How To Apply

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) residency program accepts two residents for its six-year combined OMS/MD program and one resident for a four-year certificate per each academic year.

An applicant must meet the following qualifications to be eligible for appointment to our OMS program:

  • Have a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree
  • Be a graduate of an American or Canadian school of dentistry prior to beginning the training program
  • Demonstrate a high level of academic achievement during college and dental school
  • Complete the Comprehensive Basic Science Examination with the following scores:
    - Six-year track; 67 or above
    - Four-year track: above average score for your test cohort

Application Requirements

We participate in the Postdoctoral Application Support Service(PASS) program as well as the National Resident Matching Program. You will need to submit your application documents electronically. Our program number is 257. Please submit all application materials to PASS by October 1 for full consideration.

The required electronic application documents include:

  • Common application form
  • Personal statement
  • Dental school transcript
  • Dean's letter
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • National Board of Medical Examiners scores

Please also submit these non-electronic supplemental materials no later than October 10:

  • College transcript
  • 2 x 2 photograph

If you have any questions, please contact the Program Coordinator Inez Cintron at


The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers a one-week externship/observation opportunity for dental students interested in applying to OMS specialty training programs. This experience is open to 3rd and 4th year dental students from U.S.-or Canadian-Accredited Dental Schools. Applicants must have completed (at minimum) the first two years of dental school at time of application to be eligible. 


We will offer two interview sessions, and will post the dates to PASS when available. We interview approximately 30 applicants for the three positions. When you come to visit, our OMS residents will conduct tours of the hospital. We hold all interviews at The Mount Sinai Hospital, tentatively between 8 am and  5 pm. We also sponsor a social event so that you can  meet and ask questions to OMS residents in a relaxed atmosphere.

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