Application and Eligibility for Residency
The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is not required of applicants to the Oral and Maxillofacial Residency Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center However, to be eligible, an applicant must have graduated from an accredited U.S. or Canadian dental school and must be a U.S. Citizen or hold permanent resident status. Residents in our program will take the National Medical Licensing Examinations (Part I and II) prior to graduation from medical school, which is required of all medical students at UT Southwestern Medical School. Part III of the National Medical Licensing Examination is completed during the PGY1 year of general surgery. Each resident will be eligible for in-state tuition during medical school. Resident stipends will be provided while on medical school rotations in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, ENT, and Anesthesiology. Resident stipends will also be provided during the years when functioning as a resident of the OMS/MD track, at a level commensurate with other residents in the hospital at that time.
Postdoctoral Application Support Service
We participate in the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS), a centralized application service that many OMS programs currently use. It simplifies the application process for candidates by allowing them to submit application materials to only one source (PASS) that then distributes this material to as many OMS programs as the candidate chooses.
In addition to what is provided to PASS, we require that the applicant send the following items directly to us prior to September 1 of the year prior to enrollment. These items are:
- A recent photograph (2”x2”)
- An application fee of $25, made payable to UTSWMC-OMS
- Original copy of your official undergraduate (pre-dental) transcripts
When the materials from PASS and those listed above have been received, your application will be complete, and a determination will be made as to which candidates will be interviewed.
Interviews are conducted by invitation only on dates to be specified later. Those candidates who we wish to interview will be contacted early in the fall with more details.
Our program participates in the Matching Program for Residency positions of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons through National Matching Services. This is separate from PASS but equally important. Please visit the Match Applicant Registration website for important information.