Length of Program: 6 years
Number of Positions: 2 for graduates of CODA-accredited dental schools
Financial Arrangement: UC Salary Breakdown (4 of 6 years);
***Students are required to pay tuition for the 2 years at the School of Medicine***
Program Director: Dr. Payam Afzali
The Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, in conjunction with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, offers a six-year training program leading to the MD degree and a certificate of specialization in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The program includes three years as a resident on the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service, two years as a full-time student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and one year as a resident on the General Surgery Service of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. This comprehensive program is hospital-oriented, with a well-proportioned balance of inpatient and outpatient care. For the oral and maxillofacial surgery resident interested in research, UCLA offers options for year-long research fellowships, MS programs, and PhD programs.