Externship Applicants

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers a one week hospital-based externship in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The program is designed for those highly motivated dental students who seek more intensive exposure to the specialty beyond what is traditionally incorporated in undergraduate dental education.

Externs are exposed to the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery including spending ample time in the operating room, as well as assisting the on-call resident with emergency room and ward care procedures. Participants make daily hospital rounds and attend all resident educational seminars and conferences.

Requirements for individuals interested in participating in this program include:

  • Top 25% of dental school class
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Copy of dental school transcripts
  • Letter of intent from applicant
  • For questions regarding the externship program, please contact Mary Litwiller at mary-litwiller@uiowa.edu.

Applications for the externship program can be sent to:

Mary Litwiller
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program Coordinator
Hospital Dentistry Institute
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

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