Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

OMS Internship

February 15, 2022:  At this time, all NCI positions for AY23 have been filled.   The application cycle, for AY24 NCI positions  (Jul 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024)  is  January 1 – February 1,  2023. 

The University of Washington Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery offers 4 one-year non-categorical internship (NCI) positions for dentists who are interested in gaining an additional year of education and experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery beyond that which is taught during dental school, and who are preparing to apply to OMS residency training programs. NCI trainees receive similar didactic and clinical training experience and responsibilities as categorical interns.  The OMS Non-Categorical Internship position is twelve months in length.

The NCI year provides clinical training covering the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery.  OMS Interns are primarily based at Harborview Medical Center – the only level 1 trauma center for the pacific Northwest – and the UW School of Dentistry’s Northwest Center for Oral Facial Surgery.   A limited rotation with Seattle Children’s hospital OMS services is also possible.

In addition to an excellent clinical training experience, OMS NCI’s are participate in the Residency Program’s didactic component and may have access to research opportunities.  Although not required, it is our goal for each NCI to complete a reviewed publication during the year.

Length of training program: 12 Months

Salary: Stipend, commensurate with all R1  UW Medicine Housestaff  Appointees.   Please visit the UW Medicine GME ‘Prospective Residents and Fellows’  Website for full information:   Prospective Residents & Fellows

Eligibility: Qualified Candidates will have a have DDS or DMD from U.S. or Canadian Accredited Dental School and are U.S. citizens, or U.S. Permanent Residents, or Canadian Citizens  , and must submit all required program application materials by application deadline.

Application Deadline:  The 2023-2024 admissions application cycle is January 1 – February 15, 2023.

Application: Please submit PASS Program application (OMS289) include your Current CV, a digital photo (head shot); and (recommended but not required) your NBME CBSE exam score  report (if available).

After submitting your PASS application, please notify us by email and include your CAS ID so we can flag it for review in consideration for a non-categorical internship positions (vs. 6 year program).

Submit Supplemental Application materials to:

Attn: OMS Residency Program Manager; 1959 NE Pacific Street; BOX 357134; Seattle, WA 98195

or email: