Starting in July 2014, McGill’s Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine are planning on offering a joint 6-year OMFS-MD program. The program will be open to citizens and permanent residents of Canada who hold a dental degree from a North American dental school. In the meantime, a pilot 6-year OMFS-MD program will start in July 2013. Applicants to the OMFS program during autumn 2012 for entry in July 2013 will be notified by the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery if eligible for entry into the pilot program. Those not eligible for the pilot 6-year OMFS-MD program will remain in the competition for the 4-year program, assuming they fulfill criteria for that program. Please note that the 4-year OMFS program will be continued in parallel for a limited period of time.
The Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers 4-year residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The program is fully-accredited by the Canadian Dental Association Accreditation Committee. It is a four-year program and commences on July 1 of each year.
During the first year of the program, the resident will spend most of his/her time in clinical oral and maxillofacial surgery. He/she is also required to complete courses of study in gross anatomy, surgical anatomy and history and physical diagnosis.
The second year of the program consists primarily of off-service medical and surgical rotations. The trainees will rotate on different services including anesthesiology, internal medicine, general surgery, intensive care, and other electives.
The third and fourth years of the program are spent on the oral and maxillofacial surgery service where the resident will assume increasing responsibility for the overall care of all in-patients and out-patients.
It is the intent of the program to develop both well-trained, practicing oral and maxillofacial surgeons and surgeons who pursue academic careers and research. Therefore, an optional additional year is offered at the end of the clinical program to residents who wish to complete the requirements for a Master of Science (MSc) degree.
While on the oral and maxillofacial surgery service, the residents participate in all clinical activities as well as the didactic component of the program. Grand Rounds are held every Monday afternoon, from 15:00 to 19:00.
The program is based at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), The Montreal General Hospital, which is a level-one trauma center, serving downtown Montreal and surrounding areas. The MUHC is one of the most comprehensive university centers in North American. Each year it receives over 802,000 ambulatory visits including 134,000 emergency department visits.
The clinical program provides training in all the following areas of the specialty:
- Dentoalveolar Surgery
- Outpatient Sedation
- Maxillofacial Trauma
- Preprosthetic Surgery/Implantology
- Orthognathic Surgery / Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Temporo-Mandibular Joint Disorders and Surgery
- Pediatric OMS and Cleft/Craniofacial Surgery
- Maxillofacial Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction
Candidates for this program must possess a DDS or DMD degree or the equivalent and be eligible to obtain a limited dental license from the Ordre des dentistes du Québec. (A limited license can be issued by the Ordre des dentistes du Québec without prior testing of French language competency.)
The candidate must have completed a year of internship or a general practice residency or equivalent prior to commencing the program. The candidate has to be certified in ACLS prior to starting the program.
The teaching language is English.
One to two positions are available every year.
Resident Stipend (2012-2013)
Only Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will receive a stipend as follows:
Residents for 2012–2013
Geneviève C. Bonin, B. Eng, MSc (Engineering), DMD, Université de Montréal - Canada (Fellow)
Bradley Ray, BA, DDS, University of Iowa - USA (R4)
Ihab Kodsi, DDS,University of Western Ontario – Canada (R3)
Osama AlGhamdi, DDS, King Saud University - Saudi Arabia (R3)
Darcy MacLellan, DMD, McGill University – Canada (R2)
Haider Abo-Sharkh, DMD, McGill University - Canada (R1)
Lojain Bassyoni, BDS, King Abdulaziz University – Saudi Arabia (R1)
|September 1, 2012||Deadline date for application to the Internship|
|September 28, 2012||Notification re acceptance for interviews|
|October 15, 2012||Interviews for selected applicants|
|November 5, 2012||Accepted candidate(s) will be contacted|
|November 9, 2012||Deadline to accept / decline position|
All applications must be submitted electronically. For an electronic application go to www.mcgill.ca/applying/online/ with the $100.00 (CDN) application fee. Application Type: postgrad Med/Dent Education.
In order to submit an application, you will choose the following: you will choose the following: APPLICATION TYPE: POSTGRAD MED/DENT EDUCATION, then select: POST GRADUATE DENTISTRY, PROGRAM: CERT. ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, MAJOR: CERT. ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY.
Applications on-line will be available starting August 1st.
The application deadline is September 1st.
- Current curriculum vitae
- Letter of Intent stating your interest in the program and future projects
- Official transcripts from dental school
- Three (3) letters of recommendation (one from Dean of Dental School and one from Program Director if already in a Residency Program)
All support documents should be originals (no photocopies) and sent by mail to:
MS SUSAN YOUNG, ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR,
DIVISION OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY,
MCGILL UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTRE (MOUNTAIN CAMPUS),
1650 CEDAR AVENUE, B3.119, MONTREAL, QC
H3G 1A4, CANADA