Residency Program

residencyI trained for 5 years at the University of Maryland, Department of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery; I proudly earned a certificate from the internship and residency program.  The relationships that I have with my attendings have developed from mentors to friends and colleagues.  I feel truly honored to have been recruited to my full time faculty position at another high caliber academic institution.  I will always be grateful to Maryland for training me to become the competent, confident surgeon that I am today.

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

 

Overview

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 and guests to the program have the opportunity to hone their skils during.  Residents enrolled in both programs achieve an ambitious list of Goals & Objectives and are reviewed by the faculty biannually. 

The Four-Year Program

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be US or Canadian citizen/permanent resident

 

The University of Maryland’s four-year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery certificate program is a CODA accredited advanced specialty training experience. In the first year, the trainee spends 5 months on the OMS service, two months on the internal medicine/cardiology service, and five months on the anesthesiology service. The trainee also participates in a comprehensive physical diagnosis course.

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 oncology services.

Rotations to other surgicenters and private offices are also available to provide supplemental training in esthetic surgery and practice management.

For more information, please click this link.

The Six-Year Program

The University of Maryland's integrated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency - M.D. program is a CODA accredited advanced specialty training experience that is six years in length. During the trainee's first year, 8 months are spent in clinical Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery and four months on the anesthesiology service. The trainee also participates in a comprehensive physical diagnosis course. The Medical School curriculum for OMFS residents was restructured in 2013 such that residents are no longer required to pass Part I of the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) prior to being given advanced standing in the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

The second and third years are spent in the medical school where residents complete the second and third medical school years and USMLE parts 1 and 2 before graduating from the University of Maryland School of Medicine with an M.D.

The trainee spends the fourth year of the program as a General Surgery PGY-1 resident at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

The fifth and sixth years of the program are spent on the Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery service, with the final 12 months as Chief Resident.

 

Rotations to other surgicenters and private offices are also available to provide supplemental training in esthetic surgery and practice management.

 

Eligibility Requirements

(No waivers or exemption requests will be honored)

School of Medicine eligibility criteria:

  • US or Canadian citizen/permanent resident
  • US or Canadian undergraduate GPA of at least 3.5 

For more information on the rotations and services, click this link.

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.

 

** There are no transfer spaces available at this time **

** You must be a US or Canadian citizen/permanent resident to apply for both the 4 Year and 6 Year Program **

 

How do I apply?

6-Year Certificate Program

   School of Medicine eligibility criteria:

  • US or Canadian citizen/permanent resident
  • US or Canadian undergraduate GPA of at least 3.5

**Canadian residents without US citizenship or permanent US residency do not qualify for in-state tuition fees**

Application Requirements:
(No waivers or exemption requests will be honored)

  • OMFS Residency ApplicationCompleted and Submitted to Academic Program Specialist at the address below
  • MATCH registration
  • PASS Application (Includes but is not limited to Dental School transcript and evaluations)
  • PASS Professional Evaluation Forms (PEF): 3 Evaluations and an Institutional Evaluation
  • Official National Board Scores (NBDE)
  • Official NBME/CBSE Scores
  • Original Undergraduate School Transcript(s)
  • Original Dental School Transcript(s)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 2x2 Photo

     ** Deadline to submit applications for both the 4 Year and 6 Year Program is September 1st **

     *** All transcripts must be marked "Official".  Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted ***

4-Year Certificate Program

  • OMFS Residency Application - Completed and Submitted to Academic Program Specialist at the address below
  • MATCH registration
  • PASS Application (Includes but is not limited to Dental School transcript and evaluations)
  • PASS Professional Evaluation Forms (PEF): 3 Evaluations and an Institutional Evaluation
  • Official National Board Scores (NBDE)
  • Official NBME/CBSE Scores
  • Original Undergraduate School Transcript(s)
  • Original Dental School Transcript(s)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 2x2 Photo

    ** Deadline to submit applications for both the 4 Year and 6 Year Program is September 1st **

    *** All transcripts must be marked "offiicial". Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted ***

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: 

PASS 1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Suite 101
Washington, D.C. 20036
fax (202) 332-9351, (202) 667-0642
http://www.adea.org/PASSapp
pass@adea.org 

  • The Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery Program participates in the National Matching Service for selection of candidates. You must register and participate in the National Matching Service to be considered for selection for the residency/fellowship programs. 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
www.natmatch.com/dentres/

Additional application requirements for foreign trained dentists only:

  • Original Course by Course Evaluation of Foreign Transcript
  • Official TOEFL Scores A minimum TOEFL Score of at least 550 paper-based, 213 computer based and 100 internet based is required.  If you are having the score report sent directly to the University of Maryland, please use code 5944 department 38. If you use International English Language Testing System (IELTS) instead of TOEFL a minimum total score of 7 is required.
  • Must be a US/Canadian citizen or permanent resident to be considered for both the the 6-year and 4-year programs.
  • Must have US/Canadian undergraduate transcripts to be considered for the 6-year integrated OMS/MD program.

 

For further questions, or for contact info:

Shannon Otto, Academic Program Specialist

Shannon Otto‌‌

650 W. Baltimore St., Room 1216

Baltimore, MD 21201

410-706-0891 fax

410-706-3964 phone

sotto@umaryland.edu