DDS / PhD Degree Program
The UCSF integrated DDS/PhD program is one track of our NIH-sponsored Comprehensive Oral Health Training Program (COHORT). Beginning with the academic year 2004-2005, the UCSF School of Dentistry has created two exclusive and additional admissions slots for students electing to enroll in this federally sponsored DDS/PhD program. It is a program designed for those students who are seeking to become the leading scientific investigators of tomorrow.
Revolutionary discoveries and developments in such diverse fields as molecular biology, biotechnology, biomaterials, tissue engineering, and computer science will radically alter how we will diagnose and treat patients. In addition, there is an acute shortage of dental school faculty across the country, a scenario that is worsening each year. To deal with these and many other unforeseen changes in the profession, we need to develop a significant number of clinically trained scientists and scientifically trained clinicians. The program seeks to do this by integrating the UCSF DDS program and the PhD program in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences (OCS).
For further information or questions about the OCS program please contact:
Roger Mraz, Program Administrator
Office of Graduate and Research Affairs
513 Parnassus Ave., S-619A
San Francisco, CA 94143-0430