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The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine is proud to deliver the MD curriculum for the six-year medical degree integrated and certificate training pathway in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Northwell Health. This program is for those individuals who have earned a DDS or DMD. The six-year curriculum also integrates the ability to earn a medical degree and complete a one-year internship in general surgery recognized by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Those residents in the six-year pathway receive transfer credit for selected course work in dental school. These residents are enrolled in our customized cutting edge medical school curriculum designed to complement the residency surgical curriculum. For more information, visit Residency in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery at Northwell Health.

Six-year program outline

  • Year I - 7 months OMS, 5 months medical school and EMT training
  • Year II - 3 months OMS, 9 months medical school
  • Year III - 12 months medical school
  • Year IV - 4 months medical school, 5 months anesthesia, 3 months OMS
  • Year V - General surgery junior OMS resident
  • Year VI - Chief OMS resident

Four-year program outline

  • Year I - 9 months OMS, 2 months internal medicine, 1 month pediatric perioperative medicine
  • Year II - 4 months OMS, 4 months general surgery, 4 months anesthesia
  • Year III - 1 month pediatric anesthesia, 8 months OMS, 2 months plastic and reconstructive surgery, 1 month head and neck surgery 
  • Year IV - Chief OMS resident 

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