Academic Programs

OMS Residency Program


Program Director
Dr. George Blakey III

Phone: (919) 537-3944


Location: 1063 First Dental

OMS Graduate Program
UNC School of Dentistry
Campus Box #7450
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599-7450


The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency is a six-year MD-integrated program with the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals which will provide the resident with a medical degree, a year of general surgery and eligibility for board certification in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

The six-year program is designed to prepare residents for a career in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a special focus on developing future academic surgeons who desire a full scope practice. The program involves a combination of didactic courses, seminars, independent study, along with strong clinical training in all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

The clinical training is designed to provide the resident with the broadest possible exposure to oral and maxillofacial surgery, to include outpatient and ambulatory anesthesia, trauma, orthognathic, cleft and craniofacial surgery, TMJ surgery, preprosthetic reconstructive surgery, implant surgery, cosmetic surgery, and treatment of pathology.

Residents are eligible to receive an MD from the UNC School of Medicine. After satisfactory completion of USMLE Part 1, residents enter the School of Medicine as third-year students. Typically, the medical school component of the program is begun after the first year of residency. Completion of USMLE Part 2 is required during the integrated program. After graduation from medical school, residents are required to complete a one-year postgraduate General Surgery Internship at UNC Hospitals. This general surgery year is structured to occur during year four of the six-year program.

Residency training is primarily at UNC Hospitals and the UNC School of Dentistry. Additional experience is gained at off-site rotations, including the Veterans Administration Hospital in Durham, N.C. and Mission St. Joseph’s Hospital in Asheville, N.C.

All residents are expected to pursue research opportunities. Electives, including rotations at international clinical centers, are available. Opportunities to pursue an MPH or PhD are available. These programs require an extended period of time after residency for completion.