The OMS Residency is unique in that you still receive a stipend while in medical school, although it is slightly reduced to account for less time performing clinical duties as a resident. Find out more about benefits available to trainees at Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.
Resident educational stipends: 2022-2023 academic year*
||Annual stipend equivalent**
|Graduate Level 1
|Medical School Year 1
|Medical School Year 2
|Graduate Level 2
|Graduate Level 3
|Graduate Level 4
*Effective Jan. 4, 2023
**Mayo Clinic payroll runs on an every-other-week schedule. The annual amount is only an approximation due to Mayo's payroll structure.
Our residents are exposed to a variety of surgeries such as:
- Full-scope craniomaxillofacial trauma
- Orthognathic and obstructive sleep apnea surgery
- Maxillofacial pathology and reconstruction, including oncology and microvascular surgery
- Comprehensive surgical management of temporomandibular disorders
- Management of head and neck infections
- Dental and craniofacial implants
- Outpatient sedation and general anesthesia for children and adults
- Dentoalveolar surgery
- Pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgery
- Craniofacial surgery
- Trigeminal nerve injuries
We are part of a Level I Trauma Center and a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center. In addition, Rochester continues to grow quickly in population and our trauma experience rises to reflect this. However, to supplement this experience, OMS residents participate in a six-week away rotation with the express goal of maximizing exposure and solidifying confidence in managing these complex patients. Currently, residents have a choice of rotating in Portland, Oregon, or San Juan, Puerto Rico. Mayo Clinic covers the cost of housing and transportation during these rotations.
Learn all you can about the specialty by discussing your interest with local oral and maxillofacial surgeons and spending time working with them and shadowing. Externships are very important to help you know if the intensity, workload, patient mix, and variety of practice suits you.
Be honest and hard-working, and work to really connect with your patients. These are characteristics that make great residents.
Be a great dental student and maximize your dental education. What separates OMS from other specialties that operate in the head and neck? It is our unique background with dental training that we are able to apply to surgical, medical, and anesthesia training. You can magnify that advantage by learning all you can during dental school and developing your hand skills.
Yes, we welcome visiting dental students for a one to two-week week externship. It is a great way to gain experience and see what Mayo Clinic is like. For more information, see the application process page.