Clinical Preceptorship Programs

Clinical Preceptorship Programs

 

The following program outlines are under review and may be revised for additional clarification at our discretion.

PROGRAM OUTLINES

Department of Endodontics
ENDODONTICS
Applications for July 2021 will be accepted between Sept. 16 and Dec. 15, 2020

Department of Orthodontics
ORTHODONTICS
Applications for July 2021 will be accepted between Sept. 16 and Dec. 15, 2020

Departments of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
PERIODONTICS & RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY
Applications for July 2021 will be accepted between Sept. 16 and Dec. 15, 2020

Department of Restorative Dentistry
RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY
Applications for July 2021 will be accepted between Sept. 16 and Dec. 15, 2020

Department of Diagnostic Sciences

DIAGNOSTIC SCIENCES
includes information for 5-1/2 month program
Applications for the July 2021 11-Month program will be accepted between Sept. 16 and Dec. 15, 2020.
Applications for 5-1/2 month program are due prior to March 1st for July 1st start, and prior to August 15 for January 2nd start.

OROFACIAL PAIN
includes information for 5-1/2 month program
Applications for the July 2021 11-Month program will be accepted between Sept. 16 and Dec. 15, 2020
Applications for 5-1/2 month program are due prior to March 1st for July 1st start, and prior to August 15 for January 2nd start.

ORAL MEDICINE
Includes information for 5-1/2 and 3 month programs
Applications for the July 2021 11-Month program will be accepted between Sept. 16 and Dec. 15, 2020
Applications for 5-1/2 month program are due prior to March 1st for July 1st start, and prior to August 15 for January 2nd start.
Applications for 3 month programs are due same as above for July and January start dates, and prior to Oct. 15 for March 1 start and prior to May 1 for September 1 start.

ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL RADIOLOGY
includes information for 5-1/2 and 3 month programs
Applications for the July 2021 11-Month program will be accepted between Sept. 16 and Dec. 15, 2020
Applications for 5-1/2 month program are due prior to March 1st for July 1st start, and prior to August 15 for January 2nd start.
Applications for 3 month programs are due same as above for July and January start dates, and prior to Oct. 15 for March 1 start and prior to May 1 for September 1 start.


Bench Testing Preparatory Course in Restorative Dentistry for International Dentists
Next dates:  TBD (usually one week in July.)


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

APPLICATIONS

 Click here for Application form

  • Tip: This is an interactive form, save it to your computer before typing in information. Then save it again before printing it. Please do not try to alter the form.
  • We do not accept Email or other electronic submissions.
  • Completed application form, all required documentation and application fee (see note below regarding fee payment) are to be mailed or sent by express mail to address on page 4 of the application form.
  • Submit all required documents in the same package.  Note: submitted documents become the property of Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.
  • Incomplete applications will not be submitted for department review until all required information is provided.
  • Do not staple documents. Please use one or two paperclips to secure all paperwork. Plastic sleeves and extra envelopes are also not necessary.
  • If you need verification that your package was delivered, we recommend that you use a delivery service that can track it. Due to the volume of applications, plus other responsibilities we have, it is not possible to reply to emails requesting verification that it was received. You will receive a receipt by email for your application fee.
  • Do not include certificates for one-day courses. Your continuing education activities should be listed in your CV.
  • TOEFL code for Rutgers School of Dental Medicine – 2584. It would be helpful if you would request original paper reports, it will help to save time as the reports sent via the code address do not come directly to us.

Application Deadlines

  • All programs have limited enrollment.
  • Applications for the eleven month Clinical Preceptorship programs (starting July 1, 2021) may be sent between September 16, 2020 and December 15, 2020.
  • We might accept late applications, but initial acceptances will be done early and may close the program to new applications. See notations at top of page for status of programs.
  • Short-term Preceptorship programs start dates are:
    • For 5-1/2 months – January 2 and July 1 of each year.
    • For 3 months – January 2, March 1, July 1 and September 1 of each year.
    • Complete application must be received a minimum of four (4) months prior to desired start date.
    • Note: start dates cannot be guaranteed. Preference for available space is given to the 11 month Clinical Preceptorship participants first, then participants for 5-1/2 month programs.
  • Applicants submitting applications with less than 2½ months to the expected start date must be fully compliant with their immunization and health requirements before they will receive the formal acceptance package.

 Application Fees

  • Application fees are Non-Refundable.
  • If you apply for more than one program, there is a fee for each application.
  • For payment by check we accept:  bank checks paid in U.S. dollars, money orders, and personal checks if it is from a U.S. bank.
  • For your convenience we now also accept online payments for application fees for our Continuing Dental Education programs. We accept MasterCard, Visa and Discover.
  • Click Here to Pay Online  (Course title will have “Clinical Preceptorship Application Fees” in it.)
  • One more step…  Let us know you made the payment.   Email us at: cde@sdm.rutgers.edu.
    Type “Application Fee” in the subject line, and include how and when the application was sent. And, please sign your email with the full name you have on the application, not a nickname.

TUITION

Tuition Deposits

  • Deposits are non-refundable.
  • For most of the eleven month Clinical Preceptorship Programs the deposit amount is $3,500 U.S. Deposit for the Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry program is $5,000 U.S.
  • For the shorter length (5-1/2 and 3 months) Preceptorship programs the deposit amount is $2,000 U.S.
  • Payment may be made with a bank/cashier’s check, money order, or by wire transfer (for international payments only.)
  • The deposit is applied to the total tuition due, it is not an additional fee.
  • Deadline for receipt of the deposit is 10 business days from the date of the pre-acceptance notification.  The formal acceptance package will be sent after the deposit is received.
  • Note: the formal acceptance package is the document international participants will use to apply for an F-1 visa. Visit the Rutgers Global website (see link below) for more information.
  • Due to time constraints, all correspondence from us is done by email. If you need to contact us, please use cde@sdm.rutgers.edu. Please do not call our office.

Tuition

  • See program outlines for actual tuition for each offering.
  • Payment of the tuition balance is due one month prior to the start date of the program.
  • We do NOT offer payment plans for our programs.

Cancellation Policy

  • Please see last page of Clinical Preceptorship program outline for the cancellation policy.

 

IMMUNIZATION AND HEALTH

All continuing education Clinical Preceptors must be cleared by Rutgers’ Student Health Services prior to starting their programs. The official form with instructions will be sent to you with your acceptance letter. Please note, continuing education participants are not eligible to use the University’s student health clinics, you have to use your own doctor.

  • AVOID SURPRISES, review this CHECK LIST now with your doctor.
  • Applicants submitting applications with less than 2½ months to the expected start date must be fully compliant with their immunization and health requirements before they will receive the formal acceptance package.

 

Rutgers Global – International Student and Scholar Services

Click here to visit their website

Scroll down to Additional Information and click on “Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)”

Your source for information and forms required for International Students on F-1 or J-2 visas.
Please note, B1/B2 and F-2 visas are not eligible for full-time educational programs.

FAQ:
   OPT or CPT – per Rutgers Global continuing education participants are not eligible for these opportunities.
   I-20s – you will work with Rutgers Global to obtain your form. Please use link above for more details.

UNIVERSITY POLICIES

 

OTHER RESOURCES

CPR Training:
Online courses are not accepted. Certification must be completed before your start date.
For your convenience, visit these websites for to find a course:

Health Insurance:
Having health insurance is a requirement to participate in any kind of clinical activities at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. As CDE participants are not eligible for the school’s student health insurance plan, you will have to provide your own. You can choose the insurance level that will meet your needs, but the company needs to be one that has offices in the United States. You should get a few quotes and do some research on the companies. The insurance must remain valid for the duration of your program.

If you are a member of NAFSA – click here for a list of Health Insurance Companies on the NAFSA website.
Note – NAFSA doesn’t endorse these companies, but it’s a starting point.

Rutgers Department of Transportation Services  (link to Parking Rules & Regulations)
Information on obtaining parking permission will be shared prior to your program start date. There is a fee for parking on campus.

To ride the Rutgers campus shuttle buses you must show a current Rutgers ID card.
The routes include stops at Newark Penn Station and the Broad Street Station in Newark.

Click here for a map of the RBHS Newark Campus

Office of Housing & Residence Life  Visit website for more information.

Click here for other Housing Recommendations from Rutgers Housing Office
Please note, the RBHS Newark on-campus housing is only available with a year-long lease and space may not be available.

These links may help if you wish to look outside of Newark for housing:
NJ Transit – home page   |   NJ Transit – Rail System Map

These are only suggestions, you can choose other options. You should also do a Google search for apartments to rent in Society Hill or University Heights in Newark. Those locations are close to our campus.

CastleBranch.com – Background Check, instructions are sent when applicant is accepted into program.


CONTACT US

By Email: cde@sdm.rutgers.edu

By Mail: 110 Bergen Street – B701, Newark, NJ 07103

Visits to the Continuing Dental Education office at
the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine are by appointment only.