Meharry Medical College Dentistry

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Contacts

Website: http://www.mmc.edu/education/sod/
Phone: 615-327-6223
Admissions e-mail: admissions@mmc.edu

Program Information

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
    • 4 years in length
    • Number of applicants for class of 2012: 1,961
    • Class size 2012: 60
  • PhD/DDS program also offered

For more information, click here and here (Q1 and Q14)

Academic Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: bachelor's degree is preferred but applicant must have completed a minimum of 3 years of university
  • Required Courses
    • General Biology or Zoology or Botany with Laboratory (8 credits)
    • Inorganic Chemistry with Quantitative Analysis with Laboratory (8 credits)
    • Organic Chemistry with Laboratory (8 credits)
    • General Physics with Laboratory (4 credits)
    • Biochemistry with Laboratory (4 credits)
    • English Composition (6 credits)
    • Calculus or Statistics (4 credits)
  • Required courses must be completed with an average of B- or higher
  • Courses must be completed within 5 years of year of matriculation
  • AP credits are accepted

For more information, click here

GPA

  • Minimum of 3.0/4.0 to be competitive
  • Average GPA class 2012: 3.20

For more information, click here (Q14)

DAT

  • Minimum DAT Academic Average score: 17
  • Minimum Total Science score: 17
  • Average DAT score 2012: 18
  • Applicants are allowed to take the DAT max 3 times

For more information, click here (Q14 and Q18)

Supporting Documents

  • AADSAS Application
  • Supplemental Application - to be completely after submitting the AADSAS application
  • $65 Supplemental Application Fee
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
    • Two must be from science professors
    • Alternatively, the applicant can submit one letter from a Health Professions Advisor or Advisory Committee instead of three individual ones
    • All letters should be sent to the AADSAS and not to the school
  • Photo - to be uploaded when submitting the supplemental application

For more information, click here and here (Q3)

Interview

  • Interviews are by invitation only
  • All applicants invited will receive two interviews from:
    • Meharry Medical College basic science faculty
    • Meharry School of Dentistry faculty
    • Meharry School of Dentistry alumni or dentists from the Nashville community

For more information, click here (Q19)

Timeline

  • June: AADSAS applications begin
  • July 1: Review of applications begins and continues on a rolling basis
  • December 15: Deadline to submit the completed application and all supporting documents

For more information, click here

Tuition 2012-2013

  • First year tuition - $42,235 USD
  • Total first year fees - $54,312 USD

For more information, click here
For information on financial aid, click here

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