Office of Admissions & Outreach
513 Parnassus Ave., S630
San Francisco, CA 94143-0430
Requirements and Procedures
To be eligible for a General Practice Residency appointment, you must meet the following requirements:
- Hold a DDS or DMD degree issued by a dental school accredited by the U.S. ADA’s Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) by the start of the program
- Pass the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE), Part 1 by the application deadline. Matched candidates must Pass and submit NBDE Part 2 results by the start of the program. If you already have completed your dental program: Passing score(s) from NBDE Parts 1 & 2 OR the Integrated National Board Exam (INBDE) are required by the application deadline
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
There are three steps to the application process:
- Submit your application through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (ADEA 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 exam.
- 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.
- Following submission of the ADEA 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 ADEA 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.
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.
Interviews during the 2020-21 admissions season will be conducted remotely. Invitations will be sent directly by the General Practice Residency program.
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