RESIDENCY PROGRAM SUMMARY
|Program length||26 months|
|Accreditation status||CODA Approved|
|Instrument, supply, sterilization fees||None|
|Stipend||Yes, currently $50,145(PGY1), $51,650(PGY2)|
|Dental school status||Must be graduate of ADA accredited dental school|
|2014 application deadline||August 30, 2013|
|2014 start date||November 2014|
|PASS participant||No, for 2014|
|MATCH participant||No, for 2014|
|Separate program application||Yes, 2014 Orthodontic Application.pdf|
Marion Messersmith, DDS, MS*
Program Director and Chief
Richard Shin, BDS DDS MS FRCD(C)*
Part Time Clinical
|Jack Fisher, DMD||Joe Gibson, DDS, MS*|
|Joel Gluck, DDS, MS*||Jon Lucas, DDS|
|Allen Moffitt, DMD, MSD*||John Pryse, DDS*|
Part Time Non-Clinical
|Matt Beecroft, DMD||James Cannon, DDS, MS|
|Bret Freedman, DMD||Clay Fulks, DMD|
|Cindy Green, DDS*||John Philipose, DDS, MS, MBA, PhD|
|Bart Konarski, DDS||William Layman, DMD*|
|H Clifton Simmons, DDS|
The residency program in orthodontics is a 26 month hospital-based program. Three residents are selected each year. The program combines clinical training with studies of the basic sciences as related to orthodontics. All instruction is conducted at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The program is accredited by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation. Graduates of the program meet the advanced education eligibility requirements of the American Board of Orthodontics. A certificate in
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics is awarded by Graduate Medical Education of Vanderbilt University Medical Center upon successful completion of the residency program. The program is designed to fully prepare the resident for specialist practice in orthodontics, as well as provide educational opportunities for those who wish to pursue a career in teaching or craniofacial orthodontics. Residents will learn to critically evaluate the scientific literature, design a research project and write a publishable paper for a certificate.
STIPEND AND BENEFITS
Residents receive a stipend based on their postgraduate level. Currently the stipend for the July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014 year is $50,145 for PGY-1 residents and $51,650 for PGY-2 residents. Please check the website of the Vanderbilt Office of Graduate Medical Education for current stipend amounts and for additional information on benefits.
Residents are responsible for securing their own funding. Residents are responsible for all travel, fees and expenses associated with the residency program. Some of these expenses are listed below:
• Interviews, AAO and other professional meeting attendances
• Subscriptions, professional memberships and books
• Purchase of optional personal orthodontic instruments, personal computer and software
• Observation visits to private orthodontic offices
• American Board of Orthodontics registration and written exam
Orthodontic residents are expected to rotate through an on-call roster.
The application deadline is August 30, 2013. Interviews for invited applicants are tentatively scheduled for September 27, 2013. The program will start November 2014. Correspondence regarding your application should be addressed to Ms. Peggy Wilson, Education Specialist (firstname.lastname@example.org).
NOTICE: If you have already matched, accepted a position or committed to a postgraduate dental program, your application WILL NOT be considered.
Please submit the following documents directly to the Division of Orthodontics as soon as possible. Official transcripts and letters of references MUST come directly from the institutions or the individuals submitting the letter of reference. Applicants must be a graduate of an ADA accredited dental school.
• 2014 Vanderbilt GME Orthodontic Residency Application (2014 Orthodontic Application.pdf)
• Official Dental School Academic Transcript
• Official NBDE Score Report (if pass/fail, please submit Official DAT Score Report)
• Official GRE Score Report (if available, not required)
• Dental school letters of recommendations Dean (1), Restorative faculty (1, up to 3 okay), Oral
Surgery/Periodontic/Orthodontic/Endodontic faculty (1)
• GPR or AEGD trained applicants. Request letter of recommendation from GPR/AEGD director
• Optional: Letter of recommendation (maximum 2) from non-dental school sources
• Curriculum vitae (not to exceed 2 pages in 11 point Arial or Times New Roman font)
• Personal Statement Essay (not to exceed 1 page in 11 point Arial or Times New Roman font)
• Current passport-style photo
• Application fee ($225)
All applications are reviewed by the faculty. Using the criteria below, the faculty will determine which applicants are most likely to complete the program with integrity, collegiality, productivity and high achievement. These applicants will be contacted following the application deadline for an interview. Following interviews, three residents will be selected to start the residency in November 2014.
• Dental class standing/class rank
• History of academic achievement, ethical behavior and work ethic
• NBDE/GRE/DAT score(s)
• Clinical practice history (GPR, AEGD, private practice experience)
• Letters of recommendation
Candidates selected for an interview are invited to visit the program to meet and interact with faculty, staff and residents on the interview date. Daily clinical and didactic activities are limited during this time so that the primary focus is on the candidates. Due to privacy concerns, VUMC policy and limitations on time and space -- visits are limited to invited candidates.