THINGS TO KNOW WHEN APPLYING TO SPECIALTY

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ASDA INFO SESSION
http://www.adea.org/dental_education_pathways/pass/Pages/defa
ult.aspx
What is ADEA PASS?
Postgraduate Application Support
Service
 Similar to ADEA AADSAS
 Serves as means of collecting all of the
pertinent applicant information and
distributing it to the specialty programs
in a standardized form.
 Specialty programs can request
additional information from an applicant
individually

What is PPI?
Personal Potential Index
 Web-based applicant evaluation system
 Accessed via ADEA PASS application
 Required part of PASS application
 Letters of recommendation are NO
LONGER required by ADEA PASS

 Individual specialty programs MAY still
REQUIRE letters of recommendation
What does it evaluated ?
 Knowledge and creativity
 Communication skills
 Teamwork
 Resilience
 Planning and organization
 Ethics and integrity
How is it evaluated?
Evaluators are selected by the applicant
(at least 1 and up to 5)
 Each evaluator will fill out a 15 minute
questionnaire on the ETS PPI web site
 Once all of the evaluators have
responded a common report is
generated and attached to the PASS
application

NOTE:
The link to ETS PPI website is located
inside the ADEA PASS application
 MUST begin PASS application prior to
accessing ETS PPI website

www.natmatch.com/dentres
What is Match?
The Postdoctoral Dental Matching
Program
 Programs participating in Match:

 AEDG
 GPR
 OMFS
 Ortho
 Pedo
 Dental Anesthesology
What’s the purpose?

Helps applicants and programs find
each other
How to register ?

Via the shared PASS/Match registration
portal that can be accessed from:
 www.natmatch.com/dentresApplicant
registration
OR
 https://portal.passweb.org
How are applicants Matched ?
After all interviews are completed each
applicant submits a Rank Order List on
which the desired programs are listed as
first, second, third choice, etc.
 Each program also submits a Rank
Order List and the number of positions
available
 Thus, best matches are identified

Benefits of Match
Standardized acceptance date
 Applicants and programs have a chance
to evaluate each other fully prior to
making any decisions
 Applicants cannot hoard multiple offers
 Applicants and programs cannot change
their minds and switch to a more
preferred program or applicant (if he/she
becomes available)

What are the
specialties looking
for ?
Pediatric Dentistry
Team Player (68%)
2. Assumes Responsibility (58%)
3. Interpersonal/communication skills
(46%)
4. Reliability (44%)
5. Critical thinking skills (44%)
1.
Periodontics
Team player (48%)
2. Assumes responsibility (44%)
3. Passion (44%)
4. Integrity (41%)
5. Critical thinking skills (41%)
1.
Orthodontics
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Integrity (74%)
Interpersonal/communication skills
(48%)
Maturity (48%)
Critical thinking skills (46%)
Assumes responsibility (42%)
GPR/AEGD
Team player (65%)
2. Assumes responsibility (57%)
3. Reliability (55%)
4. Clinical skills (47%)
5. Integrity (43%)
1.
Endodontics
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Integrity (59%)
Interpersonal/communication skills
(45%)
Clinical skills (45%)
Maturity (45%)
Critical thinking skills (41%)
Prosthodontics
Integrity (58%)
2. Clinical skills (58%)
3. Team player (54%)
4. Critical thinking skills (50%)
5. Passion (46%)
1.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Academic talent (53%)
 Integrity (51%)
 Assumes responsibility (47%)
 Team player (42%)
 National Board Score above 90 (42%)

5 most useful factors in Step 1:
initial review of applicants
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Letters of evaluation from faculty, clinic
supervisors and others (67.2%)
Dental school class rank (63%)
National Board part I score (61.4%)
Overall dental school GPA (60.9%)
Applicants essay (48.6%)
For ENDO and PERIO
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Letters of evaluation from faculty, clinic
supervisors and others (67.2%)
Dental school class rank (63%)
National Board part I score (61.4%)
Overall dental school GPA (60.9%)
NBDE part II scores
For OMS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Letters of evaluation from faculty, clinic
supervisors and others (67.2%)
Dental school class rank (63%)
National Board part I score (61.4%)
Overall dental school GPA (60.9%)
Basic science grades
5 most useful factors for Step 2:
determining who to interview
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Letters of evaluation from faculty, clinic
supervisors and others (68.3%)
NBDE part I (61.2%)
Dental school class rank (58.8%)
Dental school GPA (54.6%)
Applicant’s essay (54.1%)
5 most useful factors for Step 3:
final selection of applciants
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Letters of evaluation from faculty, clinic
supervisors and others (62.1%)
Dental school class rank (55.8%)
National Board part I score (53.7%)
Overall dental school GPA (51.1%)
Applicant’s essay (34.7%)
For OMS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Letters of evaluation from faculty, clinic
supervisors and others (62.1%)
Dental school class rank (55.8%)
National Board part I score (53.7%)
Overall dental school GPA (51.1%)
Externships or extracurricular activities
For Perio
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Letters of evaluation from faculty, clinic
supervisors and others (62.1%)
Dental school class rank (55.8%)
National Board part I score (53.7%)
Overall dental school GPA (51.1%)
NBDE part II

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