Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Advanced Education Certificate Program
The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry offers two courses of study:
- a 48-month course leading to a certificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery. This course is conducted at the Ostrow School of Dentistry and the LAC+USC Medical Center and provides graduates with the necessary background for certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The course is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
- a 72-month MD/certificate course, offered in conjunction with the Keck School of Medicine of USC, which leads to a medical degree in addition to the certificate.
Note that this program does not accept international applicants.
PASS deadline: October 2
How to Apply
The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC uses theAmerican Dental Education Association’s Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) centralized application for its specialty certificate programs. Supplemental materials are not to be sent to the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry.
In addition to the PASS, all Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program applicants must submit a non-refundable processing fee of $85 ($145 for international applicants).
To pay online, visit our Online Payment Portal. An email confirmation will be sent once payment is submitted.
This program also uses the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (Match) to help place residents.
Cost of Attendance
Residents receive a monthly stipend during training.
Estimated cost of attendance for 2017-2018
|Direct Costs||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
|Student Health Center Fee||$677||$677||$677||$677|
|Topping Student Aid Fund||$16||$16||$16||$16|
|Grad Orientation Fee||$50||$0||$0||$0|
|Grad Student Programming Fee||$80||$80||$80||$80|
|Total Direct Costs||$818||$818||$818||$818|
|Room and Board||$22,272||$22,272||$22,272||$22,272|
|Estimated Cost of Attendance||$29,090||$29,090||$29,090||$29,090|
U.S. Department of Education Disclosure
For certificate programs that meet federal Title IV eligibility, USC is required by the U.S. Department of Education to disclose certain Gainful Employment (GE) information. The following Gainful Employment Disclosure Template link provides information regarding related jobs, cost, loan debt and completion rate for the program:
Please note that all matriculating students must comply with the university’s health requirements.