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Externships

Externships

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Externship

The University of Michigan, Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers an externship program for dental students who are interested in pursuing a career in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the United States. The duration of the externship is one week. During this period the extern will gain insight into the life of a resident by attending morning rounds, daily clinics, operating room cases, trauma call, and all educational activities. This experience provides the extern with the opportunity to evaluate his/her own interest in the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and, in particular, our program. We accept externs at any time throughout the year with a limit of one extern per week. Externships are offered on a first come first served basis. To qualify, you must have completed a basic clinical course in oral and maxillofacial surgery and be competent in dentoalveolar surgery and the administration of local anesthesia. You should be a student in good standing. Please submit the following information directly to the Externship Program:

  1. Dental school transcripts
  2. A letter from your Dean stating you are in good standing and he approves of the externship or a letter of support from the Dean of your dental school
  3. The week you would be available (please provide an second optional week)
  4. A copy of your current TB, HepB immunizations and flu vaccination verification must be submitted prior to your externship in order participate.
Please forward the requested information to the following address:

UM Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Externship Program
1500 East Medical Center Drive
G1100 Towsley Center, SPC 5222
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5222
Phone: 734-615-5488

General Practice Residency in Dentistry Externship

The University of Michigan Section of Hospital Dentistry offers an externship program to those third and fourth year dental students who are interested in pursuing a career in hospital dentistry. The extern will gain familiarity in diagnosis and clinical management skills required to treat complex dental patients. You will be exposed to procedures performed in the outpatient clinic and also in the operating rooms at the University of Michigan Hospital. You should be a student in good standing submit the following information:

  1. Dental school transcript
  2. A letter of support from the Dean of your dental school
  3. The week(s) you would be available (preferably one week, on rare occasions, we consider shorter or longer visits)
  4. A copy of your current TB and HepB immunizations

Please forward the requested information to the following address:

UM GPR Externship Program
1500 East Medical Center Drive
G1200 Towsley Center, SPC 5222
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5222
Phone: 734-936-8289