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Oral Medicine Programs At a Glance


Course duration and dates: Up to 1 month; start dates are flexible.   

An observership provides an opportunity to participate in didactics and observe clinical activity in the Oral Medicine Clinic at the Strong Memorial Hospital.  The participant also has the opportunity to attend lectures and workshops offered by the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, the School of Medicine and Dentistry and the Strong Memorial Hospital.  Given the length of the observership and participant interest in dental research, the opportunity to participate in ongoing research projects may be offered.


A Certificate of Attendance is awarded upon successful completion of the program.


For more information on an Oral Medicine Observership, please contact the EIOH Admissions Office


Six and 11 months programs. See here for more information.


  1. To develop the ability to identify oral lesions and develop a differential diagnosis.
  2. To expose the participant to laboratory tests used for diagnosing oral diseases and their interpretation.
  3. To learn essentials to the understanding of oral diseases and their management.
  4. To educate on medical topics related to the dental management of medically complex patients.
  5. To demonstrate the clinical approach to patients with chronic orofacial pain.

Program Format

The program format is tailored to meet the needs, interests and experience-level of the individual participant, while relying on the Oral Medicine educational framework. The student will be involved in the didactic activities held in the Oral Medicine program at EIOH; this generally involve lectures, courses, CE activities, seminars, resident and faculty-led literature reviews, case presentations and treatment planning, problem-based learning, long distance presentations and remote (via Blackboard or similar) types of lecture delivery media. It is also expected that the student will participate in scholarly activities that are on-going within the program with the purpose of learning basic research methodology and design.

Clinical experience and patient contact

The perceptee will observe clinical consultations and procedures performed in the Oral Medicine Clinic.


A Certificate of Attendance is awarded upon successful completion of the program.

  •  An application to this program requires:
  • Online application
  • $195 nonrefundable application fee
  • An official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended
  • Three letters of recommendation  
  • Statement of purpose
  • Official TOEFL scores, when appropriate (institution code 9487)

For more information on an Oral Medicine Preceptorship, please contact the EIOH Admissions Office