Advanced Specialty Certificate Program
The 12-month General Practice Residency Program provides residents a broad range of experience as they rotate through oral surgery, emergency medicine, anesthesia, care for the disabled, and other disciplines. Approximately 60 percent of the resident’s time is devoted to delivery of oral health care.
Residents train under the supervision of the faculties of the Ostrow School of Dentistry and the Keck School of Medicine of USC, primarily at the LAC+USC Medical Center and the L.A. Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic. Some training is also conducted at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center and the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry.
The program is designed in conformance with the guidelines of the Council on Dental Education and the Commission on Accreditation of the American Dental Association. A certificate is awarded upon satisfactory completion of the program.
Any information on policies including the Blood-borne Pathogens or the Infectious Diseases policies are available upon request.
Note that this program does not accept international applicants.
Richard S. Green, DDS, MSEd, FACD
LAC+USC Medical Center
1100 N. State Street, A3C
Los Angeles, CA 93033
PASS deadline: November 1
Supplemental application deadline: November 1
How to Apply
The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC uses the American Dental Education Association’s Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) centralized application for its specialty certificate programs. Supplemental materials are not to be sent to the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry.
In addition to the PASS, all General Practice Residency Program applicants must submit the following supplemental materials to the USC Office of Dental Admissions, File No. 121452, Los Angeles, CA 90074-2145:
- A non-refundable processing fee of $85. To pay online, visit our Online Payment Portal. An email confirmation will be sent once payment is submitted. USC will also accept personal check, cashier check, or money order made payable to USC School of Dentistry. Please include your PASS ID number on the check or money order and mail to:
USC School of Dentistry
925 W. 34th Street, DEN 201
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0641
- Official undergraduate transcripts.
- Supplemental Application for USC GPR
- Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT) is not required for applicants.
This program also uses the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (Match) to help place residents.
Residents receive a monthly stipend during training.
Cost of Attendance
|Student Health Center Fee||$761|
|Dental Gown Usage Fee||$165|
|Topping Student Aid Fund||$16|
|Grad Student Programming Fee||$80|
|Grad Student Services Fee||$20|
|Total Direct Costs||$1,097|
|Allowances for Indirect Costs|
|Room and Board||$21,072|
|Estimated Cost of Attendance||$27,665|
U.S. Department of Education Disclosure
For certificate programs that meet federal Title IV eligibility, USC is required by the U.S. Department of Education to disclose certain Gainful Employment (GE) information. The following Gainful Employment Disclosure Template link provides information regarding related jobs, cost, loan debt and completion rate for the program:
|Dept of Labor Standard Occupational Classification Code:||29-1023|
|Dept of Labor Standard Occupational Profile:||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-1029.00|
|On-Time Completion Rate:||100%|
|Tuition and Fees:||$0|
|Equipment and Supplies:||$0|
|Job Placement Rate:||Not Available|
|Median Loan Debt|
Please note that all matriculating students must comply with the university’s health requirements.