The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) Residency, a joint offering of Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, is a comprehensive surgical speciality residency, during which trainees earn their medical degrees.
The residency offers you the opportunity to:
- Become an outstanding clinical oral and maxillofacial surgeon with competence in all areas of the specialty
- Consider a career as an academic oral and maxillofacial surgeon
- Obtain and maintain certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, including successful recertification throughout the participant's career
- Participate in the education of co-residents
- Develop skills and interest in self-directed lifelong education
The residency is six years long and combines certification in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a Doctor of Medicine degree from Mayo Clinic School of Medicine. It also provides a two-year certificate in general surgery from Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.
The program provides training in all areas of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including:
- Outpatient sedation and general anesthesia for children and adults
- Dentoalveolar surgery
- Dental and craniofacial implants
- Maxillofacial trauma
- Orthognathic surgery
- Surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea
- Maxillofacial pathology and reconstruction
- Surgical management of temporomandibular joint disorders
- Management of head and neck infections
- Pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgery
- Head and neck oncology
Fellowship training in oral and maxillofacial surgery is not offered at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, so as not to detract from your surgical education.
Stipends and benefits
The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, which operates under the auspices of the American Dental Association.
Graduates of the Mayo Clinic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency have successfully entered private practice, academic practice and OMS fellowships on completion of training. Since 1990, our program boasts a 100 percent pass rate for those residents who have taken the certification process for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.