Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Certificate

The graduate program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery includes the awarding of a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, two years of general surgery, and 30 months of clinical rotations in oral and maxillofacial surgery. This dual-degree track is carefully designed to provide a comprehensive approach to both the medical school and residency components of the program. The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Candidates who complete the program are eligible for examination by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

The hallmark of Penn's medical school is based on an innovative and highly acclaimed curriculum, which fuses basic and clinical sciences. This, coupled with core clinical clerkships, allows the oral and maxillofacial surgery resident to receive a medical education without compromise. The medical school rotations also meet mandatory residency requirements. 

Candidates of the oral and maxillofacial surgery program are responsible for two and one-half years of medical school tuition. Rotations in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery are scheduled at the following affiliated hospitals to provide an extremely broad and diverse clinical experience:

  • The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia
  • Veterans Administration Hospital
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Pennsylvania Hospital
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Program Timeline

Duration of program: 6 years 

Curriculum

Program-Specific Curriculum: First Year
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (6 months)
Genetics, Epidemiology, Modules 2, 3, & 6 of Medical School Curriculum (6 months)
Program-Specific Curriculum: Second Year
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2 months)
Modules 2, 3, 4, & 6 of Medical School Curriculum
Part I United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)
Program-Specific Curriculum: Third Year
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (4 months)
Modules 4, 5, & 6 of Medical School Curriculum
Part II USMLE
Program-Specific Curriculum: Fourth Year
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2 months)
General Surgery Internship – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (6 months)
Anesthesia (4 months)
Part III USMLE
Program-Specific Curriculum: Fifth Year
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (6 months)
General Surgery (6 months)
Program-Specific Curriculum: Sixth Year
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (12 months)

Seminars 

  • OMFS Lectures (weekly)
  • Journal Club/Morbidity & Mortality Conference (monthly)
  • Center for Human Appearance Conference (monthly)
  • Oral Pathology (monthly)
  • Multidisciplinary Trauma Conference
  • Delaware Valley Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Seminar

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.