UW School of Dentistry

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

Candidates who MATCH with the University of Washington MD/OMS program are simultaneously eligible for advanced standing admission to the University of Washington School of Medicine MD program and therefore must meet both OMS program requirements ,and School of Medicine MD program admissions requirements.  Qualified Candidates must have DDS or DMD from U.S. or Canadian Accredited Dental School and must be a U.S. 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.

Acceptance into the UW School of Medicine MD program is contingent upon the outcome of a required national background check, being able to meet the SOM’s “Essential Requirements of Medical Education”, and the University of Washington School of Medicine Admission, Retention, and Graduation Standards, with our without accommodation, and agreeing to the School of Medicine Honor Code.

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 OMS 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.

MD Program Tuition Requirements

OMS Residents who matriculate to the School of Medicine MD program are subject to the SOM Tuition rate and applicable rules, and are eligible for financial aid through the SOM, if applicable.  MD Program Current tuition and Fees are listed on the University of Washington Office of Budgeting and Planning Website:  http://opb.washington.edu/content/annual-tuition-and-fees

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 must submit scores from the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®) Comprehensive Basic Science Examination (CBSE) either by including in the PASS application, or sending directly to the program.        NBDE: Your NBDE transcript is NOT required or Requested. 
  3. Official Transcripts from Undergraduate School

The Supplemental application materials should be received by the PASS application Deadline (Sept 15, 2016) Please mail to:

ATTN: OMS Program Applications
University of Washington
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
1959 NE Pacific Street; BOX 357134
Seattle, WA 98195-7134

Candidate Interviews: Candidate Interview Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Approximately 2 weeks following the PASS application deadline we will contact candidates to extend invitations to program interview day. We select approximately 30 candidates to interview from the application pool. Candidates interested in accepting the interview invitation should plan to be available for the full day (11/8/2016).  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 OMS residency program fills three (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 during their Residency Appointment period of the training  program.  (Trainees do not receive Resident Appointee Stipends while enrolled in the MD program -School of Medicine).

2016-2017 Resident Stipends

2016-2017 Resident Stipends
Training Year: R1 R2 R3 R4
Monthly $4,439 $4,614 $4,803 $5,009
Annually $53,268 $55,3684 $57,636 $60,108

*Annual Stipends are subject to change yearly on July 1

 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.