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Admissions

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Deadline: September 1

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Admissions Contact

Jocelyn Faye
Postgraduate Programs
Office of Admissions

513 Parnassus Ave., S-619
San Francisco, CA 94143-0430

415.476.1101
sod.postgraduate@ucsf.edu

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program, you must meet the following requirements:

We no longer accept applications from graduates of non-U.S. or Canadian dental schools or from non-U.S. citizens.

Criteria for Selection

In evaluating applications, we look for the following:

  • Score of 90 or higher on Part I of the NBDE
  • Placement in the top 20 percent of the dental school class
  • Excellent letters of recommendation
  • Clinical externship experience (encouraged)
  • Research experience (preferred)

Application Procedures

There are three steps to the application process:

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

If you have international coursework:

You must submit to PASS a course-by-course evaluation of your transcript 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
513 Parnassus Ave., S-630
San Francisco, CA 94143-0430