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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Preparation for clinical practice or academia

Program Director

Brian Bast, DMD, MD
Box 0440, 533 Parnassus Ave, UB-10
San Francisco, CA 94143-0440
brian.bast@ucsf.edu

Program Coordinator

Pearl Zulueta
Box 0440, 533 Parnassus Ave, UB-10
San Francisco, CA 94143-0440
415.476.8226 (voice)
415.476.0665 (fax)
pearl.zulueta@ucsf.edu

Admissions Contact

Jocelyn Faye
Postgraduate Programs
Office of Admissions

513 Parnassus Ave, S-619
San Francisco, CA 94143-0430

415.476.1101
sod.postgraduate@ucsf.edu

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The residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) is designed to meet the requirements of the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. The program leads to an MD degree and certification in OMFS and can be combined with a PhD, depending on satisfactory progress.

This program will provide you with sufficient didactic and clinical education to meet the requirements of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and to become a knowledgeable practitioner. Along with preparation for a career in clinical practice, UCSF offers many opportunities to develop teaching and clinical research skills necessary for an academic career.

The schedule of the six-year program is as follows:

  • Year 1: Three months OMFS, nine months medical school
  • Year 2: Three months OMFS, nine months medical school
  • Year 3: Four months OMFS, eight months medical school
  • Year 4: Four months OMFS, five months anesthesia (including one month of pediatric anesthesia), three months medical school
  • Year 5: General surgery (PGY 1) including four months OMFS
  • Year 6: Chief resident OMFS

We accept four residents per year. Applications are reviewed by the Department of OMFS and the School of Medicine and acceptance is offered jointly.

UCSF Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Department focuses on theoretical and clinical instruction, as well as research

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