Resident educational stipends: 2016-2017 academic year*
Level Annual stipend equivalent** Biweekly**
Graduate Level 1 $53,270 $2,049
Medical School $35,690 $1,373
Medical School $35,690 $1,373
Graduate Level 2 $55,403 $2,131
Graduate Level 3 $57,695 $2,219
Graduate Level 4 $60,108 $2,312

*Effective July 27, 2016.

**Mayo Clinic payroll runs on an every-other-week schedule. The annual amount is only an approximation due to Mayo's payroll structure.

In addition to the annual stipend, appointees to the M.D.-O.M.S. program may be eligible for Mayo Medical School scholarship funds to offset medical school tuition expenses.

Program description

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) Residency, a joint offering of Mayo Medical School and Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, is a comprehensive surgical specialty residency, during which trainees earn their medical degrees.

The residency offers each participant the opportunity to:

  • Become an outstanding clinical oral and maxillofacial surgeon with competence in all areas of the specialty
  • Consider a career as an academic oral and maxillofacial surgeon
  • Obtain and maintain certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, including successful recertification throughout the participant's career
  • Participate in the education of co-residents
  • Develop skills and interest in self-directed lifelong education

The residency is six years long and combines certification in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a Doctor of Medicine degree from Mayo Medical School. It also provides a two-year certificate in general surgery from Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education.

The residency provides training in all areas of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including:

  • Outpatient sedation and general anesthesia for children and adults
  • Dentoalveolar surgery
  • Dental and craniofacial implants
  • Maxillofacial trauma
  • Orthognathic surgery
  • Surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea
  • Maxillofacial pathology and reconstruction
  • Surgical management of temporomandibular joint disorders
  • Management of head and neck infections
  • Pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Head and neck oncology

Fellowship training in oral and maxillofacial surgery is not offered at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, so as not to detract from your surgical education.


The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, which operates under the auspices of the American Dental Association.

Program outcomes

Graduates of the Mayo Clinic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency have successfully entered private practice, academic practice and OMS fellowships on completion of training. Since 1990, our program boasts a 100 percent pass rate for those residents who have taken the certification process for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

April 07, 2016