|University and Faculty:||The University of Sydney
Faculty of Health Sciences
|Program:||Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)|
|University Location:||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|City Population:||4.6 million|
|International Student Population:||11,000|
|Campus Location:||Dental Hospital campus (Surry Hills, a suburb of Sydney) and Camperdown/ Darlington campus (main campus)|
|Program Duration:||Four years|
|Semester Intake:||February each year|
|Next Intake:||February 2014|
|Est. Annual Tuition:||$65,100 AUD (2014)|
|Est. Total Tuition:||$260,400 AUD (based on 2014 fees)|
|University of Sydney Agent:||OzTREKK educational services TP01544|
The University of Sydney's Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) is a graduate-entry dental program that focuses on teaching dental health with a strong emphasis on clinical skills. Throughout the four-year program, students develop their clinical skills through early patient-based teaching and are given the necessary foundations for independent learning through simulated exercises at a research hospital.
Responsibility and leadership skills are built upon in the early years of the Doctor of Dental Medicine as the program benefits from supervised learning outside the comfort of the university by the end of the second year of the program. Practical development outside of the faculty serves to bolster the clinical component of the dental program through immersion in the field, and by their final year students will have experience in Australian dentistry practices ranging from metropolitan clinics to rural hamlets.
Beginning in the first year and continuing throughout the dental program, postgraduate coursework is coupled with technical training. The comprehensive design of the Doctor of Dental Medicine assures students that they will have a complete and thorough knowledge of all aspects of the dental health profession, and throughout the program students will study modules covering tooth conservation, trauma, oral surgery, periodontology, and many others. Moreover, the University of Sydney's focus on comprehensive education affords students the unique opportunity to take an active role in their training by undertaking a research thesis during their second year and submitting their findings to an academic dentistry journal for publishing by the end of their final year.
The Doctor of Dental Medicine has been purposefully designed to adhere to the well-rounded course structure of the North American postgraduate dental school model, but has also maintained the sophisticated clinical training for which the University of Sydney has come to be renowned, giving students an applicable knowledge of dental health from the community to the laboratory.
Sydney's Dental School is about comprehensive learning, and embracing all the aspects of becoming a successful dentist. Sub-units integrate academic disciplines such as endodontics and orthodontics with the requisite training needed to evolve dental health knowledge into the highly specialized skills of a dental health professional.
Students seeking to pursue careers beyond simply practicing dentistry can learn about their options from the members of the several research initiatives housed in Sydney's Faculty of Dentistry including the "Cellular Molecular Pathology Research Unit," the "Jaw Function and Orofacial Pain Research Unit," and of course the world's oldest-named dental institute, Sydney's own "Institute of Dental Research."
Students studying dentistry in the Doctor of Dental Medicine program can rest assured that they are receiving a world-class education, and upon graduation, will have gained competitive credentials that will allow them to pursue their career goals back home in Canada with the addition of having the great experiences only found while studying abroad.
The internationalism espoused by the University of Sydney brings students from all around the globe to study in the Doctor of Dental Medicine, and the Faculty of Dentistry maintains academic relationships with other international dentistry schools in many other countries including China, France, Japan and the United States.
A student at the University of Sydney has access to one of the finest campuses in all of academia and just outside the sandstone classrooms is Sydney itself, a global metropolis that offers culture and a much-needed break from the rigours of the Doctor of Dental Medicine!
The University of Sydney's Doctor of Dental Medicine degree is accredited by the Australian Dental Council and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.
Additionally, the National Dental Examining Board of Canada NDEB) recognizes the reciprocal agreement between the Australian Dental Council and the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada, which allows accredited graduates of either body to practice dentistry in Australia or Canada. For Canadian students studying at the University of Sydney, this means that they will return home and follow the same process as Canadian domestic graduates with licensure being granted after successfully sitting the National Dental Examination Board of Canada.
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Admission for international applicants to the Sydney Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program is based on the following criteria:
NEW: Master's Degree by Coursework Sydney Dental School have decided to trial including the results from coursework master degrees in the calculation of the GPA. The trial will be limited to international applicants who are applying in 2013 for enrolment in the Sydney dentistry program in 2014. During the trial, international applicants who hold a master's degree by coursework as well as a bachelor's degree will be permitted to either
The GPA will be calculated on the last three full-time years, or six semesters, of the most recent bachelor's degree, including an honours year if undertaken. Postgraduate research or coursework qualifications are excluded from the GPA calculation. There is no standardized GPA scale used by Canadian universities, and grading systems differ among post-secondary institutions here in Canada.
Students from a wide variety of undergraduate studies are welcome and encouraged to apply.Program Prerequisite
Candidates are required to have completed a human biological science subject at a credit level, equivalent to the University of Sydney unit of study "Human Biology" (BIOL1003). This may be achieved as part of the undergraduate degree or may be studied on a non-degree basis through a winter or summer school program. A degree in medical science will be deemed equivalent.
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Students must achieve a minimum performance in one of the following admissions tests:
Most Canadian applicants choose to sit the Medical Colleges Admission Test (MCAT) or the DAT. Any of the tests are acceptable, and there is no need to sit more than one of the above.
The minimum scores required to be considered for an interview:
Admission Tests Information
International applicants to the Sydney DMD may write either the Canadian DAT, U.S. DAT, or MCAT.
In order to meet the Sydney DMD application deadline of July 7, 2013 for the 2014 intake, applicants must have valid admissions test results at the time of application.
Admission Tests Deadlines for Sydney DMD 2014 Intake:
Test scores will not be considered if the exam results are more than 2 years old.
International applications will be processed only if all criteria are complete at the time of lodging an application (i.e., completed bachelor's degree and successfully achieving the required score in one of the above-mentioned admission entry tests).
University of Sydney Agent: OzTREKK educational services TP01544
Application deadline for the 2014 intake: July 7, 2013. (Applications are closed.)
Total number of spaces: approximately 80
Total number of spaces for international students: 15-25
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Adam Smith