Applications for Residency beginning on July 1, 2016 will be acceped through ADEA PASS beginning on May 20, 2015. We will accept two (2) applicants to the four-year program and one (1) applicant for the six-year, MD-track program. Applications are due via the PASS system by September 15, 2015 and interview invitations will be sent direcly to selected candidates. After interviewing, residents will be matched via the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program.
The selection process for our residents emphasizes past academic performance, personal attributes such as a sound work ethic, dedication, honesty, and a demonstrated commitment to post-graduate training in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The latter may be demonstrated through completion of one or more OMS externships, preferably of at least two (2) weeks duration. Letters of recommendation are required and specified by the PASS application information for this program. Such letters are very carefully reviewed and should be provided by dental school faculty who can share personal knowledge of the applicant’s qualifications, commitment, personal attributes, and accomplishments.
The following supplemental materials are required, and must be uploaded to your PASS application:
-2x2 Passport style photo
-NBDE Score report (part 1, and part 2 if you have taken it)
-CBSE Score report
-Evaluated Foreign Transcripts (foreign applicants to 4-year program only)
-TOEFL score report (foreign applicants to 4-year program only)
The required Application Fee of $35 for domestic applicants, $75 for international applicants must be paid via check or money order made out to "Vanderbilt Oral Surgery" and mailed directly to the department at:
Vanderbilt Oral Surgery
1623 The Vanderbilt Clinic
1301 Medical Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37232
The applications and supplemental materials for the July 1, 2016 start date must be submitted to PASS and application fees must be received by September 15, 2015. The most qualified applicants will be invited for a one-day personal interview in October or November 2015. Invited applicants will be notified of specific interview dates.
The Vanderbilt program also participates in the Residency Matching Program sponsored by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Information regarding the postdoctoral matching program may be found on the Internet at the following address: www.natmatch.com/dentres. The 6-year Program Code is 2121. The 4-year program Code is 2122.
The stipend for the first year of residency training during the year 2015-2016 is $52,427, with raises for each additional year of training.
The stipend is not paid while the six-year trainee is receiving course credit as a medical student, unless the credit is for clinical rotations in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery or Anesthesia. In the latter situation, the trainee will receive a stipend and medical school credit. Up to six months of the fourth year of medical school is devoted to the OMS service and, therefore, the resident will receive a stipend for up to 6 months of the fourth year of medical school. The six-year trainee is responsible for the last three years of Vanderbilt Medical School tuition.
Numerous forms of financial assistance are available. All residents in the OMS-MD program receive assistance with medical school tuition through department-sponsored scholarships for at least the first year of the program (second year of medical school). We encourage you to review the Vanderbilt School of Medicine website for additional information on tuition and financial aid.
The four-year trainees receive a stipend continuously for four years and have no tuition responsibility.
We appreciate your interest in the Vanderbilt program. If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact us directly.
Samuel J. McKenna, D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.S.
Professor and Chairman