Applicant Information


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program


The Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program participates in the National Matching Program and the PASS program All applicants must apply to the program through these services. The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Training Program begins on the third Monday of June the intern year and July 1st of each year thereafter.

Applicants with the following qualifications are eligible to apply:

  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada
  • Must be a graduate of a U.S. or Canadian dental school
  • Must be proficient in the English language
  • Must have passed Part I, National Dental Board Examination
  • Must have NBME

Application Requirements
The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program must receive the following application documents from PASS:

  • Dean’s Letter
  • Recommendation letter from the Chairman of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Three additional letters of recommendation (your choice of faculty)
  • Personal Statement
  • Dental School Transcripts
  • Match Code
  • NBME scores
  • Official National Board Scores (Part I & 2)
  • Curriculum Vitae

In addition to the PASS application, the following documents must be submitted directly to the program:

  • 2 x 2” Photograph

Applications will be considered complete when the program has received all the above documents on or before October 1st of the year preceding the desired date of entry into the program.

The program invites approximately 10-20 applicants to interview for the two approved positions. All applicants invited for an interview are contacted by mail or email.

Resident Selection
Applicants meeting the eligibility requirements will be considered on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities. The selection process will not consider gender, race, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status. All applicants are selected through the National Matching Program process.

Annual Stipends as of July 2010
1st Year $43,957
2nd Year $49,177
3rd Year $53,284
4th Year $57,419
Any additional questions please contact
Gloria Cruse, OMFS and GPR Program Coordinator (use previous photo)
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Street
Box #19
Torrance, CA 90509
Phone: 424-338-2710