4-Year Residency Program


Applications and additional information:

Dr. Pamela Sandow, Assistant Dean of Admissions

  • Office: (352) 273-5956
  • Fax: (352) 846-0311

Dr. John H. Hardeman, Residency Program Director

  • Office: (352) 273-6750
  • Fax: (352) 392-7609

Patty Carpenter, Administrative Support Assistant


 Program Description for the 2017 – 2018 Academic Year

The University of Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program located in Gainesville is offering a four-year OMFS/non-MD degree residency program which accepts one candidate per year.  The program is fully accredited by the American Dental Association’s Council on Dental Education and follows the guidelines of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.  Training involves the full range and scope of the specialty, including facial trauma, orthognathic surgery, temporomandibular joint surgery, preprosthetic surgery, dental implants, facial aesthetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, benign and malignant pathology of the head and neck, and craniofacial surgery.

The program includes a minimum 30 months of oral and maxillofacial surgery, 6 months of anesthesia/ICU, and selected internal medicine and general surgery rotations that meet the requirements of the Council on Dental Accreditation. All residents are eligible to sit for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery examination after successfully completing the program.

All program applicants must apply through PASS (Postdoctoral Application Support Service) which is sponsored by the American Association of Dental Schools.  PASS is an application clearinghouse that provides uniform information to participating programs while relieving applicants of the burden of completing multiple individual applications.  Participation in the PASS program is mandatory.

Additionally, our residency program participates in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program.  This program provides a computerized service that matches preferred applicants to their desired program.  Participation in this service is also mandatory by contractual agreement.

Stipends are paid for all four years of the program, are determined on a yearly basis  and equal that of all other PGY 3-6 medical and surgical residents at the University of Florida.

The 4 year Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency program is structured as follows: 

Services Service Breakdown Rotation
First Year
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 5 months
Internal Medicine Rotations 4 months
      Medicine 3 months
      Cardiology 1 month
General Anesthesia 3 months
Second Year
Anesthesia  3 Months
      General Anesthesia 1 month
      Pediatric Anesthesia 1 month
      CCM/ICU 1 month
General Surgery Rotations 4 months
      ENT 1 month
      Neurosurgery 1 month
      Plastic Surgery 1 month
      Trauma 1 month
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 5 months
Third Year
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 12 months
Fourth Year
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Chief Year) 12 months

*USMLE: United States Medical Licensing Exam