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University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
  • Year founded: 1896
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University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Dental School
San Francisco
  • SDN RANKING 5
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 3 61 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 5 1 Responses
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Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $101,050
  • Non - Resident Tuition $101,050
  • Application Fee $75
  • AVG DAT 22.0
  • AVG GPA 3.6

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • 155 Fifth Street
  • San Francisco 94103
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of the leading dental schools in the nation and has served the Bay Area community since 1896. Our dental clinics handle 200,000 patient visits a year, offering low-cost comprehensive dental care to adults and children.

Curriculum

Pacific is the only dental school in the United States offering an accelerated, year-round predoctoral program where students are able to complete four academic years of instruction in three calendar years. This allows students the opportunity to enter private practice or specialty programs one year earlier than other dental schools. The school is also the originator of such curricular innovations as comprehensive patient care and competency-based education. Currently, the School of Dentistry has approximately 500 students enrolled in six educational programs, including: predoctoral program leading to a DDS degree; two-year International Dental Studies program for foreign-trained dentists; two-year Graduate Orthodontic program; one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry program; four-year residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Highland General Hospital, Alameda County Medical Center; and a three-year hygiene program leading to a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene.

Facilities

The School of Dentistry operates 11 clinics within its San Francisco location and rotates students through its extramural clinics, the Union City Dental Care Center, Highland General Hospital and Advanced General Dentistry and Dental Hygiene Clinics in Stockton. In 2003, Pacific provided more than $500,000 of uncompensated care, and another $5.7 million of care at substantially reduced prices, to assist the culturally and socio-economically diverse population of the San Francisco Bay Area. Pacific's CARE Clinic provides free dental services to qualified San Francisco residents with HIV or AIDS through funding from the federal government's Ryan White CARE Act. Each year, Pacific clinics handle 200,000 patient visits and provide outstanding clinical and practice management preparation for its students.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 54
Negatively 0
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.41 59

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.81 42

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Keep doing what you are doing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing what you do. Everyone was friendly and accessible, and they even knew my name when I arrived." More from this Member | Report Response

"none! everyone in the admissions office is very friendly and prompt." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Very friendly staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"none, they are very organized and a well constructed interview, great food and great feeling, call yourself lucky to be called for an interview from this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"admission representatives are very very nice.." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The faculty member had my entire AADSAS application underlined, highlighted, and written all over with notes. Be prepared to answer anything and everything on your AADSAS application and the importance of your activities/choices etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't asked a single direct question related to my motivations, strengths, weaknesses, etc by my faculty interviewer. The interviewer knew my file and my stats and clearly stated at the end of the interview that he just wanted to make sure I was "a regular person." Even when I tried to relate what we were talking about (golf, family, his background) back to dental school, it was very apparent that he just wanted to have a friendly chat. It was very relaxing and pleasant. The student interview asked me a few questions, but it was still very conversational in nature. One such question was "Was there a time when you collaborated with other students in your group without expecting anything in return?" UoP was very big on emphasizing the "family" nature of their classes." More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you like to do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience as a dental assistant." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your childhood and your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"what did you do in us? about the home country. and realted questions. what kind of work did i do in us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the 3 most important qualities that a dentist should possess?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you knew you wanted to be a dentist, then why did you apply so late?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There wasn't even a specific question, she just asked me questions related to my personal statement and interesting things I saw during dental shadowing/experiences. We met in her office that she shared with another lady so it was definitely laid back. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you saw a classmate cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you think community college compares to university?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which other schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(paraphrased & summarized) start off by telling me a little bit about you, where you come from, and how you got here to where you are today, with dentistry, with UOP, and in general." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are there any questions you wanted to ask?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read? Why dentistry? What do you do for fun? What do you think your first year will be like? What are you looking for in your future classmates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your hometown" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your weaknesses. I told her and she said, "uh oh." Bad sign" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you have only been taking a few classes a semester, what else were you doing with your time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what happened during your first year of college." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to change careers to dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the post-baccalaureate program you were in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you aware of cultural night in SF?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The cheating ethical question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Every question was related to me and who I am, you should expect the same." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your backround." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why U o P?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a difficult situation you encountered in your life and how you resolve the problem..?" More from this Member | Report Response

"about the background i mean my family background wat were my parents qualifications." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see yourself doing after graduating from dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you like you undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you have that you think would make you a good dentist, not a good dental student, but a good dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your future goals? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UOP?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you keep patients coming back to your practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if i knew what a prenup is.. lol" More from this Member | Report Response

"The cheating ethical question." More from this Member | Report Response

"What extracurricular activities do you see yourself being involved in during dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"wanted to know about india( my home country)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students asked interesting questions, more in a joking manner, and asked stuff like what bugs you, which of these characteristics of a dentist is least important to the dental office" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are ure future plans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think science is needed in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you think community college classes compare to university? (i've been to mostly community college, some uni)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if you caught another student cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, they actually put oil on the bowling lanes, and that affects the way the ball rolls?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? Does anybody know how many floors is the building? (9 floors)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you perform under pressure? Give example" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about you will make you a great dentist? What about you will make dentistry most difficult?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't really get asked too many questions, my interviewer pretty much just told me stories about dentistry back in the day and I jumped in during relavant parts of the conversation. My faculty interviewer knew my file very well though." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you work better in groups or individually?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you decide between the schools who accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What exactly is the predental program at your school like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing interesting. As you already know by now. Very laid back. We talked about sports, Title IX, and very little about dentistry and myself. If you don't have a personanlity, that can be a problem. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the post-baccalaureate program you attended and what you got out of it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you aware of the cultural night at San Francisco?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whether my piano playing is fit for Carnegie Hall. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The typical, "If you caught another student cheating, what would you do, and remember there are no wrong choices?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was very interesting. Just generic questions. Sort of predictable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, very conversation like. " More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me your life, you have 50 minutes. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you willing to pay so much for your dental education ? (How can you justify it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did your parents come to the U.S.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whether or not you should offer to do free procedures for patients who cannot afford them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would your dad mind if you were to become a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How was your school work affected by events in you life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you caught someone in your class cheating, how would you handle the situation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your favorite philosopher? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Show me the class schedule and ask me what did I see that is different ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your home country and you're families transition here." More from this Member | Report Response

"So, tell me about yourself... anything you want to tell me you can say." More from this Member | Report Response

"You went to school in a diverse location (NC). Would you have any problem interacting with a diverse group of paients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kinds of activities do you do that require manual dexterity? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you see yourself living in San Francisco? And why do you like this city?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really. the questions were all pretty general like how did you get interested in dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like San Francisco?" More from this Member | Report Response

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School Reviews

School Reviews

Results Overview

Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = Terrible, 10 = World Class

What do you like most?

"World class education and clinical training in a collaborative, family environment." | Report Response

What do you like least?

"No student housing" | Report Response

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