General Practice Residency Program

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General Practice Residency Program in Dentistry

Location

Location

  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Place Mercantile
  • 2001 McGill College Avenue, Suite 500
  • Montreal QC H3A 1G1
  • Canada
  • Telephone: 514-398-7203, ext. 094406
  • Fax: 514-398-8900
  • Email: assunta.pompeo [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/dentistry

About General Practice Residency Program

About General Practice Residency Program

The GPR program offers advanced postgraduate training in all aspects of general practice dentistry. Residents are exposed to a wide variety of dental and related medical specialities. The program also includes practical training in oral conscious sedation and certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

General Practice Residency Program

McGill University has been training leaders in dentistry in Canada, the United States and other countries for over 100 years. The Faculty of Dentistry's General Practice Residency Program is the largest in the country with a current enrolment of 21. Throughout this one-year training program, residents will be exposed to a broad multidisciplinary approach to clinical practice. Our dental clinics are located at three sites in downtown Montreal. Two of the sites are within the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). They are currently located at:

  • Montreal General Hospital – Adult Site (MUHC, Adult Site)
  • Montreal Children’s Hospital (MUHC, MCH)
  • Jewish General Hospital (JGH)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated May. 30, 2016) (disclaimer)

General Practice Residency Program Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

General Practice Residency Program in Dentistry Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Graduates from CDA- (Canadian Dental Association) and ADA- (American Dental Association) approved dental schools are eligible to apply. Successful candidates:

  • must have received or be in the final year of a course of study leading to a Doctorate in Dental Surgery (D.M.D./D.D.S.) or an equivalent program;
  • must be in receipt of this degree by the time of registration in the first year of the program;
  • who are not graduates of Quebec dental schools will apply to the Order of Dentists of Quebec for a temporary permit restricting practice to the teaching hospital involved.

Narrative transcripts are not acceptable.

Selection of residents is based on academic standing and personal interviews. Applicants must be graduates of an accredited Canadian or U.S. dental school and be eligible for licensure in Quebec.

Candidates who have not graduated from high school in the province of Quebec must have successfully fulfilled the French language requirements of the Office québécois de la langue française before applying. For more information, please consult www.mcgill.ca/dentistry/programs/language-proficiency.

Further details may be obtained by contacting the General Practice Residency Program Coordinator at assunta.pompeo [at] mcgill.ca.

Application Procedures

Application Procedures

All applications to the GPR program must be completed online. The application period starts on August 15 and ends September 30; for more information, see www.mcgill.ca/dentistry/general-residency-program/apply-now.

See www.mcgill.ca/applying for detailed application procedures.

Note: All applications for the GPR program must be completed online. Do not use uApply to apply, as this is a post-graduate program.

Supporting Documents

Applicants are required to use the document upload feature on Minerva to ensure their documents are added to their file. All documents can be uploaded except for letters of reference; these need to be sent in PDF format directly by the referees (using a professional email address) to assunta.pompeo [at] mcgill.ca. Do NOT mail or fax a copy of the documents that you have already uploaded to your application—doing so will slow down the review of your application.

Official copies of transcripts can be sent to the McGill Documentation Centre:

  • McGill University – Enrolment Services
  • Student Records
  • 3415 McTavish Street
  • Room MS 13
  • Montreal QC H3A 0C8
  • CANADA

Please be sure to include your McGill I.D. number on ALL supporting documents.

  1. Official Transcripts of all previous university education

    Applicants may upload a copy of their unofficial transcript via Minerva. If offered admission, at that time, students must make arrangements with their college and/or university to send official transcripts to McGill.

    Important: Official transcripts sent to McGill University become the property of the University and will not be returned or forwarded to other institutions.

    Current McGill University students are not required to send transcripts by mail. McGill's admitting office obtains these directly. All other applicants must make arrangements with their college and/or university to send official transcripts to McGill.

  2. A Minimum of Three Reference Reports or Letters
    • One from the Dean of your School
    • Two letters of reference from the Dental professors (referees) who are familiar with your academic ability and who have agreed to provide references

    Your referees can submit EITHER a Reference Letter OR a Confidential Reference Report. If your referees choose to submit a Confidential Report, then you should send them a copy of the Confidential Reference Report [.pdf] (available at www.mcgill.ca/dentistry/general-residency-program/supporting-documents) to your referees to be completed. Please note that Confidential Reference Reports cannot be uploaded on Minerva as they need to be sent directly by your referees (see instructions above). The reports must be sent in PDF format directly by the referee via a professional email address to assunta.pompeo [at] mcgill.ca.

  3. Personal Statement

If applying to multiple sites, a separate personal statement is required for the MUHC Montreal Children's Hospital and should be addressed to: Dr. Jaime Greenspoon, Program Director (Department of Dentistry), 1040 Atwater Street, Montreal, QC, H3Z 1X3. This letter must be uploaded in Minerva.

An email notification needs to be sent to the GPR Program Coordinator notifying her of your application to the Montreal Children's Hospital.

Note: All documents submitted to McGill University in support of an application to be admitted, including, but not limited to transcripts, diplomas, letters of reference and test scores (in paper or electronic format), become the property of McGill University and will not be returned to the applicant or forwarded to another institution.

Make sure to include your name and McGill ID number with each submission.

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines

All applications to the GPR program must be completed online. The application period starts on August 15 and ends September 30; for more information, see www.mcgill.ca/dentistry/general-residency-program/apply-now.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated May. 16, 2016) (disclaimer)

Certificate (Cert.) General Practice Residency Program (Dentistry)

The General Practice Residency (GPR) program offers advanced postgraduate training in all aspects of general practice dentistry. Residents are exposed to a wide variety of dental and related medical specialities. The program also includes practical training in oral conscious sedation and certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). ...

For more information, see Certificate (Cert.) General Practice Residency Program (Dentistry) (52 credits).

Faculty of Dentistry—2016-2017 (last updated May. 30, 2016) (disclaimer)