The Admissions Committee will have the task of selecting the incoming class from many qualified applicants.
The committee strives to select those candidates who are best qualified academically and hold promise of being outstanding graduates. Multiple factors are considered in the admissions process. A candidate must have a college education that includes pre-dental science courses essential for dental school as well as a broad exposure to the humanities and social sciences. Academic competence to succeed in dental school is assessed by the applicant’s college record, GPA, and DAT scores. The applicant must also demonstrate evidence of those personal characteristics expected of a dental professional: altruism, compassion, honesty, integrity, and a commitment to provide care for people who are disadvantaged and underserved. A dental student must have the capability of excellent observation and communication, the motor functions, and the conceptual, integrative and quantitative skills needed to study and practice dentistry. A future dentist must have the physical capacity and emotional maturity to complete dental school and practice dentistry independently.
The application process is competitive and each applicant is subject to an individual, flexible holistic review. Admission criteria are not weighted. A candidate will not be denied admission on the basis of any legally prohibited discrimination involving, but not limited to, such factors as race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. Strongly motivated students from educationally deprived and historically underrepresented backgrounds are actively sought and encouraged to apply. It is the policy of the TCDM to seek to admit a diverse class with respect to gender, race, ethnicity, cultural and economic background, and life experience. The TCDM believes that a diverse student body provides a valuable educational experience that prepares the dental student for the real world of dental practice in a multicultural society.
All policies regarding admissions, employment, and educational programs and activities are established and administered in conformity with the Education Practices Act of New York as well as applicable state and federal civil rights laws, specifically including Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and regulations thereunder, prohibiting practices or policies in admissions, education programs or employment that are in any way discriminatory on the basis of gender or disability, respectively.
Accuracy of Admission Application
Applicants are asked to certify that all information presented in their application is accurate, complete, and honestly presented and personally written materials were prepared only by the applicant and not plagiarized. They must also certify that any information submitted on their behalf including letters of evaluation is authentic. Furthermore, they must certify they understand and agree that in the event any inaccurate, misleading and/or incomplete information or omission is discovered, Touro College of Dental Medicine has the right to rescind any offer of admission, revoke any admission (including retroactive revocation), administer disciplinary action while in dental school, dismiss the student from the school of dental medicine, or revoke his/her dental degree if such information or omission is discovered after a degree is issued.