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OMFS Requirements

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program is guided by an experienced, dedicated full time faculty that provides a strong didactic component as well as a vast clinical experience. The educational experience is progressive, offering increasing responsibilities as residents proceed through the program.

All applicants must be qualified graduates of a dental school accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA) or the Canadian Dental Association (CDA). The OMFS/MD Residency Program is six years in duration and leads to qualification for certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Each resident will also complete the requirements for the M.D. degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine as well as a post graduate year in General Surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, satisfying the requirements for Medical Licensure in New York State.

Two residents will be selected annually for the combined Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/MD program. Applicants will be interviewed both by the OMFS faculty as well as the admissions committee at the College of Medicine. Appointments are offered to highly qualified individuals who are committed to a career of excellence in patient care, teaching, and research. The prospective residents are simultaneously accepted with advanced standing into The Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The residents will join the medical school in the second year and will be required to successfully complete the second, third and fourth years of medical school with the exception of the elective rotations. All elective rotation time will be spent on the Oral and Maxillofacial surgery service at the Jacobi Medical Center or the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center.

Continuation on to the clinical years of the training programs will be contingent upon graduation from the Medical School and satisfactory performance on the USMLE Part I and Part II. Tuition to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine is the responsibility of the resident. Financial aid may be available through the Medical School.

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