Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery Residency
About the Program
The program requires 48 months of full-time study. Sponsored by the School of Dentistry, the program uses Metropolitan Nashville General Hospital for training. Metropolitan Nashville General Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
While the program is affiliated with other instructions, the School of Dentistry accepts full responsibilities for the quality of education provided at the affiliated institutions:
The Nashville Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, which also sponsors its own Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Program
The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine at Knoxville, Tennessee, which also sponsors its own accredited Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Program
Eligibility & Requirements
The Selection Committee meets in October, November, and December to interview applicants for admission. The selected applicant is notified in writing. Other applicants are sent a letter of thanks for applying to our program.
Dentists who meet the following criteria are eligible for admission to this program, upon submission of the information listed. The Program admits only one (1) resident each academic term. The following information should be submitted to the program Director for review and then forwarded to the Selection Committee (Admissions Committee):
- Degree from an institution in the United States or Canada accredited by the respective Commission on Dental Accreditation.
- Official dental school transcript
- Copy of Part II score on the National Board of Dental Examiners
- Three (3) letters of recommendation (one letter from the Dean of the School of Dentistry)
- Appearance for personal interview
- A state Dental License or certifications by a Regional Licensure Board is required prior to the third year.
- The completed Program Application Form
To apply, submit:
The admission procedure is an orderly process that will provide the Admissions Committee (Selection Committee) with the information needed, and eliminates variability and inequities in the resident selection process. The Selection Committee is comprised of basic science and clinical science faculty.
- Upon receipt of a Letter of Inquiry about the Advanced Education Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Meharry, the applicant is sent an Application Form or the applicants may apply online here.
- The application form is the instrument utilized initially to document program qualification.
- A Resident Screening Form is completed and submitted, along with the applicant’s folder, to the Program Director for his/her review.
- Candidates are invited for interview only if the applicant folder is complete.
Contact Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program
1005 Dr. D.B. Todd, Jr. Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee 37208
Basic Science Education in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is provided by instructors through the completion of structured didactic courses, seminars/conferences, or problem-solving, clinically oriented laboratories. Program-specific courses are integrated into clinical training to include Surgical Anatomy, Physiology, Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical Microbiology, and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.
Clinical training and education requires a demonstration of competency in the coursework for:
- physical diagnosis
- clinical medicine and pathophysiology
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery didactic lectures
- off-service assignments to Internal Medicine, Anesthesia, General Surgery to include sub-specialty surgery, and thirty months on clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
This permits the residents to practice the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery on an outpatient, ambulatory, inpatient basis, and to teach, advance the profession, and engage in other forms of intellectual pursuits.