Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Certificate

For more information about the Certificate in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, visit https://dentistry.tamhsc.edu/oral-surgery/residency.html.

Application requirements include a DDS or DMD degree, passing National Board Dental Examination scores for graduates of American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation accredited institutions, a competitive academic record, National Board of Medical Examiners Basic Science Examination scores, and references. Applications are submitted via the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS). The deadline to apply is October 1 of each year, with a start the following summer.

There are two routes available for earning a Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the College of Dentistry; a six-year program (combined MD and Certificate) or a four-year program (Certificate only). Both routes require the completion of a four-year undergraduate degree and a DDS/DMD from an American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation accredited college of dentistry. All applicants must apply through the PASS application process. In the six-year, dual-degree program, the student is granted advanced standing in medical school and completes the MD degree in three calendar years. Elective clerkships during the fourth year of medical school education are used to satisfy the mandated five-months of general anesthesia training. Following the completion of medical school, the candidate then serves a one-year internship in General Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Following the completion of Post-graduate Year 1 (PGY-1), the student returns to the College of Dentistry for the remaining 30 months of the program.

In the four-year curriculum, the student will spend the first 14 months off-service participating on various services at Baylor University Medical Center, i.e., Internal Medicine, General Surgery, and Anesthesia. The student will then return to our service for the remaining 34 months of training. During their time on service, they will also rotate on the services of Head and Neck Oncology and Oculoplastic Surgery.

This program prepares students for the opportunity to pursue an occupational license.  Please refer to the Notification for Students Pursuing an Occupational License in our catalog for additional information.

OMFS 650Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Rotations 11
Total Semester Credit Hours12

Certificate only: Complete 48 months of residency, 12 credit hours, and be approved by the Promotions Committee.

Certificate and MD: Complete 24 months of residency, 6 credit hours, and be approved by the Promotions Committee.

Certificate and PhD: Complete 48 months of residency, 6 credit hours of OMFS 650, and be approved by the Promotions Committee.

In accordance with Student Rule 10.4.1, grades of S or U may be assigned in certain officially designated certificate courses.