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Preceptorship Opportunities

Preceptorships at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health are intended for dentists who wish to increase their knowledge through didactics and observation of patient care.

Preceptees engage in didactic courses, seminars, workshops and conferences, carry out independent research, and are exposed to comprehensive dental instruction through an intensive observership experience. Upon completion of program requirements, the Preceptee is awarded a Certificate of Completion issued by the Eastman Institute for Oral Health.

Qualified dentists are welcome to apply for 6, 11 or 12 month Preceptorships in the following areas:  Community Dentistry, General Dentistry, Orofacial Pain, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (12 months only), Periodontics, and Prosthodontics.

Preceptorship combined with MS Degree Program   

This program is primarily for dental school graduates from countries other than the US and Canada who seek an intensive study, research and clinical observation experience over 24 months. 


Candidates for admission must be qualified graduates in dentistry (D.D.S., D.M.D., or non-U.S. equivalent) prior to matriculation.  Minimum GPA of 3.50 on a 4.00 scale.  TOEFL iBT taken within 2 years of application date with a - score of 85 or higher is required to be considered for a Preceptorship. 

International dentists who require visa sponsorship will be provided with the documentation needed to apply for the  F-1 Student visa.

Application Requirements

  • Online application
  • Non-refundable $195 application fee
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • WES ICAP evaluation required for schools outside the US and Canada
  • Letters of recommendation (3)
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume   
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 85 or higher, as applicable (institution code 9487)

Application Deadline

January 1 for July 1 start date (6- , 11- and 12-month programs)

August 1 for January 1 start date (6-month program)

Tuition and Fees




6-month Preceptorship

  • Starts June and January

 $ 24,800

$330 Mandatory Health Fee

$1,338 Student Health Insurance Plan

$100 Health Professions Fee

11-month or 12-month Preceptorship

  • Starts June

 $ 33,480

$764 Mandatory Health Fee

$100 Health Professions Fee

$3,492 University of Rochester Student Health Insurance Plan (Non GME Residents, Students, and Preceptees) (AETNA single coverage; can be waived with comparable coverage)

Additional Expenses

Resources for financial assistance for preceptorships are not available, therefore, it is imperative that applicants understand financial requirements before applying. Tuition, fees, books and supplies, room and board, travel and all other miscellaneous expenses are among the expenses that must be planned for during a preceptorship.

Preceptorships Open Many Doors!  Here’s what  former Preceptees said about the experience:

MDr. Moustafa Youssefoustafa Youssef traveled from Egypt to participate in a Preceptorship. "I was surprised at the level of teamwork and the preceptee experience fueled by my desire to get into the program even more," he said. "I promised myself I would not lose this opportunity to be one of Dr. Malmstrom's student."  

Full story here


Vinisha Ranna, B.D.S., D.D.S.

Eleven-month General Dentistry Preceptee, 2016

PreceptorThe experience was great! The faculty were friendly and extremely helpful. I found the didactic courses especially informative. The materials taught were always up-to-date and evidence based. I greatly appreciated that I could participate in all the conferences and hands-on courses that were organized for the residents.

While I was observing and assisting, the program gave me an incredible opportunity to conduct research. My understanding and application of dental research was significantly augmented during the course. I am excited to analyze the results of a study on dental problems in recreational SCUBA divers I conducted while at Eastman. I was amazed at the excellent assistance system there is in place, with the librarians, program secretaries, and auxiliary personnel. The study was conducted online and was even featured in British Dental Journal.

I am currently a resident in the 6-year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. The preceptorship program enabled me to contribute towards research and helped me reach my goal of training as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. I am grateful to have had the incredible opportunity to be preceptee at Eastman.”

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