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  1. Step One: Qualifications

    All applicants must be a graduate of an accredited American or Canadian Dental School.

    Applicants to the program are required to have a DDS or DMD degree.


  2. Step Two: Apply to the Postdoctoral Application Support Service Program (PASS):

    The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at the West Virginia University School of Dentistry participates in the Postdoctoral Application Support Service Program (PASS).

    Please visit to view the application requirements.

    Applicants must also obtain a MATCH number from National Matching Services.

    The deadline for submission of all application materials to PASS is October 16, 2017.

  3. Step Three: Interview

    Once your application and supporting materials are processed in PASS and received by the School, they will be reviewed by the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program Selection Committee. If you have any questions regarding the program or application process, please contact the Office of Dental Admissions, Recruitment & Access at (304) 293-6646, fax (304) 293-8561 or

    While an invitation to appear for an interview should not be construed as evidence of acceptance, it is a requirement that assists the committee in its selection process.

  4. Step Four: Acceptance

    Applicants approved for admission to the program will be notified through MATCH on or after January 26, 2018.

    All residents will be subject to a criminal background check by fingerprinting or the most recent technology available. The resident may not begin their training program beyond the orientation phase until the criminal background check has been submitted. A criminal background check will be repeated at least every 24 months during the tenure of the resident with sponsoring institution.

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