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How long is residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery vs ent?
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: OMS is usally a
Dental specialty, so you would go to dental school first, where ENT is an md or do specialty.

In brief: OMS is usally a
Dental specialty, so you would go to dental school first, where ENT is an md or do specialty.
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Dr. Jaime Quejada
Many OMS programs, now include education to fulfill the requirements of the MD degree, so residency lasts 6 years for these progrsams; otherwise it is usually a 4 year residency for those with a DDS.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
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In brief: ENT vs OMS residency
The 5-year training program in ENT consists of 4 years of training in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, preceded by 1 year in general surgery.
For OMS: four-year program, residents receive a certificate in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. After six-year program, residents receive a certificate in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and MD degree.

In brief: ENT vs OMS residency
The 5-year training program in ENT consists of 4 years of training in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, preceded by 1 year in general surgery.
For OMS: four-year program, residents receive a certificate in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. After six-year program, residents receive a certificate in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and MD degree.
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Dr. James Sunwoo
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: OMFS Residency
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency has two pathways available: the first pathway requires 4 years of residency.
The second pathway requires 4 years of residency, medical school, and a general surgical internship. Both pathways provide excellent training. ENT residency is generally 5 years including a general surgical internship year.

In brief: OMFS Residency
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency has two pathways available: the first pathway requires 4 years of residency.
The second pathway requires 4 years of residency, medical school, and a general surgical internship. Both pathways provide excellent training. ENT residency is generally 5 years including a general surgical internship year.
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Dr. James Hargan
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: 4-6 years
There are 4 year programs as well as 6 year programs ( almost half are 6 year programs now).
You complete medial school while a resident, in a 6 year program. So, dental school plus residency will be 8-10 years. I think ENT is 4 years med school, 1 year internship ( required after med school but not after dental school) and then 4 years residency. I hope this helps.

In brief: 4-6 years
There are 4 year programs as well as 6 year programs ( almost half are 6 year programs now).
You complete medial school while a resident, in a 6 year program. So, dental school plus residency will be 8-10 years. I think ENT is 4 years med school, 1 year internship ( required after med school but not after dental school) and then 4 years residency. I hope this helps.
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