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    is the NBME CBSE exam that OMFS applicants take the same one the US MD Students take before the USMLE Step 1? If so, doesn't that skew the Scores?
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    Year 1 Dental Student going to Year 2 FULLY committed to OMFS

    Hi All! I hope you all are doing well, and are safe! :) I'm finishing D1, and my Dental School (North American School) has notified me that the upcoming D2 First Term (sept-dec) will 100% be online. I am 100000% interested and committed to OMFS, and was wondering what can I do in the meantime...
  3. TeethAndTitanium

    Public Service Loan Forgiveness while at hospital for 10yrs?

    Hey everyone, I'm just curious how true this is, but I heard this both from someone who was externing and an attending at a program (both for OMFS) that you could work for a non-for profit hospital for 10yrs and make minimal loan payments and get your loans forgive (federal loans only) -...
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    OMFS Internship Opportunities - POST HERE ONLY

    I know this time of year, everyone is trying to figure out exactly how they want to fill out their rank list, but I just want to take the time to post a little about my experiences at my OMFS internship so that those of you not fortunate enough to MATCH will be aware of the opportunities...
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    Hey guys, I'm a D3 exploring oral surgery and will take the CBSE in August 2020. I plan on applying in the FY21 cycle ending in May 2021, which is my graduation month. I understand that I cannot start residency until the next year after getting accepted. Is there anyway I can apply for a...
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    Stanford Dental Medicine and Surgery Fellowship 2020-21

    Great opportunity for those looking into OMFS and did not match this year. You will have an opportunity to work with multiple oral surgeons and hospital dentists.
  7. PhansterZ

    OMS Residency AMA 2020

    Haven’t done one of these in a while. I’m enrolled in a 6-year combined MD-OMS residency program. On my anesthesia rotation, so I have a lot of free time. Ask me anything! Here’s a link to the previous AMA I did 2 years ago.
  8. TeethAndTitanium

    CBSE vs UWorld (posted in the wrong subgroup I think..?)

    Posted this in the "Dental Residents" subthread, but am not sure if that was the right place to do so. Wanted to get some friendly convo going so figured I'd post it on this subthread as well! Hey everyone! So were about 3 months out from the CBSE, and I just had a few questions with regards...
  9. TeethAndTitanium

    CBSE vs UWorld

    Hey everyone! So were about 3 months out from the CBSE, and I just had a few questions with regards to UWorld vs CBSE. Just curious, but for those that broke 70 on CBSE, what percentages were you getting on random UWorld blocks? I'm just curious if those correlate at all as a way to judge how...
  10. rebelais

    ***Official - University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) OMFS Residency***

    University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) OMFS Tracks: 6-year MD/DMD (1 position) 4-year DMD Track (2 positions) 1-year Internships (4 positions; includes 1 position at Northwestern Hospital) Department Chair: Michael Miloro MD, DMD, FACS Program Director: Michael Han DMD, FACS Full-Time...
  11. docdew

    OMFS residency - Spectrum of program intensity/rigor?

    I am looking to get more of an idea about the spectrum of intensity/rigor of the existing OMFS residency programs out there. As a dental student, you hear things about the various reputations of these programs, but the info seems to be pretty limited and difficult to come by. For example, I've...
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    How do I apply for an OMFS internship/non-categorical position?

    Hi everyone, I was wondering how to go about applying for an OMFS internship/non-categorical position. Can anyone explain the process? Should I contact/send my application before or on match day? Should my application be mailed or emailed? Should I fill out a PASS application? What documents...
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    How do I apply for an OMFS internship/non-categorical position?

    Hi everyone, I was wondering how to go about applying for an OMFS internship/non-categorical position. Can anyone explain the process? Should I contact/send my application before or on match day? Should my application be mailed or emailed? Should I fill out a PASS application? What documents...
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    Better route for Oral Surgery application: Retake CBSE or Internship after dental school?

    To all my fellow Oral & Maxillofacial maniacs (students, residents, practicing doctors) Main question: If you do poorly on your CBSE and don’t get in first time appplying, would you be more competitive if you do an internship after dental school or if you retake the CBSE and aim for a 70+...
  15. Cito

    Studying during the last few weeks before CBSE

    So I have an externship next week for 1 week so I'm a bit limited there with studying time during the day; however, the next test date is August 17th. I have a total of 1830 questions left on Uworld but since I'm focusing on higher yield sections like pathophys, micro, path, immuno, anatomy...
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    Uworld frustrations

    I’m near the completion (about 300 left) of uworld on 1st. I’m a dental student taking cbse in August for omfs. Very frustrated my scores a still kinda of scattered some day I’m getting 70s other times 50s and just now finished a block with 47%. I’m doing them random and test mode. Anybody...
  17. TeethAndTitanium

    Question on Externing OMFS

    Hey everyone, Quick question on OMFS externing. Does it look bad to some programs if you were to do all your externships in 1 city? Would the programs assume that, because you did all externships in city X that you will rank all the programs above theirs, causing them to not rank you as high...
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    Non-Categorical Position open for Detroit Medical Center OMFS Program

    Hello everyone, The Detroit Medical Center OMFS program is seeking one additional non-categorical resident for this coming program year (beginning July 2019) Please email [email protected] for further information and any questions you may have. Thank you
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    Should I keep trying for OMFS?

    I know asking this question is like beating a dead horse, but hey, where else will I get a straight forward answer? Currently a D2, at a state school (if that matters), and trying to see if I should keep putting the effort in towards getting into either a 4 or 6 yr OMFS program. I know the first...
  20. TeethAndTitanium

    Craniofacial abnormalities (Cleft Lip and Palate) OMFS Interest - question

    Hey everyone, So I have gotten more and more involved with a club that works with kids who suffer from cleft lip and palate and have fallen in love with wanting to help these kids. My question is if doing the 6-year OMFS route is truly necessary in order to get into this field. Is it even...
  21. chomuballer

    OMFS chances.

    Hi all, New member here. Currently entering D3 year. I took my CBSE in Feb, scored a 65, my class rank is among the top 5% in the class. What are my chances (considering a 3.1 undergrad GPA) for 4 or 6 year programs? Another question I have is, how do they calculate your undergrad GPA, is it...
  22. TeethAndTitanium

    4 vs 6 year Resume Differences?

    Hey everyone! Quick question. So I met up today with the faculty in our oral surgery department, and they informed me that: 6-Year programs: CBSE and grades and externships are all that really matter -Research and volunteering is basically irrelevant. It is better to do well on the CBSE and...
  23. TeethAndTitanium

    OMFS Externship Questions

    Hey guys! D1 here and am seriously considering the OMFS route. 2 quick questions on the externship process: If there is a school/city I know I want to end up in, should I externship there closer to the application cycle? Or does it not matter when I do it. The reason I ask is because I plan on...
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    Hey tooth-lovers— I wanted your honest opinion on what dental specialty has the best lifestyle to income ratio out of ENDO, PEDO, ORTHO, and OMFS. This factors in income as a specialist, time with family during specialty training and after, and the foreseeable future of the program. So let’s...
  25. lagbydesign

    OMFS vs PRS/ENT (Duty Hours)

    These specialties are often compared for their similar scope of practice. One thing that I really haven't seen is a discussion on the effects that duty hours has on training to be a surgeon of the head and neck. Does the presence (or lack thereof) of duty hours make a difference in competency at...
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    Best Externships for OMFS dreamers 2019!

    Hey fellow OMFS dreamers, the 2019 application cycle is almost upon us. Could people list best externships to check out before application cycle opens up !
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    2019 Residents in the Los Angeles area

    Hey everyone! Just thought I'd start a thread for anyone moving to the Los Angeles for residency this summer as an opportunity to meet people before we all get there. Feel free to post to which program you will be attending below, when you start, and where you're from.
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    P/F Schools and Implications on OMFS

    I was wondering since the main criteria of matching into OMFS is based on Class Rank + CBSE score with a good amount of EC (Externship, Research, LOR), how exactly does a H/P/F or P/F school help or hurt you. I've noticed a lot of the top Dental Schools for matching into OMFS tend to be P/F...
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    Canadian OMFS Specialty Exam (NDSE)

    Hi Everyone, I'm wondering if there are any Canadians on these boards that are taking this June's OMFS specialty exam (National Dental Specialty Exam). Wondering what people are using to study. Open to PMs too! Thanks, Contach
  30. docdew

    CBSE advice for OMFS residency

    I am currently trying to formulate some sort of study plan/schedule for tackling the CBSE, but it seems quite thoroughly overwhelming. There are so many study resources and so little time with which we, as dental students, actually have to study this material. I see my med school friends...
  31. Mr.Scalpel

    OHSU and Highland/UOP OMFS externships

    I have secured dates for both, but can only do one. OHSU used to be hands-on but now is observation only and can't scrub-in in the OR , only observe. Highland/UOP, I'm not sure what the experience is like these days, but from what I've read here it seems it has been a good externship in the...
  32. I

    OMFS chances for non resident student (B.S. and DDS in the U.S.)?

    Hi I am interested in 4 or 6 yrs OMFS residency and I wonder how does my foreign residency change my chances of getting in. I know a lot of places require U.S. residency but is it just fewer programs accepting international students or you also need to outperform the other applicants a lot to...
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    Mission Trip or OMFS Externships?

    Hello, I am a third year dental student and I am interested in going into Oral Surgery. I have done two externships at programs and they were both hands off experiences. I am planning on doing more externships, but I am wondering if a mission trip is worth it for the experience? There is a...
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    Will I have a shot at any 6yr OMFS program?

    Hi all, I am studying for the CBSE right now, plan to take it in February but really distraught because I have seen a few posts regarding the importance of an undergraduate GPA for acceptance into a 6 year program. My undergrad performance was, by no means, stellar (~3.3 if you don't...
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    Applying to only 4 year OMFS programs? Bad idea?

    I'm a D3 and starting to look into externships for OMFS. I've read countless threads and done my own research and on 4 vs 6 year programs and I've decided that given my currently family situation, age, and where and how I plan to practice, a 4 year program is the route I want to take. My...
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    University of Maryland OMFS

    Update on Maryland: When I was on the interview trail, it felt like common knowledge that University of Maryland was known for two things: All cancer all the time and being a malignant environment. Having completed my first year of residency at this program, I hope to give you all an accurate...
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    OMFS Internship Position 2018-2019

    The University of Nebraska Medical Center Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is offering a single non-categorical internship for the 2018-2019 academic year. The responsibilities of the intern will include primary trauma and dentoalveolar call, rotation on the OMFS Head and Neck...
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    What to study in preparation for OMFS residency

    While studying for the CBSE I primarily used Zanki (an awesome Anki flashcard deck) to study for the exam. I want to keep studying from this deck so that I don't forget this information. Does anyone have any suggestions about which topics I should focus on? I am guessing hematology &...
  39. V

    ENDO to OMFS

    Current Endo resident here extremely interested in OMFS. Is it possible and practical to practice concurrently as an endodontist and oral surgeon? I know endodontists that place implants, but I'm more interested in the broader scope of OS in addition to endo. Any feedback from practicing or...