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Admission Requirements

The application process is open to US/Canadian and foreign trained dentists.  Applicants from countries other than the United States and Canada will be considered for admission to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program if they have completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry or General Practice Residency program and are eligible for licensure in New York State.

Application Process

The deadline for both the 4-year OMFS certificate program and the 6-year integrated OMFS certificate/MD degree program is October 15, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted. Please note the 4-year and the 6-year programs are separate and have distinct program codes.

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department will be holding interviews for prospective candidates for both programs for the 2019-2020 academic year on Monday, Nov. 12 and Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.  By invitation, a social gathering with the OMFS Residents will take place the evening before at 6:30 p.m.  Details to follow.  Contact Ms. Lisa Lord (info below) for more information.

  • Applicants are screened through the Match program for interviews that take place in early winter. Results are announced in late January. Two residents are selected each year to matriculate, commencing on July 1.
  • The four-year training program is hospital based, resulting in a certificate of Residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.  Applicants matched to the University of Rochester must be a graduate of an ADA-accredited dental school, must apply through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS), and must participate in the Match selection process.
  • The six-year integrated OMFS certificate/MD Program is hospital based, resulting in an OMFS certificate/MD degree. Applicants matched to the University of Rochester must be a graduate of an ADA-accredited Dental School. Must apply through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) and must participate in the Match Selection Process.
  • The University of Rochester Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery adheres to the University of Rochester’s non-discrimination policy.
  • Residents receive a full URMC post-graduate trainee stipend during each year of the program. In addition, health and disability insurance benefits are provided.

More information can be obtained by contacting Ms. Lisa Lord:

Lisa LordLisa J. Lord
Administrator & Residency Coordinator
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Rochester Medical Center
Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 705
Rochester, NY  14642
(585) 275-9004
Lisa's Email