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The PASS application has officially opened for the 2021 cycle. Let's use this thread to relay any information that we receive from ortho programs and ask questions.

Previous thread for reference: **Official 2020 Ortho PASS/Interviews/Match/Non-Match**

School Interview Invites:
1. 6/18 Oklahoma (email) - 10/30 or 11/6
2. 8/3 Iowa (email) - 8/27 and 8/28 (Zoom interview) or 9/17 and 9/18 (Zoom interview)
3. 8/27 UNLV (email) - 9/21 (Zoom interview)
4. 9/2 MUSC (email) - 10/2 (WebEx interview)
5. 9/4 San Antonio (email) - 10/2, 10/14, 10/21 or 10/30 (Zoom interview)
6. 9/5 Loma Linda (email) - 10/5 and 10/6
7. 9/8 Boston University (email) - 10/19 - 10/16 (Zoom interview)
8. 9/9 Indiana University (email) - 10/1 or 10/2 (Zoom interview)
9. 9/9 University of British Columbia (email) - 10/31 (Zoom interview)
10. 9/9 Seton Hill (email) - Sept 24
11. 9/9 University of Pittsburgh (phone)-10/8 or 10/22
12. 9/11 University of Nebraska Medical Center (phone) - Oct 15, 16, and 19 (Zoom interview)
13. 9/11 University of Tennessee (email) - 10/9 or 10/12 TBD (Zoom interview)
14. 9/13 Oregon Health & Science University (email) - Oct 14 or 15 (WebEx interview)
15. 9/13 University of Washington (email) - Oct 12 interview with social Oct 11 (both Virtual)
16. 9/14 University of Buffalo ( email) , Oct 16 and 19, virtual interview
17. 9/14 University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill (phone,email) - 10/19 or 10/20 (virtual)
18. 9/14 University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC) (email) 10/19 (virtual)
19. 9/15 University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) (email) 10/22 or 10/23 (virtual)
20. 9/15 A.T. Still (ATSU)(email) 10/5 or 10/6 (Zoom interview), virtual social on 10/5
21. 9/16 Roseman University (phone and email) - 10/19, 10/20, and 10/21, virtual social on 10/21 all via Zoom
22. 9/16 University of Colorado (email) - 10/01, 10/02, and 10/05
23. 9/17 University of Michigan (phone) - 10/12 or 10/19 (virtual)
24. 9/18 University of Texas Houston (email) - 10/7 (social) and 10/8 OR 10/8 (social) and 10/9 (WebEx)
25. 9/18 St. Barnabas (email) - 10/14 (zoom), virtual social 10/12 or 10/13.
26. 9/21 VCU (email) - 10/22 (full day) and 10/23 (half day)
27. 9/21 LSU (email) -10/29 (full day) or 10/30 (full day) in-person.
28. 9/21 University of Maryland (UMSOD) (email) - 10/21 or 10/22 (virtual, 8am-1pm)
29. 9/22 Saint Louis University (email) - 10/12, 10/13, 10/14, or 10/15 (virtual half day with social night before)
30. 9/22 Nova Southeastern University (email) - 10/26, 10/22 (Zoom)
31. 9/22 Bronxcare - 10/7, 10/14, 10/15 (in person/Zoom)
32. 9/22 University of the Pacific (email)- 10/12 or 10/13 (zoom)
33. 9/22 Columbia University (email) - 10/19 or 10/20 or 10/27 (Zoom)
34. 9/23 Ohio State (email) - 10/12 or 10/13 (Zoom)
35. 9/24 UPenn (email) - 10/14 or 10/28 (virtual through BlueJeans, both AM and PM sessions)
36. 9/25 Texas A&M (phone) - 10/26 10/27 or 10/28 (zoom)
37. 9/28 UK (phone) - 10/29 or 10/30 (social on 10/28) - all via Zoom
38. 9/29 NYU (email) - 10/16 (zoom)
39. 9/29 UF (email) - 10/12 (zoom) 10/13 zoom
40. 9/29 Rutgers (email) - 10/16 or 10/19 (zoom)
41. 9/30 Minnesota (email)-10/25 (social), 10/26 (Zoom interview)
42. 9/30 UCLA (email) - 10/18 (social), 10/19 PM or 10/20 AM (zoom)
43. 10/1 UCSF (email) - 10/28 or 10/29 (zoom)
44. 10/1 WVU (email) - 10/26 (zoom)
45. 10/2 UConn (email) - 10/22 or 10/23 Webex
46. 10/2 Detroit Mercy (email) - 11/5 or 11/6 (zoom)
47. 10/2 Jacksonville (email) - 10/12, 10/13, 10/14, social on 10/14 evening (online)
48. 10/2 Tufts (email) - 11/8 evening (info session) and 11/9 (zoom)
49. 10/2 UAB (email) - 10/8 or 10/9 (all via Zoom, with social night before)
50. 10/5 CWRU (email) - 10/28 and 10/29 via Zoom
51. 10/6 Rochester (email) - dates to follow via virtual
52. 10/6 Louisville
53. 10/6 Maimonides Medical (email) - 11/10 via virtual
54. 10/6 Temple (email) - Oct 26 or Nov 2 (zoom)
55. 10/7 Stony Brook (email) - Oct 29 (Zoom) and November 5th (zoom)
56. 10/9 Washington Medstar (phone) - Oct 16 (Zoom social) and Oct 17th (zoom interview)
57. 10/10 Harvard (email) - 10/26 (Zoom social), 10/27 (Zoom interview)
58. 10/10 Marquette (email) - 10/19, 10/20 (Zoom social) & 10/27, 10/30 (Zoom interview)
59. 10/12 Montefiore (email) - 10/21 or 10/23 (Zoom interview)
60. 10/14 USC (email) - 11/2 (Zoom interview)
61. 10/20 Howard (email) - 11/5 (Zoom interview)


Additional Programs that have sent out invites (no info about invite dates and interview dates):
- Augusta
- Mayo
 
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The PASS application has officially opened for the 2021 cycle. Let's use this thread to relay any information that we receive from ortho programs and ask questions. I'll start us off:

Does anyone have an updated list of programs that prohibit you from applying to non-match residencies and how is it enforced?



Previous thread for reference: **Official 2020 Ortho PASS/Interviews/Match/Non-Match**

I know UIC, Tennessee, Ohio, VCU, and Michigan are match exclusive. Anyone hear anything else?
 

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Anyone know which schools aren't participating in match? im finding conflicting information.

I think Loma Linda and Rochester aren't participating. I didn't see the former on the PASS and you have to submit a separate application through their website. I'm also not sure about Rochester, but I'm confident it wasn't MATCH for the last cycle as my upperclassman accepted a seat there outside of MATCH.
 

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Anyone applying to CTOR academy? They aren’t on the ADEA PASS search engine

 

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Anyone applying to CTOR academy? They aren’t on the ADEA PASS search engine

This academy doesn´t appear on the ADA list of accredited Ortho programs.
 
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Composite score or individual sections? How is a 322 (84 percentile composite)?
I assumed individual sections. If you look at the ETS percentile charts, you'd want these minimum scores (I put the associated percentiles in parenthesis): 151V (51%), 154QR (54%) and 4.0W (57%).

Ideal scores would be these scores or above: 156V (73%), 159QR (70%) and 4.5W (81%).
 
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Hello!

Does anyone know the official character limit for the personal statement? The instructions on ADEA.org say to limit to 5200 characters, however I believe these are old instructions as they still refer to the old (pre-2019) format of "copy-and-pasting" your essay into a text box. Since this new system allows you to upload your personal statement as a PDF, can they actually restrict character count?

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I have asked this question from ADEA and they stated there is no character limit for the personal statement unless the program that you are applying to has any instructions in regard to your personal statement .
 
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What is the ideal date to submit your application to PASS by? I remember with applying to dental school it was best to apply as soon as possible
 

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What is the ideal date to submit your application to PASS by? I remember with applying to dental school it was best to apply as soon as possible
Depending on programs but based on what I have heard from some program directors, earlier you submit it the better it is :)
I know there are programs that dont look at applications till they pass the deadline. I would submit my application as soon as possible though :)
 
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What is the ideal date to submit your application to PASS by? I remember with applying to dental school it was best to apply as soon as possible
Ortho programs send out their interview invites AFTER the application deadline. There may be a few that send out a few invites before the deadlines, but it's not that common. As long as your personal statement is excellent, it wouldn't hurt to submit it earlier. However, I wouldn't submit until EVERYTHING on the application has been reviewed thoroughly because once it's submitted to even one program, you can't really edit your application anymore. That was my experience a few years back, but it has changed now.
 
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Hi, I would like to get more information about ADAT. Most of the programs mention they "don't require" it, but they "accept" it. Wouldn't part I and II be adequate? Please let me know.
 
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Hi, I would like to get more information about ADAT. Most of the programs mention they "don't require" it, but they "accept" it. Wouldn't part I and II be adequate? Please let me know.

Programs don't need the ADAT. It's optional currently.
 

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I'm not sure, but I bet you could look at the AAO website and the PASS website to gauge which ones are non-PASS; eliminate schools mentioned in the PASS website from the AAO website and it should help create a list of potential programs for you.
 

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Oof, seems like nobody wanted to go there lol.
I wonder why. Oh, that’s right! Tuition alone is $300,000. Tack on at least another $100,000 for living expenses and accrued interest on your existing loans, and this program easily will run you $500,000+. This place is preying on people’s desperation to get into ortho.

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I wonder why. Oh, that’s right! Tuition alone is $300,000. Tack on at least another $100,000 for living expenses and accrued interest on your existing loans, and this program easily will run you $500,000+. This place is preying on people’s desperation to get into ortho.

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It's still maybe a bit cheaper than the USC ortho program
 

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Hey guys, just out of curiosity, do programs actually have access to information to find out whether you have applied to non-match programs? Or it is more of a matter of ethics and integrity rather than checking against the information they have access to?
 

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Hey guys, just a heads up I heard NYU Langone Orthodontics closed this year
 

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They are finishing the last year of residents, and closing June 2021, but incoming residents that were supposed to start this July were sol
 
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They are finishing the last year of residents, and closing June 2021, but incoming residents that were supposed to start this July were sol
Dang. Must’ve been a recent development I guess. The program contact emailed me back about a question just a few weeks ago and never mentioned anything.
 

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They are finishing the last year of residents, and closing June 2021, but incoming residents that were supposed to start this July were sol
I guess those incoming residents could apply for the post match spots in the Georgia program then?
 

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I guess those incoming residents could apply for the post match spots in the Georgia program then?
I don’t think anyone is gonna trade a 2 year paid residency for a 3 year 300k+ residency.
 
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Dang. Must’ve been a recent development I guess. The program contact emailed me back about a question just a few weeks ago and never mentioned anything.
I applied last year but didnt make the final cut. However I was contacted by them mid March, right before COVID started shutting places down. They said there might be an open spot and wanted to know if I was still available. Haven't heard anything since. Maybe someone was looking out for me...I could have made irreversible choices like quitting my job and selling my house by now. :( Hopefully they worked with other NY programs and they adopted the new residents.

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They are finishing the last year of residents, and closing June 2021, but incoming residents that were supposed to start this July were sol
That's what happened to me as well. I was offered an acceptance to a nonmatch program. I accepted the offer and withdrew from the match. And then 2 months later, I received the notice from the program that it would be closed permanently....and they refunded me my deposit money. I had to do a year of GPR and reapplied for ortho the following year.
 
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That's what happened to me as well. I was offered an acceptance to a nonmatch program. I accepted the offer and withdrew from the match. And then 2 months later, I received the notice from the program that it would be closed permanently....and they refunded me my deposit money. I had to do a year of GPR and reapplied for ortho the following year.

Just WOW!
Maybe there is something to be said about applying to Match only programs. I know Match holds the applicants responsible for following through with the match results...they likely do the same with the programs. Kind of like choosing banks that are FDIC insured to hold your money.
This really put things in perspective for me. Thanks charlestweed.
 
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Any program that is three years and makes you get an MS degree is prob more research heavy
 
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Just WOW!
Maybe there is something to be said about applying to Match only programs. I know Match holds the applicants responsible for following through with the match results...they likely do the same with the programs. Kind of like choosing banks that are FDIC insured to hold your money.
This really put things in perspective for me. Thanks charlestweed.
Even if this program participated in the match, I don't think my acceptance spot would have been secured either. You probably heard about the closure of Northwestern dental school in the late 90s. Northwestern accepted 3 people in my class: 2 (myself and another classmate of mine) for ortho and 1 for perio. The classmate, who got accepted to ortho with me, fought hard and he found a program that was willing to adopt him as an extra resident.....it's UIC, another program in Chicago. The classmate, who got accepted to perio, also found a spot at another program, UCSF perio. I was too timid to ask other programs to help me. I reapplied the following year and got accepted to another 24-month nonmatch program, that charged me $13k/year in tuition (vs Northwestern's $25k/year tuition).
 
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Hey past/current applicants, anyone know of any programs that require your undergrad transcripts to be sent in? And what about DAT scores?
 

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If you are talking about Bronxcare, then they emailed me this morning and said the only thing to send in is supplemental app, fee, and have ada email NDBE scores to them. DAT and transcripts are either not needed or done through the PASS application.

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I saw this thread (DAT scores and dental specialty), and was just wondering if there were any ortho programs that wanted DAT scores or transcripts. So they might through PASS?
 
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Speaking of undergrad transcripts, does anyone know if undergraduate grades affect our chances at acceptance into orthodontic residencies?
 

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Speaking of undergrad transcripts, does anyone know if undergraduate grades affect our chances at acceptance into orthodontic residencies?
I was wondering the same thing when I realized that most programs require your undergraduate transcripts. I did a little digging and it looks like it is one of the lower valued parameters by program directors when extending interviews and then again when ranking applicants according to a study done over a decade ago. It's my hope that our achievements throughout dental school outweigh any misdirection we may have had 5+ years ago - I did the bare minimum to get into dental school, but have since taken full advantage of the opportunities afforded me. If it's any consolation, I've heard the only time undergraduate transcripts really come into play are for 6-year OMFS residencies where the medical school may have stipulations regarding resident GPAs for pursuing the MD in addition to the certificate.
 
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Has anyone found information on whether orthodontic residency interviews will be virtual? I heard most endo residency and medical residency interviews will be online. Will this affect how many programs each person will apply to?
 
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