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 (CODA) 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-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 fourth year of the OMS residency consists of a full postgraduate year of general surgery. The resident completes the final two years of the OMS training on the OMS service. During the final year, s/he functions 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 (PASS). 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 the first two and one-half years of the program; tuition for the remaining years is waived.

First Year
GRDN 601Practice Management2
GRDN 632Basic Microsurgery Techniques2
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 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
RELE 5__Graduate-level Ethics3
Second Year - Medicine
July – August
OMFS 614Clinical Experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Practice7
August – June
MDCJ 519Foundations of Clinical Medicine17
MDCJ 530Pathophysiology and Applied Physical Diagnosis11
PATH 517Human Systemic Pathology9.5
PHRM 515Medical Pharmacology6
PSYT 526Psychopathology4.5
RELR 701Orientation to Religion and Medicine2
Select one of the following:2
Marriage and Family Wholeness
Anthropology of Mission
Adventist Heritage and Health
Third Year - Medicine
FMDN 701Family Medicine Clerkship (4 weeks)6
GYOB 701Gynecology and Obstetrics Clerkship (6 weeks)9
MEDN 701Medicine Clerkship (10 weeks)15
NEUR 701Neurology Clerkship (4 weeks)6
PEDS 701Pediatrics Clerkship (8 weeks)12
PRVM 791Applied Preventive Medicine2
PSYT 701Psychiatry Clerkship (6 weeks)9
RADS 791Integrated Clinical Radiology2
RELE 714Advanced Medical Ethics2
SURG 701Surgery Clerkship (10 weeks)15
Fourth Year - Medicine
July through December
EMDN 821Emergency Medicine Clerkship (2 weeks)3
MDCJ 891Whole Person Care (4 weeks)6
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
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 December)
Fourth Year - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
January through June
OMFS 604Selected Topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery2
OMFS 605Integrated Orthodontic and Surgical Correction of Dentofacial Deformities2
OMFS 608Surgical Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Conference1
OMFS 609Literature Review in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery1
OMFS 614Clinical Experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Practice 114
OMFS 615Current Trends in Medicine and Surgery2
OMFS 617Critical Decision Making in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery2
Fifth Year
Students do not enroll through LLU during this year
One year of graduate medical education
Sixth Year
OMFS 604Selected Topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery4
OMFS 605Integrated Orthodontic and Surgical Correction of Dentofacial Deformities4
OMFS 608Surgical Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Conference2
OMFS 609Literature Review in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery2
OMFS 614Clinical Experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Practice28
OMFS 615Current Trends in Medicine and Surgery2
OMFS 617Critical Decision Making in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery4
OMFS 696Scholarly Activity in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery1
Total Units266