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APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

ADEA PASS Application Link

Admissions Contact

Jocelyn Faye
Postgraduate Programs
Office of Admissions & Outreach

513 Parnassus Ave., S630
San Francisco, CA 94143-0430

415.476.1101
sod.postgraduate@ucsf.edu

Admissions Requirements

We accept five postgraduate students into the three year program (MATCH selection process) and two postgraduate residents into the two year program (non-MATCH selection process) each year. To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

3-Year Postgraduate Program:

  • 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) — for either domestic or foreign-trained dentists — are required by the application deadline

2-Year Postgraduate Program:

  • MUST have either an advanced level degree (ex. MS, PhD), OR have completed advanced education training (ex. residency program, AEGD, GPR), OR have extensive post DDS/DMD clinical practice experience prior to the start of the program
  • 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
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Passing score(s) from NBDE Parts 1 & 2 OR the Integrated National Board Exam (INBDE) — for either domestic or foreign-trained dentists — are required by the application deadline

Application Procedures

There are three steps to the application process:

  1. Submit your application through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (ADEA PASS). Complete your application by the deadline posted on the ADEA PASS website. You must include the following: personal essay, curriculum vitae (CV), official dental school transcript, all undergraduate transcripts, 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 applications. The Matching Program is a centralized selection service that matches applicants to programs.
  3. Following submission of the ADEA PASS application, submit the nonrefundable application processing fee ($60 for domestic applicants, $80 for international applicants) through the 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 spot in the Pediatric Dentistry program, you must meet all qualifications and submit all required documentation, including the UCSF application processing fee, by the deadline.

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Interviews during the 2020-21 admissions season will be conducted remotely. Invitations will be sent directly by the Pediatric Dentistry program.

 
 

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