Georgia School of Orthodontics is currently accepting applications for our Orthodontic Residency Program Class of 2025 and our Orthodontic Fellowship Program Class of 2022.
We are now certified to enroll F-1 nonimmigrant students. Please see the “International Residents” section below for additional requirements for applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
The Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics earned the status of “Approval without Reporting Requirements” from the Commission on Dental Accreditation in August 2019. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. For more information regarding this process, you may contact the Commission on Dental Accreditation at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.
Take the next step in your dental education with Georgia School of Orthodontics. Our thirty-six month Orthodontic Residency Program offers state-of-the-art clinical training and preeminent didactic education in our two Atlanta-based facilities.
All prospective residents should review the areas below and apply through our Resident Application Portal. International residents should pay careful attention to the additional documents required to process your applications.
Georgia School of Orthodontics participates in the ADEA’s Postdoctoral Application Support Service Program (“PASS”). This is a centralized application service that can be accessed via the ADEA’s website at http://adea.org/pass. All applications must be completed on the PASS platform by our application deadline of October 1, 2021. Applications received after the deadline will not be processed.
Those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted shortly after the PASS cycle closes, with interviews to be held in mid to late October. GSO will be participating in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (“Match”) for this admissions cycle. Applicants must also register with Match in order to be considered. More information can be found on their website at http://natmatch.com/dentres.
GSO is now offering a Fellowship Program as an optional precursor to its Orthodontic Residency Program. Due to the combined effects of the pandemic, the desire to study remotely, and overwhelming demand for its residency spots, GSO will roll-out its online non-accredited Fellowship Program on October 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022.
The Fellowship Program will be delivered through the School’s state-of-the-art online portal. Over the past several years, GSO has committed and successfully accomplished building an online resident portal that delivers an interactive experience through filmed course lectures, video conferencing with live demonstrations, online testing, faculty and resident discussion boards, and much more. Participants will also be required to complete wire-bending exercises that will be mailed back for evaluation.
The Fellowship Program permits students to complete an intense orthodontic curriculum with a guaranteed pathway to residency. Successful completion of all Fellowship coursework, passage of the GSO Fellowship Exam, and exhibiting proper professionalism and merit throughout the course of the Program will lead to priority review and acceptance into the School’s Orthodontic Residency Program for the Fall of 2022. However, acceptance will be contingent upon meeting all of GSO’s application requirements for the Orthodontic Residency Program, including completing an application and submitting all of the required documentation. All applicants must demonstrate financial resources adequate to cover the cost of the tuition, program fees, and living expenses for all three years. Because of this, we strongly encourage Fellowship applicants interested in entering the School’s next residency class to review the requirements for admission into GSO’s Orthodontic Residency Program found on the Admissions page. Fellowship participants who do not meet all of these admission requirements will not be accepted into the residency program.
Whether you are a graduating dental student or a practicing dentist reeling from the effects of COVID, GSO welcomes you to apply now and begin the first step to your career in orthodontics.
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