Externship/Observership


The Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch offers a 1- or 2-week externship rotation at our facilities for both dental and medical students who are interested in pursuing a career in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Activities include participation in the day-to-day activities of our program - rounds, clinics, inpatient care, and assisting in the operating rooms and in the trauma and emergency suites. Externs also attend courses and seminars for the residents and often present at didactic conference. 

How Do I Apply?
All prospective externs must submit the following to be considered for the program:

  • A letter recommending the student for the externship from a full-time faculty member or the Chair of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery at the student's school
  • A dental school transcript
  • The results of Part I of the National Dental Boards (may be a photocopy of the official report)
  • Provide a curriculum vitae or resume
  • A recent photo 2x2

Please send all of the required documents to:
Rotesha Buckley
Administrative Assistant & Residency Coordinator 
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Department of Surgery
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-0531


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-0531
(409) 772-1546