MD & OMFS, Boston University Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Last updated on April 12, 2024.

Boston University Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine

  • Massachusetts
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Program Size
Program Length
72 months
Application Deadline
September 15
Program Start
July 1

Program Contact

Dr. John Tannyhill

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Postdoctoral Admissions
635 Albany Street, G-146
Boston, Massachusetts, 02118

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The Boston University six-year MD & CAGS in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery program is offered jointly between the Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and the Goldman School of Dental Medicine.

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Successful completion of the 72-month combined OMS-MD program includes a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from BUGSDM and a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine (BUSM).  The OMS residency program is accredited without reporting requirements.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery training at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Boston University School of Dental Medicine (BUGSDM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) has a long-standing tradition of excellence. Since its inception in the early 1900's at Boston City Hospital (BCH), the department has been a leader in Education, Clinical Care, Research, Administration and Community Service.  Many graduates of the program at BCH hold prestigious academic and professional society leadership positions all over the world, and are considered pioneers in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS). In 1996, BCH merged with the private Boston University Hospital to form Boston Medical Center (BMC). This merger was widely acclaimed as perhaps the most successful merger of its kind in the country, and led to the formation of BMC as one of the model urban academic medical centers in the U.S.

The hospital is a 500+ bed institution with state-of-the-art facilities throughout. The academic center is strengthened by a growing health care network which currently includes 11 high-volume neighborhood health centers. The strength of our medical center is reflected in the high quality of our surgical training.  The primary teaching institutions of our program include BMC, Veterans Administration Hospital (VAMC), and the BUSDM. Structured and carefully planned rotations through the principal and additional affiliated institutions ensure that our residents gain experience in the full scope of clinical surgery in a varied environment, thereby providing them with a diverse and unique training experience.

Residents are exposed to the full-scope of contemporary “expanded scope” oral and maxillofacial surgery including cosmetic surgery, oncologic surgery and microvascular reconstruction. The didactic program includes lectures, conferences, and seminars and besides departmental faculty and multiple local guest lecturers, it also includes external physicians, dentists, and surgeons of national and international repute. Additionally, the program gives its residents a yearly book allowance, and monetary reimbursement for attendance at select professional meetings.

  • 4 year OMFS CAGS, ADEA PASS Designation Code: OMS234.
  • 1 year non-degree OMFS Internship, ADEA PASS Designation OMS2004.

Program Information

Program Type Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Program Code OMS2009
Degrees Offered Certificate, MD
Program Size 2
Program Length 72 months
Application Deadline September 15
Program Start Date July 1
Supplemental Application No
Supplemental Fee No
Stipend Offered Yes
Match Participating Yes
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Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

  • CBSE
  • NBDE1
  • NBDE2
  • Passing the INBDE before the advanced dental education program deadline

Transcript Evaluation and Instructions

U.S./Canadian applicants must provide their undergraduate transcript(s) within the PASS application. Unofficial copies of undergrad transcripts uploaded by the applicant may be used for application purposes, but official transcripts are required for matriculation. 

Other Requirement Instructions

INBDE or NBDE Part 1 & 2 passing result is required for all applicants. 

International Student Eligibility

This program will consider applicants who graduated, or plan to graduate, from a non-CODA accredited dental school: No

Applicants are eligible to enroll if they are:

  • US Citizen
  • US Permanent Resident
  • Canadian Citizen

Additional Information

Request official test results within the ADEA PASS application.  Do not send official scores or documents to Boston University unless requested.