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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Preparation for clinical practice or academic career

Program Director

Chirag M Patel, DMD, MD
Box 0440, 533 Parnassus Ave, UB-10
San Francisco, CA 94143-0440

Program Coordinator

Pearl Zulueta
Box 0440, 533 Parnassus Ave, UB-10
San Francisco, CA 94143-0440
415.476.8226 (voice)
415.476.0665 (fax)

Admissions Coordinator

Daliah Williams
Office of Admissions
513 Parnassus Ave, S-630
San Francisco, CA 94143-0430
415.476.2737, ext 3 (voice)
415.476.4226 (fax)

The 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 in oral and craniofacial sciences, 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: Two months OMFS, then first year medical school
Year 2: Two months OMFS, then second year medical school
Year 3: Third year medical school, four months OMFS
Year 4: Fourth year medical school, four months anesthesia, four months OMFS
Year 5: General surgery (PGY 1), 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. Acceptance is offered jointly, and advanced standing in the medical school is granted based on a review of an applicant’s dental school curriculum and transcripts.

UCSF Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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