The University of California, San Francisco offers an advanced education program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) designed to meet the requirements of the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. The program leads to certification in OMFS and an M.D. degree from the University of California San Francisco and can be combined with a Ph.D. in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, dependent on satisfactory progress.
This program is designed to provide the trainee with sufficient didactic and clinical education to meet the requirements of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and to become a knowledgeable practitioner. All trainees are prepared for a career in clinical practice. In addition, they are encouraged to develop skills in teaching and clinical research which will be useful in preparation for an academic career.
PASS applications will be reviewed jointly by the Department of OMFS and the Medical School. Acceptance will occur jointly and advanced standing in the medical school will be granted based on a review of the applicant’s dental school curriculum and transcripts.
The duration of the program is 6 years.
The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training Program is accredited for four residents per year in a six year program. The duration of the program is as follows:
Year 1 – 2 Months OMFS, Then 1st Year Medical School
Year 2 – 2 Months OMFS, Then 2nd Year Medical School
Year 3 – 3rd Year Medical School, 4 Months OMFS
Year 4 – 4th Year Medical School, 4 Months Anesthesia, 4 Months OMFS
Year 5 – General Surgery (PGY 1), 4 Months OMFS
Year 6 – Chief Resident OMFS
The application process is managed through the UCSF School of Dentistry Admissions Office.
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This combined program leads to certification in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the acquisition of an M.D. degree and a Ph.D. in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences. Suitably qualified candidates must be accepted to the OMFS Residency Training Program, the appropriate medical school, and the graduate Ph.D. program in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences. Acceptance to the Ph.D. program is contingent upon the applicant having taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) within the preceding five years. The combined program is normally 9-10 years, including approximately three years of research leading to a Ph.D. The actual structure of the program varies with each individual’s requirements. It would normally commence with the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program. During the Chief Resident year, the laboratory rotations are carried out plus identification of a mentor and a research project followed by two to three years of research with one day per week of clinical practice.
During the research years for the Ph.D., the trainee will not have any funded salary but will ordinarily be supported by research grants which carry salary support, when available. The Ph.D. candidates are encouraged to write individual Dentist Scientist Award grants
For questions regarding admissions and application procedure, please contact:
Office of Admissions
513 Parnassus S-619G
San Francisco, CA 94143-0430
(415) 476-2737 Ext. #3 (voice)
(415) 476-4226 (fax)
Questions about the scope of the program and interview procedures may be directed to:
Program Director: Brian Bast, DMD, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
University of California, San Francisco
Box 0440 , 533 Parnassus UB10
San Francisco, CA 94143-0440