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University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry

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Reviews

3 Review quotes:

"The pass / no pass system is one of my favorite things about this school. It helps eliminate competition between classmates, and everyone is willing to help each other out."
"UCSF also helps students apply for Cal-Fresh, which gives students $190 for groceries every month. There is also a cost of living supplement ($2500) that most students get every year."
"The faculty/student ratio in sim lab could be better. We have about 1 faculty per 16 students."

What are the best things about attending UCSF School of Dentistry?

The pass/no pass system is one of the best things about this school. It helps eliminate competition between classmates, and everyone is willing to help each other out. Students don’t have to worry about receiving incorrect information from other students or people holding out on study resources because everyone will receive the same grade in the end. The school does offer ‘commendations’ and ways for students to show that they have excelled in certain fields of dentistry. However, we aren’t sure if these actually help for specializing as residency programs don’t really know what they are, or what was required to get one. The P/F system still creates a very relaxed environment and enables opportunities for other things like research, and other social life.

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What are the worst things about attending UCSF Dental School?

The faculty/student ratio in the sim lab could be better. We have about 1 faculty per 16 students. There’s often a long wait before you can get help from faculty members. To offset this, they try to have upperclassmen in the sim lab to give tips on certain preps and restorations. It would be better if this ratio were closer to 1:8, but it’s unlikely UCSF is going to hire a bunch of new faculty.

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What do students need to know/what do you wish you knew before attending UCSF Dental School?

Overall, I really like UCSF School of Dentistry. Dental school is already difficult with the amount of information that everyone has to go through. This school tries its best to make sure that we have a good work/life balance. There are many socials that are lined up after our exams to help us destress, and the culture here is extremely supportive.

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School Information

About school of dentistry

The University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry (UCSF SOD) provides a unique balance of clinical excellence, research opportunities and community service as part of one of the leading health science centers in the nation. Established in 1881, the School of Dentistry has a tradition of service, beginning with provision of care following the 1906 earthquake and fire, strong clinical programs that prepare dentists for the future, and research activities at the vanguard of contemporary science.


Mission

Patient Care - Education - Service - Research


Dean

Michael S. Reddy, D.M.D., D.M.Sc., Dean


Vision

Advancing health for all


Core values

PRIDE: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence


Location

California, United States



Contact Information

Main address:

• 513 Parnassus Avenue, S630 • San Francisco, CA. 94143-0430 • Phone: 415-476-2737 • Fax: 415-476-4226 • Email: admissions@dentistry.ucsf.edu

Academic affairs:

• Learner Success Center • 513 Parnassus Avenue, S619 • San Francisco, CA 94143-0430 • Email: sod.learnersuccess@ucsf.edudentistry.ucsf.edu/students/learner-success-center

Admissions:

• Office of Admissions & Outreach • 513 Parnassus Avenue, S630 • San Francisco, CA 94143-0430 • Phone: 415-476-2737 • Email: admissions@dentistry.ucsf.edu

Dental deans office:

• Office of the Dean • 513 Parnassus Avenue, S630 • San Francisco, CA. 94143-0430 • Phone: 415-476-1323 • Fax: 415-476-4226

Diversity:

• Dr. J. Renee Navarro • Vice Chancellor Diversity and Outreach • 3333 California Street, Suite S-16 • San Francisco, CA. 94143-1249 • Phone: 415-476-7700 • Email: diversityoutreach@ucsf.eduhttp://diversity.ucsf.edu/

Financial aid/registrar

Student Financial Services •500 Parnassus Avenue • Millberry Union 201, West • San Francisco, CA 94143-0246 • Phone: 415-476-4181 • Email: finaid@ucsf.eduhttps://finaid.ucsf.edu/ Office of the Registrar •500 Parnassus Avenue • Millberry Union 200, West • San Francisco, CA 94143-0244 • Phone: 415-476-8850 • Email: registrar@ucsf.eduhttps://registrar.ucsf.edu/

Housing:

• 30 Adolph Sutro Court, #104 • San Francisco, CA 94143-3100 • Phone: 415-514-4550 • Fax: 415-514-4560 • Email: housing@ucsf.eduhttp://campuslifeservices.ucsf.edu/housing/

International students and scholars:

• William J. Rutter Center • 1675 Owens Street, Room CC-290 • San Francisco, CA 94143 • Phone: 415-476-1773 • Email: visa@ucsf.eduhttp://isso.ucsf.edu/

Recruitment:

• Office of Admissions & Outreach • 513 Parnassus Avenue, S630 • San Francisco, CA. 94143-0430 • Phone: 415-514-2671 • Email: SODOutreach@ucsf.edu

Student affairs:

• Learner Success Center • 513 Parnassus Avenue, S619 • San Francisco, CA 94143-0430 • Email: sod.learnersuccess@ucsf.edudentistry.ucsf.edu/students/learner-success-center

Student services:

• Student Life-Student Success Center • 500 Parnassus Ave, MU 100W • Phone: (415) 502-1484 • Email: studentlife@ucsf.eduhttps://studentlife.ucsf.edu/


Preparation — Prerequisites

BCP (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

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11/16 credits of humanities, social sciences, or foreign language electives; 42/63 additional electives required.

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Preparation — Dental Shadowing

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Application and Selection — Timeline

Entering class

Fall

Earliest application filling date

Early June

Latest application filing date

Oct. 31

Earliest date for acceptance offers

Dec. 1


Application and Selection — Fees and Deposits

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Applicant & Entering Class — Application and Enrollment by Gender

Gender ratio of applicants

I'd definitely recommend to refresh the page, data is random :)

Other: 989 (99.10%)

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Total Applicants

OtherFemaleMale

Female: 6 (0.60%)

Male: 3 (0.30%)

Gender ratio of first-year enrollment

I'd definitely recommend to refresh the page, data is random :)

Other: 152 (17.59%)

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First-Year Enrollment

OtherFemaleMale

Female: 689 (79.75%)

Male: 23 (2.66%)


Applicant & Entering Class — Application and Enrollment by Race

Application received by dental schools in the U.S. by race and gender

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Applicant & Entering Class — International Dental School Graduates

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Applicant & Entering Class — State of Residence

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Applicant & Entering Class — DAT Score

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