The Cook County Health Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program has eight residents and is an integral part of the hospital.
The OMFS outpatient clinic is one of the three busiest clinics in the hospital, treating on average 15,000 patients a year, also making it one of the top 10 busiest outpatient OMFS residency clinics in the nation.
OMFS plays a pivotal role in the care of emergency and trauma patients as well as providing valuable services to the community in the treatment of oral and maxillofacial pathology and disorders.
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Cook County Health accepts two residents for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) residency program. One position is for a four-year OMFS certificate track and the second is a 6-year, MD-integrated OMFS track. The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
Residents will rotate with surgical and anesthesia services at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital and other affiliated hospital systems.
Stroger Hospital of Cook County has a well-renowned Level-1 trauma center and one of the nation’s busiest emergency departments. During their training, residents will be exposed to a high volume of major operating room cases, outpatient OMFS procedures, and outpatient general anesthesia cases.
Residents accepted in the MD-integrated OMFS track will obtain their medical degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. The link will take you to their website for further information regarding the medical school.
Application for Residency
Cook County Health Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery participates in PASS/MATCH and has two residency positions. One position is for a four-year certificate and the other position is for a dual-degree MD position.
To be considered for a residency position with Cook County Health Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery:
Submit an application through the American Dental Education Association through the ADEA PASS website
Submit the following to ADEA PASS:
Official dental school transcripts
Official undergraduate transcripts
CBSE examination results
Three letters of recommendation
Copy of CV
Tofel scores, if applicable
ECE report for non-US transcripts
You must meet the following requirements:
Have passed Part I of the National Dental Board Examination
Be a graduate of a U.S. or Canadian dental school or an equivalent program
Be proficient in the English language
Have taken the NBME CBSE examination
Prior to enrollment in the program you:
Must have passed Parts I and II of the National Dental Board Examination
Must have earned a DMD/DDS. degree or an equivalent
Must be eligible for an Illinois state dental license, temporary or permanent
Application for Internship
Cook County Health Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery offers non-categorical paid internship positions.
Include the following:
CBSE score report
Official dental school transcript
Letter of recommendation
Any other supporting documents
Must be a graduate of a U.S. or Canadian dental school or an equivalent program
Must be proficient in the English language
Must have passed Parts I, II, and National Dental Board Examination
Must have earned a DMD/DDS degree, or equivalent
Must be eligible for state dental license; temporary or permanent Illinois license is required
Cook County Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers a 1-4 week externship for those students interested in pursuing a career in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
During your time at Cook County you will be exposed to oral and maxillofacial surgery and will have the opportunity to and will be expected to participate in the following:
Assisting in the operating room
Consults in the emergency and trauma departments
Work in the outpatient and diagnostic clinics
Taking call with the residents
Weekly seminars and lectures
Contact Maire Leahy via email@example.com. Send your name and requested dates for externship.
In the email, state that you are a student wishing to rotate with the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery and would like an application to rotate at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. When planning your schedule, please keep in mind that it takes time to apply and be accepted.
Send the following materials to our department via email as soon as possible:
NBME/CBSE score report (if available) or NBDE/INBDE report
A letter of good standing from your Dean
Class rank, if applicable
Proof of malpractice insurance. If your school does not offer this service, many companies will temporarily cover you for a couple of weeks for a small fee. We do not recommend anyone.
Four-Year Certificate Track
Six-Year MD Track
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery– 11 months
Must pass USMILE Step I prior to starting medical school in June
Medical School rotations (MS year 3): Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Medical School rotations (MS year 4): Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
General Surgery and other surgical specialty rotation
Surgical subspecialty rotation
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Scope of Training
Cleft Lip & Palate
Dental Implants/Zygomatic Implants
Dentoalveolar Surgery with Local or General Ambulatory Anesthesia
Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Facial Reconstructive Surgery
Facial Trauma Surgery
Management of Head & Neck Infections
Management of Oral and Head & Neck Cancers
Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Surgery
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology / Tumors
Management of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder