Internship

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Pre-Residency Internship Program

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine/Boston Medical Center

Internship Director: Dr. Timothy Osborn

Contact person: Cheryl Flynn, Residency Coordinator, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery cheryl.flynn@bmc.org 617-414-7558

Overview

The one-year pre-residency program focuses on training new dental graduates in minor oral and maxillofacial surgery, including dentoalveolar surgery, preprosthetic surgery, dentoalveolar trauma, management of odontogenic infections, exposure to dental implants, and management of the medically compromised patient. Residents enrolled in the program will rotate through Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston Medical Center, and other affiliate institutions, and their clinical responsibilities are very similar to the PGY1 residents enrolled in the 4-year CAGS residency training program.

Goals

The goal of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Pre-Residency Internship Program is to provide residents with excellent didactic and clinical experience. On completion, graduates will possess sufficient professional knowledge, skills, and ability to practice minor oral surgery competently and independently. They will also have an in-depth understanding of hospital-based oral and maxillofacial surgery practice. The one-year hospital experience is aimed to strengthen their application for a residency program.

Annual Openings

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Pre-Residency Internship Program: maximum of four openings

Application Information

Visit the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine Postdoctoral Admissions website for application instructions.

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Pre-Residency Internship Program uses the ADEA Post-doctoral Application Support Service (PASS) for admissions. An online application is available.

Interviews for the Pre-Residency Internship Program are conducted after the match results are out for the oral and maxillofacial surgery 4-year certificate of advanced graduate study program. Although applications for the one-year Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Pre-Residency Internship Program are considered after the Match, early applications are encouraged. The internship program does not participate in the match program.

International dental graduates may apply for the one-year OMFS Pre-Residency Internship Program.

Tuition

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine charges tuition to all interns entering the preliminary internship program. Partial or complete scholarship may be awarded at the discretion of the program director to offset tuition requirements for select individuals.

Housing

Help with housing for the incoming interns is available through BMC and BU. The BMC House Officers Association prepares information about the neighborhood and transportation most accessible to the core hospitals, and maintains a list of apartments and houses that will be vacated by current house officers in June. This list is available to new residents in late April. In addition, BUMC’s Off-Campus Services Office provides valuable information on housing and transportation.

Stipend

Annual stipends may be available for select interns accepted into the program. The stipend is equivalent to the stipend offered to a PGY1 resident by the graduate medical education department.

Year 2012-13 Salaries
PGY1 $54,217

Stipends are only available for select interns accepted into the program.