Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital

The Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Residency is a three-year, hospital-based residency program designed using methods similar to that of the general pathology residency. One new position is available each year.

Our goal is to prepare highly qualified dentists to be competent in the practice of oral and maxillofacial pathology.

We provide you with integrated and well-supervised practical and didactic experiences in our world-class academic health center. These experiences include:

  • Supervised patient contact and review of selected oral and maxillofacial pathology cases
  • Coursework in oral and maxillofacial pathology and anatomic and clinical pathology
  • Practice in pathology research
  • Exposure to new and developing technologies in pathology (e.g., immunopathology, molecular pathology, ultrastructure)
  • Exposure to new and developing subspecialty pathology (e.g., dermatopathology, bone, and hematopathology)

In addition to fulfilling the educational objectives of this program, residents will feel comfortable in the hospital environment and will be competent and confident in their interactions with medical colleagues.

Following successful completion of this residency program, residents will meet eligibility requirements for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and can become board eligible.

The Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Service at Mount Sinai receives approximately 5,900 cases each year, which serve as the basis of the residency experience. Residents learn at the microscope and prepare a written gross and microscopic description for each case. This is an intense teaching and learning experience essential to your educational development.   

In addition, you learn from spending  time in clinical diagnosis and treatment of patients that have oral mucosal disease and/or symptoms that are referred and seen in the Department of Dentistry’s clinical oral medicine/oral pathology clinic.  

An important component of the residency program is rotations in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. These rotations include anatomic and surgical pathology, autopsy, biochemistry, microbiology, cytopathology, immunology, electron microscopy, hematology, hematopathology, tumor cytogenetics, radiology, and dermatopathology.

Residents also conduct a research project.

The educational objectives of the program are to train oral maxillofacial pathology specialists who are able to: 

  • Understand and correlate the gross and microscopic features of biopsy specimens in order to accurately diagnose diseased tissue(s)
  • Provide the highest level of microscopy diagnostic skills using new technologies in immunohistochemistry and molecular studies
  • Write gross and microscopic descriptions and formulate pathology reports
  • Know the effects of systemic diseases on the oral soft tissues
  • Participate in the teaching and education of medical students, residents, and other health care professionals
  • Present cases at hospital conferences and to the tumor board
  • Perform clinico-pathological research
  • Write manuscripts for publication
  • Direct an oral and maxillofacial pathology laboratory

Salaries are $57,511 for the first year, $60,630 for the second year, and $63,888 for the third year. We offer a full range of medical and dental benefits.

The application deadline is November 1 of the year preceding matriculation. All applicants must be graduates of an American Dental Association-accredited dental school. Applicants can apply to Mount Sinai Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology directly or through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS).

PASS Contact information:         
Tel: (617) 612-2065

Applicants must submit:

  • Universal application with a personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Dental school transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Board scores/transcripts

Our program number is OMP 1043. All application materials must be in PASS by November 1. Supplemental materials needed from applicants in addition to the PASS application include a 2x2 photograph, dental aptitude test scores, and a pre-dental school transcript.

All of the above documents can be sent (if applying directly) to:

Dr. Naomi Ramer
Mount Sinai Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Program Director
1 Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029

Eligible applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents and must have graduated from American or Canadian dental schools prior to beginning the training program.