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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

The Division accepts two individuals to the four-year, certificate, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency. The Residency participates with PASS and the Match. Interviews are held during the second week of November for the upcoming year's residents. Current residents are very involved in the interview and acceptance process.

Residents receive training all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including orthognathic and reconstructive, temporomandibular joint derangements, benign and malignant pathology, trauma, pre-prosthetic and reconstructive surgery, osseointegrated implants, and dentoalveolar surgery.

This residency program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and fulfills the requirements of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Basic sciences are integrated at Weill Cornell Medicine. Surgical anatomy education is augmented by participation in a Head & Neck lecture and dissection course with the Otorhinolaryngology residents. Oral medicine and pathology education includes a didactic course with the Oral Pathology Section at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens and active participation in the New York Institute of Clinical Oral Pathology. TMJ Minimally-Invasive Arthroscopic Surgery training includes cadaver training in the BioSkills Lab at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Residents are involved in ongoing basic and applied or clinical research, including publications and presentations, with division faculty and other Weill Cornell Medicine faculty members.

Residents are salaried by NewYork-Presbyterian for four years while they provide in- and outpatient care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. There is no tuition or application charge.

The Division also offers externships to current dental students. We request a minimum of one week for any externship and limit ourselves to 2–3 externs at any time. Externs are part of the OMS/GPR team; outpatients, inpatients, OR, ED, etc. Externs will observe, but not actively assist. The application is a letter discussing possible externship dates, your CV, a dean's letter stating that you are a student in good standing, and a copy of your School History & Physical Exam including titers and vaccines that have cleared you for patient care. Documentation can be emailed to dabehrm@med.cornell.edu, faxed to (212) 746-8400, or mailed. Unfortunately, we do not have housing available.


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