How to Apply


Applicants who have completed a course of study at an American Dental Association (ADA)-accredited dental school, and who have graduated with a DDS or DMD are eligible to apply.

Internationally trained dental graduates should meet the following criteria:

  • Have completed 2 additional years of a CODA-accredited dental program earning a DDS or DMD.
  • Have an Educational Credential Evaluation of your transcripts submitted with your application.
  • Have passed the National Board of Dental Education Part I and Part II exams.
  • Are eligible for a Michigan Educational Limited Dental License.
  • Are H-1B visa eligible. For more about visa requirements at U-M, contact the U-M International Center.

The University of Michigan Hospital Dentistry General Practice Residency program is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

Learn more about eligibility and our selection policy (PDF) →


House Officer benefits are negotiated between the University Hospital and the House Officers Association. House Officers are eligible to select from a number of health plan coverage options, which include a prescription drug plan: health maintenance organization (HMOs), preferred provider organization (PPOs), and traditional ‘fee-for-service’ plans. Other insurance plans available include dental, vision, legal, long-term disability, life, flexible spending, retirement, business travel accident, MHealthy rewards and MHealthy wellness programs. Further details on plan coverage can be found at:


The University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and tremendous benefits to our residents/fellows. An overview of salary, benefits and employment eligibility is available on the GME Office website, under “Prospective Residents/Fellows”. 

Learn more on the GME Office website →

How to Apply

The General Practice Residency Program does not participate in the Match. You must apply to our program through PASS.

Applications are due Oct 1st.

Please submit a 2x2 photo and include your name on the back of the photo, which can be submitted to the program at:

Program Administrator
University of Michigan
1515 E. Hospital Drive
Towsley Center G1218, SPC 5222
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5222

Licensure Disclosure

The University of Michigan School of Dentistry Hospital Dentistry General Practice Residency program is accredited by the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

The University of Michigan School of Dentistry Hospital Dentistry General Practice Residency program was designed to satisfy educational prerequisites to licensure for dentistry only in the state of Michigan. It has not been determined whether educational prerequisites to licensure would be satisfied in other states.

Students should consult the dental board in their state to confirm if the degree from University of Michigan School of Dentistry meets the criteria for professional licensure in their state. Contact information for the state dental boards can be found at the American Dental Association.