Physicians/Medical Students

To qualify for admission under this program, candidates must either have an M.D. degree (U.S. or non-U.S.) or at least two years of education in a U.S. medical school.

Application Requirements

To apply for admission with advanced standing, candidates must submit a complete application package in one mailing, no later than January 1 before the academic year of entry. The package must include the following:




  • If you chose to send a check please note that Canadian postal money orders cannot be accepted. All Checks must be drawn in U.S. Dollars and mailed to our admissions office; be sure to include your name and AADSAS number on the check.  Checks should be made out to “Columbia University”.  Candidates may request a fee waiver, but must supply documentation from their current financial aid officer that confirms their eligibility.
Send payment to:
College of Dental Medicine
630 West 168 Street
P&S 3-452
New York, NY 10032
  • Official transcripts for all undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate work. If transcripts are from schools outside the United States, applicants must include an official course-by-course evaluation from the World Education Service (WES). For more information on WES, please contact them directly at the following:

    World Education Service
    P.O. Box 745
    Old Chelsea Station
    (212) 966-6311
  • Letters of recommendation from one faculty member and the Academic Dean of the medical school attended, as well as one post-doctoral reference, if applicable.
  • Official results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):
    A minimum score of 100 is required on ibt. Call (609) 951-1100 or go to for more information on the test.
  • Official results of the USMLE Step 1,

    Additional application materials should be mailed to the following address:

    Columbia University
    College of Dental Medicine
    630 West 168th Street
    New York, NY 10032
    *Attn: Physicians/Medical Students

    Please note that incomplete applications or items sent separately will not be accepted.