The Jackson Health System / Jackson Memorial Hospital Oral Maxillofacial Surgery program is an ADA accredited four-year certificate program offered to U.S. and Canadian Citizens. We also accept foreign dental school graduates provided they have obtained U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency Status in the United States. Our program covers four hospital sites including Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH), Jackson South Community Hospital (JSCH), Miami Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC), and the University of Miami Hospital (UMH). JMH is a Miami-Dade County Public Hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center caring for the severe facial trauma and the underserved population of South Florida.
The program offers various assets including internationally recognized faculty, international referrals, a challenging environment, and a tremendous volume of major cases. All the faculty are full time and are committed to patient care and resident education. The faculty are well published with a diverse scope of publications involving reconstruction, dentoalveolar, trauma, and pathology. Many of the faculty lecture internationally and present at the national meeting on a yearly basis.
The program receives national and international referrals and is exposed to pathology that other programs see only in textbooks. However the true pride of the JMH OMFS program involves the volume and variety of cases along with extensive resident involvement in the surgical management. The OMFS service operates at all four hospitals for a total of ten operating room days per week, along with outpatient clinics at all four facilities. The surgical and anesthesia experience offered to the residents begins in their first year and continues for an intense four-year period. The curriculum includes the ADA defined mandatory off-service rotations, but also with additional surgical experiences in the Department of Otolaryngology and orthognathic and cosmetic training at the Portsmouth Naval Medical Center in Virginia. For those candidates interested in obtaining an MD, the program does offer an MD option at the completion of the OMFS residency program. The Jackson Memorial Hospital OMFS Residency Program is a truly unique educational experience and there are no other training programs similar to ours in surgical volume, case selection, and history.
ACGME Accredited: No
ADA Accredited: Yes
Residents or Fellows per year: 4
Duration: 48 Months
Postgraduate Training Required: No
U.S. Citizenship Required: No
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and Affiliated Jackson Memorial Hospital
Residents/Fellows who have graduated our program in the last 10 years obtained faculty positions at
University of Texas, Houston
Nova Southeastern University
ADEA PASS Evaluations
Three Personal Potential Index Evaluations
Two Professional Evaluation Form
Dental School Transcripts
Dental School Diploma
Current CPR card
Two photographs (i.e., passport photos)
National Dental Board Examination (NDBE), Parts I & II
National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)
Comprehensive Basic Science Examination (CBSE) score (OMS only).
Must have earned a DDS/DMD degree or equivalent
Must be a U.S. Citizen, Canadian Citizen, or Permanent Resident of the U.S. (i.e., green card)
September 15, 2015
OMFS Core training: 32 months
Off-Service training: 16 months
Board Exam Requirements
National Dental Board Examination (NDBE): Parts I & II
National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Comprehensive Basic Science Examination (CBSE) score (OMS only)
Educational & Other Experience (Off-Service Rotation)
Anesthesia Rotation 4 months
Pedi-Anesthesia 1 month
General Surgery 4 months
Internal Medicine 2 months
Cardiac Intensive Care Unit 1 month
Orthognathic Surgery 3 months
ENT 1 month
There is no dedicated time during the training program for residents to conduct research. Residents are highly encouraged to perform clinical research with the assistance of the faculty and compose manuscripts for publication.
Junior residents take in-house call due to the facial trauma coverage. In addition, two senior residents and a faculty member are assigned and scheduled to assist with emergency cases as needed.