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How to Apply

We appreciate your interest in applying to our program. In this section you will find information on specific application requirements for the externship, internship, and residency programs.


Applications are submitted through PASS and should be submitted by their set deadline each year.

All supplemental materials should be sent to the department directly by Sept. 1 of each year.

Application for Admission to the Residency Program

The program participates in the Postdoctoral Application Support Services (PASS) of the American Association of Dental Schools as well as the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program.

You may obtain your PASS application by writing to the following address:

Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS)
American Dental Education Association
1400 K Street NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005
617.612.2065 (PASS Customer Service)
800.353.2237 (Toll-Free Customer Service)

Please note that in addition to the PASS application, we request a 2x2 inch photograph for identification purposes, and an official transcript from the applicant’s undergraduate institution.

Please note that all applicants who do not have a numeric score on Part 1 of dental boards are required to take the National Board of Medical Examiners Comprehensive Basic Science Examination. This test is offered through AAOMS and further information can be found at

Applicants with numeric board scores from Part 1 are not required to take the NBME CBSE.

Mail additional application material to:

Dr. Steven Fletcher, DDS
Oral and Maxillofacial Residency Program Director
51374, PFP
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242

Final acceptance requires a personal interview.