The deadline for receipt of application at the school is July 1st of the year prior to planned enrollment. Application to this program is through the ADEA PASS program. Applicants are warned that it takes at least three weeks to process PASS applications and deliver it to the designated schools. Official dental school transcripts should be submitted directly to PASS.
All applicants are required to submit the Institutional Evaluation and Professional Evaluation Form (PEF) as part of their completed PASS application. A minimum of three professional evaluators (dental faculty) are required to submit evaluations for the PEF. Additional letters of recommendation should not be sent to UMKC.
The Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT) is preferred but not required. Scores can be be self-reported on the ADEA PASS application.
The application process is competitive. Selection is based on several factors including academic standing in dental school (grade-point average, class standing and ADAT scores, if available) and experience (years in practice, teaching or research, advanced training or degrees, publications, activity in organized dentistry and participation in continuing education). Preference is given to those applicants who have both general practice experience and completion of an AEGD or GPR program.
An invitation-only interview is a required part of the application process for finalists and funding is the responsibility of the applicant.