ADEA PASS Evaluators

ADEA PASS® (Postdoctoral Application Support Service) requires applicants to provide two types of evaluations in order to complete their application. Both the Professional Evaluation (PEF) and Institution Evaluation (IEF) will be managed through Letters by Liaison®, the new evaluation portal.

1.) Institution Evaluation Form (IEF)

  • Also called the Dean’s Letter.
  • Written by the Dean or designee.
  • Collects the applicants’ grades and rank (if applicable), an evaluation of ethical behavior and remarks.
  • New in 2019! The National Board Dental Exam (NBDE) results will no longer be collected on the IEF as official results can now be requested and sent to ADEA PASS by the applicant.
  • This evaluation is required and will be sent to all programs designated by the applicant.

If your dental school has recently had a change of dean or the designated contact for the Institution Evaluation Form, please submit an update to ADEA PASS and we will change our records. If your dental school does has not been set-up to process the IEF electronically you may register today.

2.) Professional Evaluation Form (PEF)

  • Also called an individual letter.
  • Written by individuals recommending the applicant; they are often faculty, mentors, colleagues or employers.
  • Collects an evaluation of and comments for ten attributes (integrity, professional demeanor, clinical skills, reaction to criticism, didactic knowledge, critical thinking, interpersonal skills, organizational skills, self-awareness and maturity) and remarks.
  • Three PEFs are required for every applicant with the choice to submit an additional two optional PEFs.
  • All PEFs will be sent to all programs designated by the applicant.
  • New in 2019! PEFs cannot be customized.

ADEA PASS customer service representatives are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Tme, except federal holidays.
Phone: 617-612-2065