Applying for Baylor’s Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program
All applicants must be currently enrolled in an American Dental Association (ADA)-accredited United States dental school or hold a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from an ADA-accredited United States dental school. Dentists with degrees from foreign countries are not eligible. Those with Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degrees from accredited medical schools may be considered for the combined DDS/MD certificate program with advanced standing dental school admission.
All applicants should have a composite score of at least 90 on Part 1 of the National Dental Board Examination to be considered eligible for application.
All applicants should ideally be in the top 15 percent of their dental school class, have a high grade point average and have letters that attest to demonstrated interest and potential in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
All applicants must submit their applications through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) to be considered for interviews. Most applicants are selected through the National Match program. PASS packets are available from the American Dental Education Association. Contact your school administration for information.
In addition to the PASS package, all applicants must submit at least three letters of recommendation from dental school faculty. At least one letter should ideally be from oral and maxillofacial surgery faculty at the dental school. In addition, a Dean’s letter should also be forwarded through PASS.
Interviews are by invitation. If invited, all applicants are expected to interview in person to be considered for residency appointment.
Everyone who is accepted into a residency or fellowship program at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas is required to successfully complete a background review and initial drug screening, which includes testing for the use of nicotine products. Effective Jan, 1, 2012, Baylor Health Care System and its affiliated entities will not hire individuals who test positive for the use of any nicotine products.
Applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible for appointments to either Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited or Texas Medical Board (TSBME) or American Dental Association (ADA)-approved programs:
Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee of Medical Education (LCME)
Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada (IMG – International Medical Graduates) who meet these qualifications:
Have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates prior to appointment
Have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States licensing jurisdiction in which they are training
Possess a Green card or procure a J-1 visa (H1B vistas are not sponsored by Baylor for housestaff training. Baylor only sponsors J-1 visas for housestaff training.)
Graduates of medical schools outside the United States who have completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school
Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the LCME who are not United States citizens who meet these qualifications:
Have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a US licensing jurisdiction in which they are training
Possess a Green card or procure a J-1 visa (H1B visas are not sponsored by Baylor for housestaff training. Baylor only sponsors J-1 visas for housestaff training.)
For more information about the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Training Program, please contact:
Heather Zimmerman, coordinator