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University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry
University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry
  • Year founded: 1881
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University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry
Dental School
San Francisco
  • SDN RANKING 4
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 4 87 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses
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Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $43,575
  • Non - Resident Tuition $55,820
  • Application Fee $80
  • AVG DAT 21.0
  • AVG GPA 3.5

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Admissions Information

  • Admissions
  • S630, Box 0430
  • 513 Parnassus Avenue
  • San Francisco 94143
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Over the long term, the School of Dentistry seeks graduates who will return to their communities the clinical, intellectual, and interpersonal skills expected of a health professional. In addition, our graduates should possess the enhanced sensitivities, broad understanding, open-minded attitudes, and appreciation of cultural diversity that assure equitable distribution of high-quality dental health care to all members of our society. Further, we seek people who have the discipline to apply themselves, the desire to use their talents and abilities to the fullest, and the willingness to undertake leadership roles in academia, in their profession, and in their communities.

Facilities

The School of Dentistry operates 14 clinics at three sites, and provides more than 120,000 patient visits per year. Comprehensive dental care services are provided, including complex oral and maxillofacial surgery, and care for special-needs patients.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 64
Negatively 11
No change 10

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.15 86

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.59 44

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Be clear on which interview is first for the student vs faculty interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, they had everything under control and made it fun" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do not be nervous, staffs are super nice. I was impressed by delicious food and nice people there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Bob McKenzie should get a raise. Nicest guy in the world" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Apart from science and art and helping people, why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Ethical question" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What made you interested in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself after you graduate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself. Why dentistry? What would you do in ... (a scenario)? (Ethics related)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why not dds+phD??" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why here" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your goals for serving your community as a dentist" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"community services" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How have you acquainted yourself with dentistry? Why do you want to go to UCSF? What makes you a unique applicant and why do you think you'll fit in well with our class? Do you have any questions for me? Where are you from? So tell me a little bit about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of personality should dentists have?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why dentistry (this was asked not by my interviewer, but by his friend who came by his office)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why UCSF?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you feel dentistry is a right or a privelage?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you could not be a dentist, what would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Education is a right or previlliage?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"DDS interview: Why dentistry? Community Services? Leadership experience? Dental exposure experience?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"community service and jobs i've had" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about your leadership" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your leadership experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have any community servcie experience? (hint: You NEED to answer this well)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do your parents do for a living? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of research experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"do you have any leadership or extracurricular activies?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why not be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what kind of community service have you done?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you found out that a classmate was cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Community Service." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Don't worry about anything just be relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you see yourself serving an underserved community?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Asked about my experience in a dental office" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why you want to be dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your research about?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do that doesn't relate to dentistry at all - what was the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me why you are interested in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What made you chose dentistry out of the entire health field?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about studying dentistry in a diverse environment?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think you will be prepared to serve the healthcare needs of a diverse patient base?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself/your university." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your gpa?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how do you see your instructors?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your: research, volunteering, leadership, clinical experience. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your leadership experiences" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me why you chose UCSF?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"leadership, community, volunter, reseach experience?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your highest DAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you do to destress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you want to specialize?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you handle a situation in which your patient couldn't afford the best treatment in your treatment plan? What would you do if they got upset about it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you manage stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you like UCSF so much over other schools?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why are you so cheerful?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me what you would do in this situation? (an ethical dilemma)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"case scenario" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"gave me a scenario about if i saw cheating and how i would handle it" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"all were pretty straight forward." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you wannna be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of personality should dentists have?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What experience are you proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why not medicine? Why UCSF?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What about UCSF attracts you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What book (excluding religous ones) has influenced you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing really it was very general: why dentistry? coummunity service, leadership experience, work experience, dental experience, research etc." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"don't remember" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really... the DDS interviewers ask questions directly from an evaluate form." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of fillings that your dentist does? I was surprised she wanted to know that detail." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about your leadership" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is education a right or a privilege?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing that interesting" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is education a right or privaledge?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think you can give back to the community as a leader/dentisit?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""Why don't you want to go to UCLA?" My "faculty" interviewer was actually an endo resident who got his DDS/PhD from UCLA... I guess he really loved it there." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"all were pretty basic interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why don't you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"do you think education is a privilege or a right?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you found out that a classmate was cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who has had the most impact on your life?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What medical issue is there in your community that you would like to address/change?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who did influence you mostly?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who's your role model?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who has inspired me the most?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How is your role model?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really. All standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was asked how I would "deal with diversity", which I think is a strange way of putting it. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A question about being culturally diverse." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why UCSF" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I don't think anything memorable was asked. Just regular. Nothing weird was asked. Pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing interesting asked. Much like the rest of the day UCSF didn't offer me anything interesting." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would friends or family members say to describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I were to trying to be your friend, what would you say about yourself to impress me?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who is your role model in life?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why don't you just go to UCLA?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you speak any foreign languages?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you like diversity?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really. The interview was pretty much predictable." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"who is your role model" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what philosophies influence your life? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really. They were all normal type of questions asked." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"She asked alot of questions about my background and how I grew up." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would your mom say about you if she were here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who are my role model in high school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Give me an example of how you resolved a conflict in your work?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how do you feel about current issues in health care?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None impressed me, they were all standard questions. "What would your mother say about you if she were here?" was a little unusual." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Without thinking, how would your mother describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about UCLA dental school (probably because I am from LA)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what was the latest movie I have seen." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you interact with people? (Shouldn't they judge that from the interview?)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing atypical" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think education is a right or privilege?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All questions were typical interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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