USC University of Southern California

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

General Practice

Advanced Education 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 Herman 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.

USC GPR Brochure

Program Director

Dr. Rebecca Dayanim
LAC+USC Medical Center
1100 N. State Street, A3C
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Application Deadlines

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, 925 W. 34th Street, DEN 201, Los Angeles, CA 90089:

  • A non-refundable processing fee of $85 ($145 for international applicants). To pay online, visit our Online Payment Portal.  An email confirmation will be sent once payment is submitted.
  • 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.


Stipend amount: $53,031.84

Benefits package: $18,031.00

Cost of Attendance

GPR 2019-2020
Direct Costs 
Tuition $0
Health Insurance $2,118
Student Health Center Fee $733*
Disability Insurance $53
Topping Student Aid Fund $16
Grad Student Programming Fee $86
Total Direct Costs $3,006
Allowances for Indirect Costs
Room and Board $22,272
Transportation $2,760
Personal/Misc $3,240
Total Indirect Costs  $28,272
Estimated Cost of Attendance $31,278

*= Fall and Spring fees only. Summer fees to be determined.

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:
On-Time Completion Rate: 100%
Tuition and Fees: $0
Equipment and Supplies: $0
Job Placement Rate: Not Available
Median Loan Debt
  Federal: Zero
  Private: Zero
  Other: Zero

Financial Aid

Click here to learn more about financial aid options or click here for information on how to inform the Financial Aid Office of any changes in circumstance that might affect your eligibility.

Health Requirements

Please note that all matriculating students must comply with the university’s health requirements.