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OMFS Externships

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at Mount Sinai-Mount Sinai Beth Israel / Jacobi Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine offers one and two week externships, open to current students of accredited United States or Canadian dental or medical schools.

For students considering a career in oral and maxillofacial surgery our externship provides an excellent opportunity to participate in an OMFS residency program. At the end of an externship, participants will have a more complete understanding of the specialty and of the demands of a six year program.

The OMFS residency spans two institutions, Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, and Mount Sinai- Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan. One week externships are usually divided between the two institutions, depending on the level of clinical activity. Two weeks externship are divided into one week blocks at Mount Sinai-Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Jacobi Medical Center.

Depending on previous dental school clinical experience/ competency, visiting dental students may participate in patient care in a "Hands-On" capacity. Those students lacking prior clinical experience may be observers only and may not participate in hands-on patient care including dental assisting.

If you wish to be considered for an extern position, please email the following to residency coordinator Mariam Ajose at

  • A current curriculum vitae

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Desired dates of externship

Once accepted, we will request the following:

  • A letter from your School verifying that you are in good standing and that this is approved as part of your curriculum

  • Documentation of health insurance / professional liability coverage during your planned visit

  • Proof of required immunizations including current flu vaccine

Visiting students must make their own housing arrangements. Any expenses involved in the externs stay will be the responsibility of the extern.

Due to the high volume of applicants for the externship position, and time for processing of paperwork, please submit applications no less than 2 months prior to desired rotation start-date. 

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