Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program

Offering advanced training in oral and maxillofacial surgery in addition to a medical education, this 6-year program with the University at Buffalo can provide the foundation needed to advance your career. 

Oral Surgery Department faculty and residents

2018-2019 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department faculty and residents

Doctor of Medicine (MD)/Certificate Program

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency is a 6-year program which awards a Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) in conjunction with the Jacobs School of Medicine as well as a Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

What to Expect

Before beginning the program

  • The new resident is expected to complete the USMLE Part 1 by the program start date.
  • Obtain an up-to-date BLS and ACLS certification by Incoming Resident Week (typically the last week of June).

Year 1 (PGY-1)

  • The first-year resident will primarily work in the Erie County Medical Center and The School of Dental Medicine clinics.
  • Supervise and instruct 3rd and 4th-year dental students in the School of Dental Medicine oral surgery clinics.
  • Complete IDM 620/621 Clinical Practice of Medicine through the Jacobs School of Medicine.
  • Take call at the Erie County Medical Center 3-5 nights per week (first call). 

Year 2 (off-service, No PGY level)

  • The second-year resident will join the 3rd year medical school class full time. 
  • When the second year is complete, the resident is expected to register for the USMLE Part 2 before the completion of medical school.

Year 3 (off-service, No PGY level / PGY-2 with Anesthesia Rotation)

  • The third-year resident will continue with their class and graduate medical school with the Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Spring.
  • After completing medical school, the resident will go back on-service as a PGY-2 to begin a 5-month Anesthesia Rotation.

Year 4 (PGY-2 / then PGY-1)

  • The GME will register the resident for ATLS certification during the summer (prior to Incoming Resident Week) with the new surgical resident class. 
  • The fourth-year resident will complete the Anesthesia Rotation as a PGY-2 in early Fall.
  • Complete the General Surgery Rotation in the early Fall as a PGY-1 until the end of the 4th year.

Year 5 (PGY-3)

  • The fifth-year resident will rotate between the Erie County Medical Center and the School of Dental Medicine clinics. 
  • Supervise and instruct 3rd and 4th year dental students in the School of Dental Medicine oral surgery clinics.
  • Register and complete PALS certification.
  • Take call at the Erie County Medical Center (50% first call / 50% second call) 3-5 nights per week. 

Year 6, Chief Resident (PGY-4)

  • The sixth-year resident will be the Chief Resident and will be integral in the coordination of the lower-level residents, as well as everyday operations of the program
  • Rotate between the Erie County Medical Center and the School of Dental Medicine clinics. 
  • Supervise and instruct 3rd and 4th year dental students in the School of Dental Medicine oral surgery clinics.
  • Take call at the Erie County Medical Center 3-5 nights per week (second call). 

2018-2019 Resident Salary Schedule

Our salaries do not include the added value of your benefits, which UB GME pays. Most institutions ask you to pay for your own benefits. Add $4,000 to $5,000 to our salaries for an accurate figure of your effective salary to compare what you will earn here to other programs.

  • PGY-1: $51,131
  • PGY-2: $51,892
  • PGY-3: $52,754
  • PGY-4: $54,054

A living allowance to defray costs of on-call meals, travel, parking, etc., is added to each biweekly paycheck. The total salary will be reflected in the employment contract.

UB affiliated hospitals support all aspects of resident education including, but not limited to, resident salary support.

Cost of Medical School Attendance

Estimated cost:

An estimation of the total cost of attending medical school for budgeting and planning purposes can be found below. This is just an estimation based on the experiences of students. 

Actual tuition/fees:

The actual tuition and fees for the 2018-2019 academic year at the Jacobs School of Medicine can be found through the button below.

If you have any additional questions regarding the cost of attending medical school in the 2nd and 3rd year of residency, please contact:

Nicole Griffo

Financial Aid Advisor

Office of Financial Aid

104 Harriman Hall

Phone: 716-645-8232; Fax: 716-645-6566

Email: ngriffo@buffalo.edu

Colleen Long

Financial Aid Advisor

Office of Financial Aid

104 Harriman Hall

Phone: 716-645-8232; Fax: 716-645-6566

Email: cflong@buffalo.edu

Internships / Externships

Please contact the Program Coordinator for more information. 

Accreditation

The State University of New York at Buffalo Residency Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and have been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements.”
The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.

The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653, or by mail at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.

For more information please visit the Commission's web site.

Questions? Please contact: 

Jen Augustine

J.D. Augustine

Program Coordinator

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program

112 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-6230

Email: jwdusel@buffalo.edu