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Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery


 After spending 5 years at the University of Maryland Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program, I can say I am truly honored to have trained at this institution. My attendings are not only my mentors but have become friends and colleagues. Following residency, I started a full time faculty position at another program. Maryland trained me to be a confident, competent surgeon able to take on the challenges of becoming an attending myself. For this, I will always be grateful.

Carrie Klene
OMS Certificate Graduate ‘11
Indiana School of Dentistry Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral Surgery


OMS Interview Dates:

OMS/MD October 28-29, 2014

OMS Certificate November 18-19, 2014


Welcome to the University of Maryland Department of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery Residency webpage. We currently offer four-year and six-year residency training programs. This program has a long history of offering an exceptional experience in Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery. Complementing our strong core OMS training, the training at Maryland includes maxillofacial oncology, major cranio-maxillofacial trauma, microvascular reconstructive surgery, and cleft surgery.  Residents enrolled in both programs achieve an ambitious list of Goals & Objectives and are reviewed by the faculty biannually.

The Four-Year Program:

The University of Maryland’s four-year certificate program is a fully-accredited specialty training experience. In the first year, the trainee spends six months on the OMS service, two months on the Internal Medicine/Cardiology service, and four months with Anesthesiology. The trainee also participates in a comprehensive physical diagnosis course beginning in July.

Year two will have the trainee’s time divided between clinical Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery and various surgical rotations to include General and Trauma Surgery, Critical Care, Surgical Oncology, and Emergency Surgery.

The third and fourth year will be spent entirely on the OMS service with the fourth year as Chief Resident, rotating between the general, trauma, and pathology services.

For more information, please click here.

The Six-Year Program:

The University of Maryland's integrated residency - M.D. program is a fully accredited specialty training experience. The residents' time will be primarily spent at UMMC with rotations to different services and clinics.  The second and third year the residents will attend the University of Maryland Medical School. The residents intern with General Surgery for their fourth year and return to the OMS service for years 5 and 6.

For more information on the rotations and services, click here.

All residents:

While on the Oral-Maxillofacial Service, the trainees participate in all clinical activities as well as the didactic program. Conferences include oral pathology, medical science, CPC, case presentation, journal review and quality assurance. In addition, combined residency seminars are held with the Departments of Orthodontics on Orthognathic Surgery, and with Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otorhinolaryngology on Craniofacial Reconstruction. Hospital teaching rounds are also used extensively. Trainees are paid while on a clinical service at the appropiate PGY level plus benefits.

The University of Maryland campus is located in Baltimore's spectacular Inner Harbor district, directly adjacent to Oriole Park at Camden Yards and Baltimore Ravens football stadium. The campus includes the University of Maryland Medical Center Hospital and world famous R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. Numerous clinical and research institutions are present on the campus locally. The hospitals have a combined capacity of about 1,000 beds. The campus also includes the University's newly constructed School of Dentistry, Graduate School, and the Schools of Medicine, Law, Social Work, Nursing, and Pharmacy.

The Baltimore area offers an abundance of affordable apartments, condominiums and homes. The city offers many cultural, athletic, historic, and other leisure events. The city is also a short distance from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and the Eastern Shore. Areas for hunting, fishing, hiking, and boating are plentiful. Residents are eligible for tickets for certain Orioles and Ravens ball games and the Baltimore Symphony at no cost courtesy of the UMMC housestaff association.

Call rooms are available for residents required to stay in the hospital. A resident lounge is also available. Residents are provided three weeks of vacation with additional time for various academic activities. While in medical school, trainees take the usual school vacations built into the academic schedule.

Transfer Policy

There are no transfer spaces available at this time.

How do I Apply?

  • All applicants to the Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program must submit their applications through PASS (Postdoctoral Application Support Service). In order to receive a PASS application, you should contact:

1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 101
Washington, DC 20036
fax (202) 332-9351, (202) 667-0642

  • After submitting all application documents through PASS, visit the School of Dentistry Admissions webpage to view a complete list of application requirements and to download any necessary secondary forms.
  • The Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery Program participates in the National Matching Service for selection of candidates. You must participate in the National Matching Service to be considered for selection for this program. You may contact the National Matching Service at:

National Matching Service
20 Holly Street, Suite 301
Toronto, Ontario Canada, M4S 3B1
(416) 977-3431
fax (416) 977-5020

Applicants must register with the National Matching Service and agree to abide by the rules for the matching process.