M.Sc./Ph.D. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery & Anaesthesia Specialty Program
Four years (48 months) minimum, in order to satisfy the completion of didactic and clinical requirements as well as those of the M.Sc. degree.
Clinical activities are based primarily at Mt. Sinai Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Humber River Hospital, and The Hospital for Sick Children. Other University of Toronto Affiliated Teaching centres also participate: Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation, Lakeview Health, and the Rouge Valley Health Network.
Residents participate in all areas of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Anaesthesia with increasing responsibilities for patient care in a graduated fashion. There is also a strong component of clinic care within the faculty of Dentistry with teaching opportunities to undergraduate students.
OMFS Residency by Year
The junior resident is focused primarily on patient care and outpatient clinic management with assistance in the operating room.
The sophomore resident is an off-service rotation with 12 months of clinical rotations.
The senior resident is responsible for managing the operating rooms and developing surgical skills.
The final Chief Resident year demands a leadership role in coordinating the 36 operating rooms days per month and the 42 clinic days per month. In PGY4, external electives may be arranged (to a maximum of one month) in craniofacial surgery, head and neck surgery, reconstructive surgery, cleft lip and palate surgery, cosmetic surgery and maxillofacial trauma. ACLS training is to be completed prior to commencement of Year III; ATLS training must be completed before the end of Year IV.
Faculty of Dentistry Requirement
Residents, registered into the School of Graduate Studies, will obtain a Masters of Science Degree. This needs to be an original study in either clinical, epidemiological, education or laboratory research and undertaken according to the residents interest and the availability of a graduate research committee. The research must be published in a comprehensive thesis and supported by an oral defense.
Specialty Program Admission Procedures
MSc/PhD Dental Specialty Training
We are proud to offer programs leading to a M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree with dental specialty training in one of the 10 dental specialties recognized by the Canadian Dental Association, as well as Dental Anaesthesia. The M.Sc. program with specialty training may be course-based or thesis-based, while the Ph.D. program is thesis-based.
To be eligible for admission into the graduate program with Dental Specialty training, applicants must:
A) Hold a D.D.S./D.M.D. degree or its equivalent.
B) Have a final year average of at least a B+ (3.30 GPA) for the M.Sc. program and at least an A- (3.70 GPA) for the Ph.D. program from the University of Toronto, or the equivalent from another recognized university. Applicants from international schools may determine if their degree is considered equivalent by reviewing the International Degree Equivalencies tool (hyperlink http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/prospectivestudents/Pages/International-Degree-Equivalencies-Tool.aspx), which is also available on the School of Graduate Studies website. Qualifications from International educational systems are listed by country, and the academic standings indicated are normally accepted as equivalent to a University of Toronto mid-B grade average if the degree obtained has been awarded from an institution that is recognized by the School of Graduate Studies.
Applicants must demonstrate adequate proficiency in English, as English is the primary language of instruction and communication at the University of Toronto. Regardless of their citizenship status or country of origin, applicants from universities outside Canada where English is not the primary language of instruction must provide results of an English language proficiency examination as part of their application, submitted by the application deadline. Tests must have been taken within 2 years of the time of the application, and official test scores must be sent by the testing agency directly to the University of Toronto (institution code 0982). The following tests are recognized:
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum requirement for TOEFL PBT is a total score of 580 + 5.0 on TWE and for TOEFL IBT is a total score of 93 + 22 on Writing/Speaking.
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): The minimum overall score is 85.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Module: The minimum requirement is an overall band of 7.0, with no band below 6.5.
The Certificate of Proficiency in English (COPE): The minimum requirement is an overall score of 76, with 32 in Writing and 22 in each of the Reading and Listening sections.
Academic Preparation ESL, School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto: The minimum requirement is a grade of 'B' at the 60/Advanced level.
Note: we will not exempt from English facility testing any applicant who studied in English in a country where the primary language is not English.
How to apply
To apply to the graduate program with Dental Specialty training, applicants must complete the online application form here, also available on the School of Graduate Studies website.