Admissions Information

Contact Information

Applicants Contact
Susan Lael
**please enter “OMFS Residency Program Application” in the subject line

OMFS Program
University of Washington
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
1959 NE Pacific Street
HSB # B241
Box 357134
Seattle, WA 98195-7134

Phone: 206.543.7496

Verification of Residency Training: Please submit request for residency training verification via Fax to: 206.685.7222; Attn: Residency Program Manager. To ensure accuracy, please provide the full name (as well as any aliases), and trainee’s Date of Birth, along with trainee’s written authorization to disclose information to 3rd party.

Admission Requirements

Qualified Candidates must have DDS or equivalent from U.S. or Canadian Accredited Dental School and must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen, or U.S. Permanent Resident, and must submit all required program application materials by the PASS application deadline. Candidates are assessed for academic achievement and long-term potential. When candidates for the training program are evaluated, no adverse discriminatory judgments are made on the basis of race, sex, religion or nationally.

Certiphi Screening ®Background Check (CBC)

The U. of Washington requires a criminal background check as part of residency program admissions and utilizes Certiphi® Screening Inc.  The OMFS program will initiate the request for CBC after applicants have been offered and officially accept their residency position.

State Licensure Requirement

Successful candidates to this program will either hold a current Dentist License (issued by any U.S.  State), or will be eligible to apply for a Dentist License (issued by any U.S. State) upon completion of dental school and before residency start date (July 1).  Applicants who are appointed to the OMFS residency program are required to hold (at minimum) a Washington State Resident (limited/restricted) Dentist License effective at the beginning of residency training valid for duration of the residency appointment.  During the third year of residency, trainees must complete a 4 month rotation at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon.  OMFS Residents are expected to hold a full/unrestricted Dentist License, issued by any U.S. state, at least 3 months prior to the start date of this rotation.  Therefore, it is necessary for candidates applying to our residency training program to either acquire their U.S. dental license, or be eligible to apply for a full/unrestricted Dentist License before beginning residency training (July 1).

Application  Cycle

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The University of Washington Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency program participates in both PASS (Postdoctoral Application Support Service), and National Matching Services, Postdoctoral Dental Match Program (MATCH)

  • U. of Washington OMS Program PASS code is: OMS 289
  • U. of Washington OMS Program MATCH code is:  OMS 1561

Candidates interested in applying must submit program application via the PASS program application portal at:   https://portal.passweb.org/    Applicants can submit the PASS Application and also register for the MATCH at the same time.

Supplemental Application Materials

In addition to your complete PASS application, please submit the following materials directly to the program:

  1. 2×2 digital photo (if not uploaded as part of your PASS application)
  2. Copy of NBME CBSE Examinee performance profile report.Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit scores from the AAOMS-sponsored National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®) Comprehensive Basic Science Examination (CBSE). (AAOMS is the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.)  NBDE:  Applicants with a numeric score (rather than a pass/fail result) on Part 1 of dental boards are not required to take the CBSE.
  3. Official Transcripts from Undergraduate SchoolThe Supplemental application materials should be received in the department by the same deadline as posted for the PASS application.  Please mail to:Susan Lael
    University of Washington
    Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    1959 NE Pacific Street; BOX 357134
    Seattle, WA 98195-7134

    ATTN:  OMFS Applications

Candidate Interviews: Candidate Interview Day is Tuesday, November 12, 2013.

Approximately 2 weeks following the PASS application deadline we will contact candidates to extend invitations to our program interview day.  From our applicant pool, we select approximately 30 candidates to interview.  Interview day usually during the first or second week of November; candidates should plan to be available all day.  In addition to the Interview day, the selection committee invites the interviewing candidates to an informal dinner the night before interview day.  This affords the candidates an additional opportunity to meet the selection committee, as well as the current residents.

Positions Available

The University of Washington OMFS residency program fills 3 first year positions per year via Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (MATCH).

Annual Stipends and Fringe Benefits

The University of Washington Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency program is a fully accredited by the ADA and sponsored by University of Washington Graduate Medical Education (GME).  Candidates who MATCH to this program are subject to and privileged by the terms and conditions of the Resident Position Appointment (RPA) contract for University of Washington GME residents. 

2013-2014 Resident Stipends

Training Year: R1 R2 R3 R4
Monthly $4,268 $4,437 $4,618 $4,816
Annually $51,216 $53,244 $55,416 $57,792

*Annual Stipends are subject change yearly

 A Note about Vacation

Residents are entitled to up to 3 weeks (21 days) of vacation leave per program year. Vacation leave is pre-arranged on an annual basis and vacation requests may be subject to limitations of certain rotation training sites.  Residents are not permitted to take vacation in July, August or June, unless due to a family emergency, or other extenuating circumstance.

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