Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery — Certificate with Medicine — M.D.

The M.D./OMS program is designed to provide an opportunity for qualified dentists to obtain the Doctor of Medicine degree in a customized three-year period. Clinical surgical health-care delivery is emphasized. The content of the program conforms to the Standards of the Commission on Dental Accreditation and is designed to prepare the surgeon for certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Oral and maxillofacial surgery residents begin their residency program on the OMS service. They subsequently enter the second half of the first-year class at Loma Linda University School of Medicine with advanced standing. The residents then complete the second, third, and fourth years of medical school. The fifth year of the OMS residency consists of a full ACGME accredited postgraduate transitional year composed primarily of general surgery rotations. During the final year, they function as chief resident.

Application process

Application for admission should be submitted to the School of Dentistry by October 15 of the year prior to the summer of intended enrollment. The School of Dentistry participates in the Post Doctoral Application Service. Applicants are recommended to the School of Medicine for consideration in the six-year OMS program.

Tuition

Students in the OMS program with the School of Medicine are charged tuition and fees for three years of the program; tuition for the remaining years is waived.

First Year – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
July – January
GRDN 609Professional Ethics2
IMPD 547Implant Dentistry Grand Rounds1
OMFS 604Selected Topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery1
OMFS 605Integrated Orthodontic and Surgical Correction of Dentofacial Deformities1
OMFS 606Applied Surgical Anatomy1
OMFS 608Surgical Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Conference0.5
OMFS 609Literature Review in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery0.5
OMFS 614Clinical Experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Practice7
OMFS 616Application of Surgical Principles to Orthognathic Surgery1
OMFS 617Critical Decision Making in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery1
OMFS 696Scholarly Activity in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery1
RELE 5__Graduate-level Ethics3
First Year – Medicine
February – June
MCPF 510Christian Physician Formation4
MCSD 510Clincal Skills Developement5.5
MCVS 510Cardiovascular Block9
MENR 510Endocrine & Reproductive Block9
MPLM 510Pulmonary Block6
RELR 749Marriage and Family Wholeness 12
or RELT 734 Foundations for International Health-Care Missions
Second Year - Medicine
Mid June – Mid August (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
OMFS 614Clinical Experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Practice7
August – April
MAIN 610Application & Integration Block9.5
MCPF 610Christian Physician Formation2
MCSD 610Clinical Skills Development3
MGIL 610Gastrointestinal and Liver Block5.5
MNHB 610Neuroscience & Human Behavior Block16
MREN 610Renal and Urinary Block7
RELR 775Whole Person Care2
Select one of the following:2
Marriage and Family Wholeness (If not taken first year)
God and Human Suffering
Foundations for International Health-Care Missions (If not taken first year)
Third Year – Medicine
April – April
FMDN 701Family Medicine Clerkship (6 weeks)9
GYOB 701Gynecology and Obstetrics Clerkship (6 weeks)9
MCPF 710Christian Physician Formation3
MEDN 701Medicine Clerkship (8 weeks)12
NEPS 710Neurology/Psychiatry Clerkship (8)12
PEDS 701Pediatrics Clerkship (8 weeks)12
RELE 714Advanced Medical Ethics2
SURG 701Surgery Clerkship (8 weeks)12
Fourth Year - Medicine
May – October
EMDN 821Emergency Medicine Clerkship (2 weeks)3
MDCJ 821Preventive Medicine and Population Health6
SURG 821Surgery Subinternship (ENT/4 weeks)6
SURG 822Surgery Intensive Care (4 weeks)6
Select 12 units (8 weeks) from the following:12
Anatomy Elective
Anesthesiology Elective
Biochemistry Elective
Dermatology Elective
Emergency Medicine Elective
Family Medicine Elective (General Family Medicine)
Gynecology and Obstetrics Elective
Whole Person Care
Medicine Elective
Neurology Elective
Neurosurgery Elective
Ophthalmology Elective
Orthopaedic Surgery Elective
Otolaryngology Elective
Pathology Elective
Pediatrics Elective
Pharmacology Elective
Physiology Elective
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Elective
Preventive Medicine Elective
Psychiatry Elective
Radiology Elective
Radiation Medicine Elective
Surgery Elective
Urology Elective
USMLE Step 2 CK and CS (must be completed prior to the awarding of the M.D. degree in October)
Fourth Year into Fifth Year – Transitional Year
November – October
Students do not enroll through LLU during this year
General Surgery Internship including 8 weeks of anesthesia (one year)
USMLE Step 3
Fifth Year – Oral and Mixillofacial Surgery
November – June
IMPD 547Implant Dentistry Grand Rounds1
IMPD 611Introduction to Implant Dentistry2
IMPD 612Advanced Implant Dentistry2
OMFS 604Selected Topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery1
OMFS 605Integrated Orthodontic and Surgical Correction of Dentofacial Deformities1
OMFS 608Surgical Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Conference0.5
OMFS 609Literature Review in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery0.5
OMFS 614Clinical Experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Practice7
OMFS 615Current Trends in Medicine and Surgery2
OMFS 617Critical Decision Making in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery1
Sixth Year – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
July – June
GRDN 601Practice Management2
OMFS 604Selected Topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0)4
OMFS 605Integrated Orthodontic and Surgical Correction of Dentofacial Deformities (1.0)4
OMFS 608Surgical Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Conference (0.5)2
OMFS 609Literature Review in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (0.5)2
OMFS 614Clinical Experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Practice (7.0)28
OMFS 615Current Trends in Medicine and Surgery2
OMFS 617Critical Decision Making in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0)4
OMFS 696Scholarly Activity in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery1
Total Units280.5