Applicants must be graduates or seniors in the upper 25% of their class of dental schools recognized by the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association. Participation in the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) program is required. Additional experience beyond dental school (general practice residency, anesthesia residency, private practice, graduate school, etc.) may strengthen the applicant’s credentials. A $50.00 processing fee payable to the LSU School of Dentistry is required of those applying. After all applications have been received and reviewed, invitations for interviews will be sent out by the Director of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency program.
Applications must be received before October 1st of the preceding year, and applicants must agree to participate in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residents Matching Program, the description of which is excerpt from the AAOMS below.
The use of the matching program for first year residents in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Programs has been utilized for residency positions since 1986. This program is sponsored by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and administered through the National Matching Service. The matching program is financed by fees paid by the AAOMS, applicants, and programs participating.
The matching program provides an orderly method to enable applicants to obtain positions in the first year residency program of their choice and also help programs obtain applicants of their choice. This will eliminate an inequitable recruitment process that forces premature decisions, which put unnecessary pressure on both applicants as well as programs. This is very similar to the National Matching Program, which involves medical students applying to medical residency programs throughout the United States. Applicants and programs continue to contact each other directly and interview and evaluate each other independently of the Matching Program. However, no offers are made during this period. After all the interviews are completed, both applicants and residency programs submit a confidential “Rank Order List” in which they list the applicants or programs in order of their preference. Both applicants and programs may safely list preferred choices first without consideration for how they will be ranked by the other party. All information submitted to the Matching Program would be kept confidential.
Participating programs must offer all first year positions through the Matching Program. Programs may not make or require any commitments or contracts with anyone prior to the release of the Match results. Similarly, applicants may apply only to programs that are participating in the Matching Program or until the results of the Match are released. The confidential “Rank Order List” submitted by each program and applicant are the sole determinants of their respective order or preference of the match.
The Match results constitute a binding commitment from which neither the applicant nor the program can withdraw without mutual written agreement. The program must offer appointments to each applicant with whom it is matched and the applicant must accept the offer from the program unless both parties agree to release each other from the Match result. The program may not accept any applicant who was matched elsewhere and subsequently not released from that match.
Program Director: Dr. Mark Welch
Length of Program: 6 Years
Matching Participant: Yes
PASS Participant: Yes
Certificate Awarded: Yes
Degree Awarded: Yes - MD
International Students Accepted: Canada Only (Must be a U.S. or Canadian Dental School Graduate AND a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident)
PASS Application Deadline: September 16th
Program Start Date: July 1st
Program End Date: June 30th
Application Materials Required: PASS applications only: http://programpages.passweb.org/search
Additional Application Materials: See PASS website for instructions
LSU Processing Fee: $50.00, check or money order payable to LSUHSC School of Dentistry
For admission and applications requirements, contact:
The LSUHSC School of Dentistry Office of Advanced Education:
Eric J. Hovland, DDS, MEd, MBA
Director, Office of Advanced Education
c/o Delores Bradford, Administrative Assistant
LSUHSC School of Dentistry
1100 Florida Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
Office 504-941-8113; fax 504-941-8180
For all other questions, contact:
Jessica Helgeson, MBA
Residency Program Coordinator
LSUHSC Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery