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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

OMS Internship

2.15.23:   All NCI positions for AY24 (July 1 2023- June 30, 2024) have been filled.   The application cycle for AY25  NCI positions  is  December 2023 –   February 9,  2024. 

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 webpage for full information:   Prospective Residents & Fellows

Eligibility: Qualified Candidates must 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 the application deadline.

Application Deadline:  The application cycle for admissions to the 2024-2025 internship year is December 1, 2023  – February 9, 2024.

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 the program 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 any Supplemental Application materials to: ; or by mail:  Attn OMS Program Applications; 1959 NE Pacific Street; BOX 357134; Seattle, WA 98195