Internship Program

internship_programThe internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Maryland was difficult and pushed me beyond my limits every day. Without this experience, I would not have had all the opportunities to continue my career in oral surgery. I owe everything to the lessons I learned during my time at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Gregory Plona Internship Graduate 2010


The University of Maryland Medical Center, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers a one year internship with responsibilities identical to those of the categorical first year residents; including clinical and didactic responsibilities. Interns take resident level call at the University of Maryland Medical Center and the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.  The internship provides a robust clinical and didactic experience, participation in OR cases, outpatient clinics and inpatient care. The patient management experience gained from the variety of conditions treated in the unit will be invaluable towards  pursuing a residency and career in oral-maxillofacial surgery. A well-rounded didactic schedule, which includes a physical diagnosis course compliments the clinical experience at Maryland. Interns receive a salary at the PGY-1 level and all interns are required to be on campus for an orientation two weeks before the July 1st start date.

Applications for an internship position are considered immediately after the MATCH results are released in late January.

Read about previous interns' experiences on our testimonials webpage.

How Do I Apply?

Interested students should send:

  • A letter recommending the student for the internship from a full time faculty member or the Chair of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery at the student's school
  • Personal statement
  • A dental school transcript
  • The results of Part I of the National Dental Boards
  • The results of NBME/CBSE
  • Provide a curriculum vitae or resume
  • 2x2 Photo

Please submit your complete application to the Internship Program Coordinator via email by clicking HERE:

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



Deadline is post-MATCH.