Admissions Contact

Snehlata Oberoi, DDS, MDS
Director, Cleft and Craniofacial Orthodontic Program
Professor of Clinical Orofacial Sciences
Center for Craniofacial Anomalies
University of California, San Francisco

Admissions Requirements

The following are required for admission to the fellowship:

  • DDS or DMD degree or equivalent
  • Completion of an accredited orthodontics certificate program (at least two years)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), for applicants whose native language is not English and who have not completed at least one year of college or university studies in the United States

Application Procedures

The fellowship application is due on or before January 15, 2020.

Please submit the following items to:

University of California, San Francisco
CDE Office
707 Parnassus Ave. D4010
San Francisco, CA 94143

  • UCSF application: Download the application
  • Personal statement of purpose, including your goals in completing this training, your plans after completion of the fellowship and your interests in craniofacial research
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended, sent directly from the issuing institution
  • Three letters of recommendation, including at least two from faculty in your orthodontics program
  • Non-refundable application fee of $100

International Applicants

In addition to the above documents, please submit the following:

  • Official transcripts from foreign universities and Canadian institutions where English was not the official language of instruction (Please note: Photocopies are not acceptable, even if they're notarized.)
  • Official course-by-course evaluation from Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. or World Education Services for all transcripts received outside of the U.S., including Canadian schools where English was not the official language of instruction

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