Residency Program

IMPORTANT APPLICATION NOTICE:

This year has been unprecedented in how we have to approach the interview process.  Due to COVID19 and the necessity for maintaining social distancing, UMMS has instituted a no visitor policy.  This year there will be no in person interviews.  There will be only virtual interviews unless the State of Maryland and the institution changes its policies.  
 
  • Application Deadline has been extended from September 1st to October 1st.  We realize that the date for the CBSE exam has been extended, therefore we've extended our application deadline.  Please submit your CBSE scores directly to the program via email as soon as you receive them. 
  • Virtual Interview dates for the 4 Year Program will be October 27th and 28th and interview dates for the 6 Year Program will be November 17th and 18th.  
 
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For tips on how to interview well "virtually" please see the attached document.

 

Two dental residents provide a patient with care"To give those a perspective on residency, who don’t have one, someone described it, rather aptly, as the best time of their life that they would not like to go back to! Having completed one, I can assure you that’s quite true. Training is never easy. There are good days and then there are some not so good days. If I could give the readers of this testimonial, one mantra to live by in residency, it would be to “keep the eye on the prize and never lose sight of your goal.” Trust me, your daily routine in training, will make you question your choices and it’ll make you forget the pure joy you felt when you matched to your program. But as I said, keep the eye on the prize, rise above and remember to look at the big picture.


My time in training was spent at (dare I say) a “busy” program. I will be ever thankful to those who made my experience most cherishable, despite the rigors of the day - my faculty that taught me (and disciplined me when I was losing sight of the prize), my co-residents that made the experience fun and whose company brightened my every day, the hospital and clinic staff that we got to know (and value) like family and most importantly our patients, who made it all worth it.


At Maryland, you’ll be trained by prolific and highly specialized surgeons, in a setting that is world class and where the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery team is highly respected. And speaking of the city, Baltimore (things have changed since The Wire dropped guys!) will grow on you and some of you might even consider making it your home!


All in all, if you have the opportunity of training at Maryland, consider it a privilege, take it all in and become a “citizen surgeon.” You not only have it in you, these guys will also get it out of you!"

 

Hether Khosa, BDS

Clinical Instructor

Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (Department of Surgery)

University of Cincinnati

Email: hether88@gmail.com, khosahr@ucmail.uc.edu

 

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
  • Minimum Undergraduate GPA of 3.2

 

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 

Click here to learn more about the rotations and services..

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 October 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 October 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/

 

For further questions, please contact:

Shannon Otto, Academic Program Specialist

Shannon Otto‌‌

650 W. Baltimore St., Room 1216

Baltimore, MD 21201

sotto@umaryland.edu