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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

 

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If you would like to become an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS), you will need to complete both the dental (DMD) degree and the medical (MD) degree.

Upon completion of both degrees, applicants can apply to the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons to undertake a training programme.

Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons OMS Pathway

The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons offers a 4-year training programme.  For information on the program please see the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons OMS Training Pathway website.

In order to apply for eligibility for training, the applicant will be required to have completed a Dental degree and hold full registration as a dentist in Australia or New Zealand, a Medical degree and hold full registration as a medical practitioner in Australian or New Zealand and have completed an intern and Surgery-in-General year.  

For further information please see the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons OMS website

OMS Pathway for graduate entry into the MD or DMD

Registered and practicing dental or medical practitioners who are interested in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) specialty may be eligible to apply for graduate entry into UWA's Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) via the OMS pathway.

This Pathway offers an alternate entry pathway to the UWA dentistry and medicine courses for eligible applicants. It does not guarantee a place in the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons OMS training programme.

Applicants who have already completed a dental degree and who hold both unrestricted registration and a Medical Provider Number, may be able to apply for a specified sub quota of medicine places. 

Applicants who have already completed a medical degree and who hold both unrestricted registration and a Medical Provider Number, may be able to apply for a specified sub quota of dentistry places.

In both cases, selection for interview is based on GPA and a structured personal statement.  GAMSAT is not required. Applicants require a minimum GPA of 5.5 in order to be eligible for consideration.  A short-list of candidates will be interviewed and will need to attend an interview in Perth in person.  The questions which determine the structure of the personal statement will be used as the basis for the interview.  The offer of a place will be based on GPA and interview score.

Shortlisted applicants for the DMD via the OMS pathway will also need to undertake a spatial awareness test on the day of the interview. 

Applicants who apply through this pathway cannot also lodge a separate application for standard graduate entry.

This pathway is reviewed each year.  Contact the FHMS Admissions team for information regarding availability and how to apply.