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Application Process

A person from the Orthodontics Residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, discussed with a patient a model of a mouth.


One position is available on a competitive basis each year in the Orthodontics Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota.


To apply to this program, you must be a graduate of an accredited American or Canadian school of dentistry and be eligible for licensure in the State of Minnesota.

Once appointed to a Mayo graduate medical education program, residents must obtain a Minnesota Resident License or a Minnesota Dental License. Information regarding the application process for these licenses will be provided once an appointment is made.

Also see general admissions requirements for Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.

How to apply

The academic year begins in July.

The application and all supporting documentation must be submitted by Aug. 1 of the year preceding the program start date.

You must apply through the ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service (ADEA PASS), a third-party application service.

  1. Visit the ADEA PASS website. All applications to Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education programs must include these application materials.
  2. Appointments are made through the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program, which is sponsored by National Matching Services. You must register for the match in addition to applying through ADEA PASS.
  3. Applicants considered for an appointment will be invited to visit Mayo Clinic for a personal interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are conducted in October and November each year.

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