ADEA PASS Evaluators
(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
- 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
- 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
2.) Professional Evaluation Form (PEF)
- Also called an individual
- Written by individuals
recommending the applicant; they are often faculty, mentors, colleagues or
- 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)
- 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.
Each advanced discipline has ascertained the important qualities they seek in successful applicants. To learn more about attributes considered most important by discipline,
ADEA PASS customer service representatives are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Tme, except federal holidays.