Become a Surgeon + Dentist ! Two-year combined program of General Surgery and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) at UPENN

Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Residency/M.D.
Program Director: Dr. Helen Giannakopoulos
Program Coordinator: U. Mai Dang

Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Residency/M.D.

After completing the six-year integrated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/MD Program, students will receive a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, as well as a two-year certificate in General Surgery and a certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, among other qualifications (OMFS).

The dual-degree track has been carefully developed to offer a complete approach to both the medical school and residency components of the program. It is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation*. Candidates who successfully finish the program are eligible to sit for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery’s certification test.

Penn’s medical school is distinguished by an innovative and well regarded program that integrates fundamental and clinical sciences. This is the institution’s signature feature. This, along with the required core clinical clerkships, enables the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery resident to obtain a medical education that is uncompromised in any way. The core rotations in medical school are designed in such a way that they contain rotations that also satisfy the criteria for residency training.

Following completion of their six-month rotation on the OMFS service, residents enter medical school during the winter semester of their first year in the program. Residents at the Perelman School of Medicine begin in Module 2 of Learning for Life, which is the second of four modules. Residents get a salary and other perks while undergoing OMFS training throughout their medical school years. Additional responsibilities include periodic on-call evenings with the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery to acquire clinical experience throughout their time in medical school.

The University of Pennsylvania Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine collaborate on a combined educational program for candidates who are admitted. It is only when a matriculant has completed all of the academic, personal, and clinical requirements of the OMS Residency Program and the School of Medicine that he or she will be awarded the MD degree. When a resident withdraws or is terminated from the OMS Residency Program, their admission/enrollment in the School of Medicine is terminated. In the event of withdrawal or termination from the School of Medicine, participation in the OMS residency program will be terminated as well.

USMLE – United States Medical Licensing Examination Residents are encouraged to sit for the four-part United States Medical Licensing Examination beginning in their second year in order to remain in the program after completing their second year.

General Surgery – Residents participate in the general surgery program at Penn for a total of 24 months. During this period, they assume all of the duties that interns on the general surgery service are expected to take on. Anesthesia, cosmetic surgery, surgical oncology, gastrointestinal surgery, thoracic surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, transplant surgery, trauma surgery, surgical critical care, and oral and maxillofacial surgery are among the specialties covered throughout rotations.

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