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I want to be a oral and maxillofacial surgeon. What school will be required?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: A lot.

Agree with prior answer- exception, undergrad degree does not need to have pre-med emphasis.
Just need to complete prerequisites for your medical school which usually includes organic chemistry, calculus based physics, organic chemistry, and biology. Many schools like to see undergrad majors with some depth and variety like art or history. Once you get into medicine you won't have time to go back.

In brief: A lot.

Agree with prior answer- exception, undergrad degree does not need to have pre-med emphasis.
Just need to complete prerequisites for your medical school which usually includes organic chemistry, calculus based physics, organic chemistry, and biology. Many schools like to see undergrad majors with some depth and variety like art or history. Once you get into medicine you won't have time to go back.
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
For many D.O. schools have wanted students with diverse backgrounds whereas their MD counterparts preferred science majors. I see the tide has changed for the better.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Dental Specialty

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a specialty of dentistry in the us.
You typically get and undergraduate degree, then go to dental school for 4 years. After that, specialty residency is a minimum of 4 years, but some programs require that you get an md degree, which usually adds 2 years to the residency. Good luck!

In brief: Dental Specialty

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a specialty of dentistry in the us.
You typically get and undergraduate degree, then go to dental school for 4 years. After that, specialty residency is a minimum of 4 years, but some programs require that you get an md degree, which usually adds 2 years to the residency. Good luck!
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine

In brief: See below

3-4 years undergraduate studies at college or university with emphasis on pre-med; 4 years medical school; 3 years general/ent surgery residency; 3 or more years oral/maxillofacial fellowship.

In brief: See below

3-4 years undergraduate studies at college or university with emphasis on pre-med; 4 years medical school; 3 years general/ent surgery residency; 3 or more years oral/maxillofacial fellowship.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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