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Baylor University Medical Center Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program


OMS Six-year Certificate/MD Program 

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas' Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) Residency program combines curriculums to lead to a certificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. The minimum duration of study is 72 months.


The program’s objectives are to:

  • Offer a clinical and academic background that meets or exceeds the requirements and essentials of an accredited residency program in oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Provide a program that prepares residents for successful completion of the certification examination of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Develop surgical expertise, diagnostic acumen and patient management skills to enable each resident to pursue an academic career, research career and/or practice in this specialty
  • Foster an attitude of critical inquiry and intellectual self-renewal throughout each resident’s career and stimulate the desire to deliver ethical, compassionate and effective health care services
  • Stimulate an intellectual curiosity through the teaching of research methodology and the design and conduct of meaningful research


Residents in Baylor’s oral and maxillofacial surgery/ MD residency program attend Texas Tech University Medical School in Lubbock, TX as full-time medical students with advanced standing in the second-year medical class. Six months of the medical school program are spent on the oral and maxillofacial surgery service.


After completion of medical school, residents return to Dallas to complete a one-year general surgery internship at Baylor University Medical Center. The remaining 24 months of the program are spent on the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry and Baylor University Medical Center.


OMS Four-year Certification Program

The 48-month certificate-only program in oral and maxillofacial surgery is a fully accredited residency made available primarily for United States Federal Service trainees. The first 12 months of the program include time on the parent service, as well as a series of resident-level rotations on the general surgery, medicine and anesthesia services.


The final three years of the program are primarily spent on the OMS service, with rotations of one month to the Oral Pathology, Head and Neck Surgery and Oculoplastic Surgery services. The certificate of training completion and eligibility for taking the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial certification examination is awarded after completion of all training programs – 72 month certificate/MD and 48-month certificate.

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