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General Practice Residency Admissions

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Deadline: October 1


Admissions Contact

Jocelyn Faye
Postgraduate Programs
Office of Admissions

513 Parnassus Ave., S619
San Francisco, CA 94143-0430



Requirements and Procedures

To be eligible for a residency appointment, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Earn a DDS or DMD degree prior to the appointment start date from a dental school accredited by the American Dental Association
  • Successfully pass the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE), Part I (You must pass Part II prior to the appointment start date.)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Application Procedures

There are three steps to the application process:

  1. Submit your application through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS). You must include the following: personal essay, curriculum vitae (CV), official dental school transcript, unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate/graduate schools, three PASS evaluation forms (PEFs), dean's institution evaluation and scores from the NBDE parts 1 and 2.
  2. Register with the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program to obtain a match code number and submit a rank order list. The Match Program is a centralized selection service that matches applicants to programs.
  3. Following submission of the PASS application, submit the nonrefundable application processing fee of $60 through the UCSF application fee portal UCSF application fee portal.

If you have international coursework:

You must submit to PASS a course-by-course evaluation of all international transcripts by either Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., or World Education Services AND send an official copy of the international transcript directly to the SOD Office of Admissions.

If a WES ICAP report is submitted to PASS this will fulfill the requirement for the evaluation and transcript.

Send these items to:

University of California, San Francisco
School of Dentistry Office of Admissions & Outreach
513 Parnassus Ave., S-630
San Francisco, CA 94143-0430

Please note: To be considered for a residency position, you must submit all required documentation, including the UCSF application processing fee, by Oct. 1.

Selection Process

Four resident positions are available each year. The Admissions Committee reviews all complete and eligible applications and invites the most qualified candidates for an interview.

Admission is based on the personal essay, Professional Evaluation Form (PEF), passing NBDE scores, GPA, class rank and interview. Applicants with an interest in hospital-based dentistry whose goals are aligned with the program curriculum are strongly considered.

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