Competitive Candidate Profile

Although there is no formula to ensure admittance to the International Dentist Program, it is in your best interest to demonstrate to the admissions committee whichever of the following key attributes you possess.

We desire that each Dental Medicine student:

  • Is academically prepared to succeed in our rigorous professional program.
  • Displays integrity, compassion and respect.
  • Is flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Is well-rounded with diverse educational and life experiences.
  • Has demonstrated an interest and involvement in the community.
  • Has knowledge of and has experienced opportunities in an oral health care setting.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills, including being proficient in English writing, speaking, and comprehension.
  • Has a good understanding of both the dental profession and WesternU.
  • Participates in community-based education and service learning projects.
  • Embraces life-long learning.
Woman receives dental care and treatment from Western University of Health Sciences’ College of Dental Medicine students Melanie Villalobos and Ben Nguyen, DMD ’15, along with supervising assistant professor Effuah Harris, DDS, at the Dental Center.