Admissions Information

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

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.   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 (if not uploaded as part of your PASS application).  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.   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 (October 31, 2020) 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: Virtual Interviews will be conducted on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 and Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

The University of Washington OMS Residency Program and UW GME supports the recommendations by The Coalition for Physician Accountability released in May 2020 addressing recruitment for the 2020-2021 academic year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and physician education.  This includes the transition to virtual interviews,  No in-person interviews will be conducted at any time during this recruitment season, including in-person interviews for our own local UW dental students.

Please check back for information on future virtual OMS Program recruitment events  including Resident-led Town Hall meetings, Virtual Happy Hour Socials, and  our Virtual Interview Sessions.

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 OMS Residency program is a fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)  and sponsored by University of Washington GME.  Candidates who MATCH to this program are subject to and privileged by the terms and conditions of the UW House Staff Association Collective Bargaining Agreement (UWHA CBA), in  conjunction with the UW GME Resident /Fellow Position Appointment (RFPA) during the residency portion of the integrated training program.  The UWHA-CBA, and RFPA outline the terms and conditions of Resident Positions.    of residency appointments with University of Washington Residency Programs. We strongly encourage all interested applicants to carefully review the complete details as listed in the GME Prospective Residents and Fellows website.  Trainees do not receive Resident Appointee Stipends while enrolled  as medical students in the MD -portion of the training.

2020-2021 Resident Stipends

2019-2020 Resident Stipends
Training Year: R1 R2 R3 R4
Monthly $5,049 $5,245 $5,461 $5,695
Annually $60,588 $62,940 $65,532 $68,340

*Stipend rates are a negotiated as part of the UWHA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

 A Note about Vacation

UW Residents are entitled to up to  3 weeks + 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.   Please review UWHA CBA for complete list of leave benefits.