Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Advanced Education Program at the University of Louisville offers a residency program beginning July 1 and extending through 72 calendar months. This six-year program, offered in conjunction with the University of Louisville School of Medicine, combines a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a medical degree and the postgraduate medical training needed for medical licensure.

Two residents are selected each year. Stipends are awarded based on Postgraduate Year level (PGY level).

This certificate/degree program is approved by the Commission on Dental Education of the American Dental Association.

Overview

The Advanced Educational Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Louisville is a hospital-based program co-sponsored by the School of Dentistry and the School of Medicine.  The primary hospital for the program is the University of Louisville Hospital, a state-of-the-art, 400-bed Level 1 trauma center.  The Chairman of Surgical and Hospital Dentistry also serves as Chief, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry at the University of Louisville Hospital.  The outpatient clinic is located in an attached, modern ambulatory care building.  The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry utilizes a 4800-square-foot clinic providing ambulatory surgery suites and complete support facilities.

The program is administratively based in the Department of Surgical and Hospital Dentistry within the School of Dentistry.  In addition to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, this department includes OMF Pathology, OMF Imaging Services, Sterilizer Monitoring Service, Hospital Dentistry, and Pain and Anxiety Control.  The General Practice Residency Program is also based in this department.

Purpose

The purpose of the training program at the University of Louisville Health Sciences Center is to train graduate dentists in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.  The program is approved by the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association.

Upon successful completion of this program, candidates are eligible for examination by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  The requirements necessary to complete the doctor of medicine degree (M.D.) and to complete the core year of surgical residency necessary for medical licensure will also have been met.

Philosophy

The philosophy at the University of Louisville Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program is designed to provide the resident with increasing responsibility in patient care, culminating in a resident being the individual who makes treatment decisions.  There is an excellent patient mix between private and ward service.  The faculty provides guidance and advice, but allows the chief residents to assume responsibility for the care of the patient and the administration of the service.  Balance in training is stressed so that the entire scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery is experienced by the program’s residents.  The aim is for the graduates of this program to be competent and comfortable with the entire field, from dentoalveolar surgery under ambulatory general anesthesia to osteotomies.  Principles are stressed so that our graduates will be able to "grow" with the field through decades of practice.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program

The educational program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery begins July 1 of each year and extends through seventy-two (72) calendar months.  Two residents are selected each year.

Stipends vary, based on the specific year of residency.  For the medical school years (years two and three of the six-year program), a $6,000+ per year stipend is awarded.  Single health-care coverage and malpractice insurance are also provided during the medical school segment of the program.  For the years one, four, five and six, the general House Staff compensation and benefits package is provided, in accordance with University of Louisville Affiliated Hospitals.

Two weeks of paid vacation are provided for first-year residents.  To offset their stipend, the second- and third-year residents work in the oral and maxillofacial surgery service during their regular vacation time from medical school.  The fourth-, fifth- and sixth-year residents receive three weeks of vacation.

Educational requirements for each year of the residency, with respect to didactic and clinical experiences are provided in the links on the right navigation bar.

Here's what to expect from the residency across the 6 years of the residency.

Residency Year 1

Residency Year 2

Residency Year 3

Residency Year 4

Residency Years 5 & 6

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or hold a permanent resident visa and be a graduate of a CODA accredited dental school. Additionally, applicants must have scores of 90 percent or better on Part 1 of the scored National Dental Boards. If you have taken the pass/fail form of the NBDE,  the CBSE will need to be taken on or before September 21, 2013.

Application Process

The University of Louisville participates in Postgraduate Application Support Services and in the OMFS National Match Program. Our application deadline is Sept 15th, 2013.

Supplemental Application Materials

  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Passport sized photo (2" x 2")
  • For the 2013-2014 application cycle:
    • If you have taken the scored NBDE, a photocopy of your board score.
    • If you have taken the pass/fail NBDE you will need to have taken the CBSE on or before Sept 21st, 2013. AAOMS will make those scores available to The University of Louisville.
  • There is no application or supplemental fees.

2013-2014 Application Cycle Updates

The University of Louisville application deadline is September 15, 2013.

We will be accepting CBSE scores up to and including September 21, 2013, providing the all other application requirements and supplemental materials have been received by September 15, 2013.

Please refer back to the admissions page for application and supplemental materials required.

Department of Surgical & Hospital Dentistry

School of Dentistry, Room 148
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
502 852-5083
502 852-5988 (fax)

Residency Director

George M. Kushner, DMD, MD
Director, Advanced Education Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
School of Dentistry, Room 148
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
502 852-5083
502 852-5988 (fax)

Program Coordinator

Lana Stokes
OMFS Residency Program Coordinator
School of Dentistry, Room 148
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
502 852-3534
502 852-8551 (fax)
Email Lana