Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Preparatory Course

2022 Winter Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Preparatory Course.

Registration opens August 25, 2021

Western University Covid-19 Vaccination Policy: To Attend in person PLA Prep clinic sessions and the PLA Exam, it is mandatory to provide us with your proof of vaccination along with your government ID.

The Prior Learning Assessment Preparatory Course (PLA Prep Course) is required in order to participate in the Schulich Dentistry PLA Exam, which is part of the admission process for the Internationally Trained Dentists (ITD) Program. It is limited to approximately 100 participants.

The course covers topics related to cariology, radiology, pharmacology and operative dentistry (lectures and simulation clinic training). This course aligns with Schulich Dentistry’s strategic plan, which aims to strengthen students’ knowledge and critical thinking at a pre-clinical level, as they enter the School.

In order to register for the PLA Prep Course, a registration number is required. You will receive a registration number once your application package to the ITD Program is received and confirmed complete. Application to the ITD Program begins August 25 to October 25, 2021. Please see the ITD Program website for detailed admission requirements and processes.

All lectures will be delivered asynchronous and online. This will give participants the flexibility to complete the assignments within a specific time period. The participants will be divided into two cohorts for the in-person clinical sessions. These methods of delivery are to ensure everyone’s safety and to minimize travel to London, Ontario.

For the in-person pre-clinical sessions, you will be given the option to register for your preferred cohort dates. However, Schulich Dentistry reserves the right to re-allocate participants due to circumstances beyond our control. All Clinical sessions are from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cohort A:
Saturday, January 22, 2022
Sunday, January 23, 2022
Saturday, January 29, 2022
Sunday, January 30, 2022
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Cohort B:
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Sunday, February 6, 2022
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Sunday, February 13, 2022
Saturday, March 12, 2022
Sunday, March 13, 2022

Tuition: $8,549 + HST. A deposit of $4,000 is due upon registration. The final balance is due before before October 25, 2021. Note: Payment in full will reserve your spot in the course. There is a $350 administration fee for any cancellations. No refunds issued after October 25, 2021.

PLA Exam: Friday, March 18 or Saturday, March 19, 2022. (Sunday March 20, 2022 if needed).

The one-day PLA Exam is held after successful completion of the PLA Preparatory Course. This is a mandatory assessment of clinical skills required in order to be considered for entrance into the ITD Program. Details will be provided in early 2022.