Prospective Residents

Application Process
  1. Applicants must participate in the National Matching Program of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) of the American Association of Dental Schools.

    Contact: PASS, 1625 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 101, Washington D.C. 20036

  2. Applications will be considered from graduates or senior dental students of dental schools accredited by the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and be eligible for dental licensure.
  3. Applicants assume full responsibility for submitting the required materials to PASS before October 15.
  4. The oral and maxillofacial surgery staff will review the application materials when they are complete. During review, the application will be considered without regard to sex, race, age, color, religion, or national origin. Criteria for selection include: National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) score, class rank, research experience, extracurricular experience in dental school, postgraduate education or experience, and letters of recommendation.
  5. Promising candidates will be invited to Omaha for an interview (beginning in November). The personal interview is required for final consideration.

    Please note: the COVID-19 pandemic has affected in-person interviews. Currently the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Office is requesting all medical and surgical residencies conduct interviews via Video-Conference this Fall 2021. Selected interview candidates will be given more details as invites are sent out. 

  6. During the interview, the applicant will meet with the oral and maxillofacial surgery staff, who will answer questions about the program. Applicants will also be evaluated by the residents. The evaluation is subjective, but will encompass such factors as:  
    • motivation for a career in oral and maxillofacial surgery;
    • suitability for the UNMC Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program;
    • professional demeanor;
    • future career goals.
    These are only guidelines. The UNMC College of Medicine admissions committee will make the final selection of applicants for the program's integrated medical curriculum; although, a formal interview at the UNMC College of Medicine is not required. 

All applicants must submit their documentation via PASS and be enrolled in the Match. Applicants are encouraged to have all documents, letters, scores, and transcripts uploaded in a timely fashion in order to expedite review by the UNMC OMFS Program. Review of completed PASS applications is done on a rolling basis.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the OMFS Program Coordinator, Patricia Tolliver,

We look forward to getting to know you, and appreciate your consideration of UNMC/Nebraska Medicine, the College of Medicine, and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program, within the Department of Surgery.