Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program

4 Year Program

Program Director: John H. Hardeman, D.D.S., M.D.

Gainesville, FL 32610-0416
Office: (352) 273-6750
Fax: (352) 392-7609  

Program Description for the 2016 – 2017 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

6 Year Program

Program Director: John H. Hardeman, D.D.S., M.D.

Gainesville, FL 32610-0416
Office: (352) 273-6750
Fax: (352) 392-7609  

Program Description for the 2016 – 2017 Academic Year

The University of Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program located in Gainesville is a six-year residency/M.D. program which accepts two candidates 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.

All residents are eligible to sit for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery examination after successfully completing the program.

The program includes a minimum 30 months of oral and maxillofacial surgery in Gainesville.  In addition, there are three years of medical school at the University of Florida and one year of general surgery residency.

Applicants are not required to take the MCAT or MSKP.

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 six years of the program, including the three years of medical school, and are determined on a yearly basis.

Medical school tuition is required for the three years of medical school. As of 2011, non-Florida residents will receive in-state tuition rates. Florida residency must be established upon matriculation.

 The 6 year Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency/M.D. program is structured as follows: 

Services License Exam Rotation
First Year
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2 months
Second year of Medical School 10 months
*USMLE Part I
Second Year
Third year of Medical School 12 months
Third Year
Fourth year of Medical School Cardiology 1 month
Emergency Medicine 1 month
Anesthesia (Including 1 month Pediatric & 1 month CCM/ICU) 6 months
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 4 months
*USMLE Part II
Fourth Year
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 12 months
Fifth Year
General Surgical Residency 10 months
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2 months
*USMLE Part III
Sixth Year
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Chief Year) 12 months

*USMLE: United States Medical Licensing Exam                           


To receive an application or additional program information contact:

Dr. Pamela Sandow
Clinical Professor & Assistant Dean of Admissions

Address:
College of Dentistry
Graduate Admissions
PO Box 100402
Gainesville, FL 32610-0402
Contact Information:
Phone: (352) 273-5956
Fax: (352) 846-0311
Website: http://dental.ufl.edu/