The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Program for Advanced Standing Students (UMN PASS) is a 29-month program for graduates of dental schools outside of the United States and Canada, who seek to practice dentistry in the U.S.

Our program is designed to facilitate a smooth transition into the US Dental profession and allowing for a long and successful dental career. We offer a strong INTEGRATED program whereby UMN PASS students receive the same clinical education as any other student graduating from University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.   This integrated curriculum allows our UMN PASS students receive a world class education the University of Minnesota has to offer.

The UMN PASS has joined the ADEA CAAPID starting in 2019.

The Application Cycle for the UMN PASS (2020-2022) class will begin on March 1, 2019. The streamlined process will be:

     1. Apply through ADEA CAAPID

     2. Complete and Submit Application Form to UMN PASS Program.

For questions, please contact UMN PASS Administrative Assistant Janet Campanaro at

Application form

Contact Information

UMN PASS Virtual Information Session

Rainer Adarve

Join us on January 15 or February 15 from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. US Central Time.

During this session, UMN PASS Director Dr. Rainer M. Adarve will be sharing details regarding the program and the unique experience in the learning environment. Participants will have the opportunity to have their questions answered in real time by the Director Dr. Adarve and Program Assistant Ms Janet Campanaro.

Please fill out the brief form below to let us know of your interests in joining the session. More details and the link to join the session will be shared by email closer to the date of the session.

UMN PASS Info Session RSVP