USC University of Southern California

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Advanced Specialty Certificate Program

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program at the 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.

Application Deadlines

USC application deadline: October 1
PASS deadline: September 17

How to Apply

The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC uses theAmerican Dental Education Association’s Postdoctoral Application Support Service’s (PASS) centralized application for its specialty certificate programs.

In addition to the PASS, all Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program applicants must submit a non-refundable processing fee of $85 to the Ostrow School of Dentistry’s Office of Admissions. We will accept a personal check, cashier/bank check, or money order made payable to USC. Please indicate the program you are applying to on the check.

This program also uses thePostdoctoral Dental Matching Program (Match) to help place residents.

Mail your supplementary packet, all in one envelope, to:
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
Office of Admissions
File No. 121452
Los Angeles, CA  90074-2145

Cost of Attendance

Residents receive a monthly stipend during training.

Estimated cost of attendance for 2014-2015

Direct Costs Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Tuition $0 $0 $0 $0
Health Insurance $0 $0 $0 $0
Student Health Center Fee $743 $761 $761 $761
Disability insurance $55 $55 $55 $55
Topping Student Aid Fund $16 $16 $16 $16
Grad Orientation Fee $50 $0 $0 $0
Grad Student Programming Fee $80 $80 $80 $80
Grad Student Services Fee $20 $20 $20 $20
Total Direct Costs $964 $932 $932 $932
Allowances for Indirect Costs
Room and Board $17,787 $21,344 $21,344 $21,344
Transportation $2,800 $3,360 $3,360 $3,360
Personal/Misc $2,030 $2,436 $2,436 $2,436
Estimated Cost of Attendance $23,581 $28,072 $28,072 $28,072

U.S. Department of Education Disclosure

Dept of Labor Standard Occupational Classification Code: 29-1022
Dept of Labor Standard Occupational Profile: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-1022.00
On-Time Completion Rate: 100%
Tuition and Fees: $2,159
Equipment and Supplies: $0
Job Placement Rate: Not Available
Median Loan Debt
  Federal: Zero
  Private: Zero
  Other: Zero

Financial Aid

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Health Requirements

Please note that all matriculating students must comply with the university’s health requirements.