicants to ask questions of faculty, residents, and staff and to tour the Orthodontic Clinic, Residents' Lab and the University.
After the interview schedule is concluded, the admission committee meet and the results are forwarded to the PASS and Match Programs.
Admission criteria are applied equally to all applicants regardless of race, sex, color, national origin, or religion. We encourage minority students to apply.
REQUIREMENT TO ENROLL
Applicants must possess a DDS, DMD, or equivalent degree.
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