Upon graduation from the College of Dental Medicine-Illinois, the Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree is granted. The usual length of the course of study is 4 academic years. The curriculum consists of 2 years of primarily didactic and preclinical instruction with clinical introductory experiences followed by 2 years of primarily clinical experiences and rotations including the applicable didactic material. Upon graduation with the D.M.D. degree, the graduate is eligible to sit for board licensing examinations in the USA and Canada. The graduate is also eligible for postdoctoral residency training in all fields of dentistry.