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, Summer Quarter
OMFS 607Principles of Medical History, Physical Examination, and Clinical Medicine2
OMFS 618Introduction to General Anesthesia1
RELE 5__Graduate-level Ethics3
First Year - Medicine Second-year Courses
MDCJ 519Doctoring17
MDCJ 530Pathophysiology and Applied Physical Diagnosis11
PATH 517Human Systemic Pathology9.5
PHRM 515Medical Pharmacology6
PSYT 526Psychopathology4.5
RELR 701Orientation to Religion and Medicine2
Second Year - Medicine Third-Year Courses
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
Third Year - Medicine Fourth-year Clinical Clerkships
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
Third Year
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 Surgery 12
OMFS 617Critical Decision Making in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery2
Fourth Year
Students do not enroll through LLU during this year
One-Year General Surgery Internship
Fifth Year
GRDN 601Practice Management2
GRDN 632Basic Microsurgery Techniques2
IMPD 547Implant Dentistry Grand Rounds4
IMPD 611Introduction to Implant Dentistry2
IMPD 612Advanced Implant Dentistry2
OMFS 604Selected Topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery4
OMFS 605Integrated Orthodontic and Surgical Correction of Dentofacial Deformities4
OMFS 606Applied Surgical Anatomy1
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 616Application of Surgical Principles to Orthognathic Surgery1
OMFS 617Critical Decision Making in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery4
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 Units284
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Also fulfills requirements for M.D. fourth-year clinical electives.