Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Externships

UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all OMS Summer Externs will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination with application for externship.

The OMS Department accepts applications for Summer Externships, which begin in June, via email. If interested, please submit the application and all required documentation to omfs@louisville.edu.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery externships are offered at the University of Louisville for prospective candidates. The externships range from one to four weeks, based on candidate and program availability. Externs will participate in all clinical, operating room, and educational activities with our resident staff exposing them to the wide scope of our specialty. Prospective externs must apply for these limited positions. 


  • Must be a dental student in good standing at a CODA-accredited dental school (minimum 3rd year)

  • Must complete a University of Louisville School of Dentistry externship application 

  • Must complete an Immunization Compliance form + all required supporting immunization documents, including COVID-19 vaccination records 

  • Must submit a letter from the Dean of your school, stating your standing, GPA and ranking

  • Must submit a letter of recommendation from an OMS faculty member of your school

  • Must submit a photo copy of your Part 1 board scores or your CBSE scores

  • Must submit a brief, current curricula vitae (CV) or resume

  • Must provide a color photo, passport or similar size

  • Must provide proof of liability insurance

  • Must provide proof of medical insurance (photocopy of health insurance card)

  • Must provide Official Transcript

  • Must provide photocopy of current CPR

For more information, to request application materials, or to check for available dates please contact:

Mary A. Boyd
Residency Coordinator, GPR and OMS
Phone: 502-852-3534
Email: Physical Address: Ambulatory Care Building, A2A07 | 550 South Jackson Street | Louisville, KY 40202
Mailing Address: School of Dentistry, Room 020 | 501 South Preston Street | Louisville, KY 40202