6-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
Office: (352) 273-6746
Fax: (352) 392-7609

 Program Description for the 2017 – 2018 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
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
Fourth Year
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 12 months
Fifth Year
General Surgical Residency 10 months
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2 months
Sixth Year
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Chief Year) 12 months

*USMLE: United States Medical Licensing Exam