COVID-19 Update - August 19, 2020
At the UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry International Dental Education Program, the well-being and safety of our applicants, students, and staff are our top priority. As we continue to monitor the evolving impact of COVID-19, we have decided to conduct our interviews and skills assessments virtually. Details will be provided upon interview acceptance. For additional information see the Interview and Skills Testing Phase information here: https://dental.uthscsa.edu/idep/how.php
Since jurisdictions across the country and world continue to keep schools closed, limit large gatherings and use other measures to create social distancing to minimize the spread of COVID-19, we only have minimal staff working in the office. Unfortunately, this slows our ability to process mail and applications. We are also very aware that applicants are having challenges with receiving and mailing transcripts, taking required standardized test such as national boards; all leading to delays in applicants’ ability to meet our deadline. For this reason, we have extended our application deadline to September 1, 2020 and will also now accept the TOEFL iBT Special Home edition. We have also extended the deadline to receive official transcripts to October 16, 2020. If you are called in for an interview but we do not receive your official transcripts by October 16, 2020, you will not be eligible for the second interview round and bench test.
We are closely monitoring guidance from the World Health Organization, the CDC, and state and local authorities, and will provide you with updates as new information becomes available