Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program Externship

While we do not have a formal externship program for the UCLA Oral & Maxillofacial Residency Program, we occasionally accept students (6-12 per year) seeking exposure to the OMS program and interested in applying to our residency program. An extern functions at the level of a sub-intern and works under the direct supervision of the Chief Resident. 

Length: 5 business days, Monday-Friday

Eligibility Requirement: For US and Canadian Dental Students from a CODA accredited institution only. We cannot accept foreign-trained dentists or dental students..

To be considered, a student needs to meet the following requirements: 

1. Be in good academic standing with no probationary terms and have a class ranking in the top 10%. 
2. Have completed the core curriculum in oral and maxillofacial surgery. 
3. Have taken the Comprehensive Basic Science Examination and can provide us with your scores, even if a scan of your official document. 
4. Have attended a US college (predental) and maintained a grade point average of 3.2 or above (transcripts or other proof required. (if American) 
5. Provide proof of current TB test results as well as immunization records. 

In addition, we will need a letter of reference from an oral surgery faculty member at your institution and a letter of reference from the Dean/Associate Dean for Student Affairs. It is also essential that an official from your institution provide authorization that you will continue to have liability coverage from your institution during your stay at UCLA (or provide your own coverage). If approved for externship, we will also require you to sign a waiver form provided by our institution. After acceptance, you will be sent other documents to sign such as HIPAA and upon arrival you will first report to UCLA School of Dentistry Student affairs department to sign and turn in the paperwork 

Please note: We ask that you not make travel arrangements without receiving the appropriate approval, as we will not be able to accommodate your visit. 

Requests for Application Packet:
By email to:
Administrative Office, Division of Diagnostic & Surgical Sciences

Subject Header: Request for Extern Application Packet from----(your university)
UCLA School of Dentistry
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Extern Program
10833 Le Conte Avenue, CHS 53-076 
P.O. Box 951668 
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668