Externships

We welcome externs interested in careers in oral and maxillofacial surgery and hospital dentistry to join us for a week of observational training at Michigan Medicine.

These 1-week externships provide dental students with an invaluable experience shadowing residents and faculty. Externs observe a broad scope of surgical procedures and gain insight into the life of a resident by participating in morning rounds, daily clinics, OR cases, and all residency educational activities.

We offer externships in oral and maxillofacial surgery and hospital dentistry.


Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Externship

We accept externs throughout the year, with a limit of 1 extern per week. Externships are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

To qualify, you must have completed a basic clinical course in oral and maxillofacial surgery and be competent in dentoalveolar surgery and the administration of local anesthesia. You must be a student in good standing.

To apply, please submit:

  • Dental school transcripts
  • A letter from your dean supporting your application to the externship
  • A copy of your current TB, HepB immunizations and flu vaccination verification

When applying, indicate which week you would be available for the externship, and provide a backup date, as well.

Send your application to:

Program Coordinator
University of Michigan
1515 E. Hospital Drive
Towsley Center G1218, SPC 5222
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5222


General Practice Residency in Dentistry Externship

Third- and fourth-year dental students interested in a career in hospital dentistry are invited to apply. You’ll gain familiarity with diagnosis and clinical management of complex dental patients.

To apply, please submit:

  • Dental school transcripts
  • A letter from your dean supporting your application to the externship
  • A copy of your current TB and HepB immunizations and flu vaccination verification

When applying, indicate which week you would be available for the externship, and provide a backup date, as well. On rare occasions, we consider shorter or longer visits.

Send your application to:

Program Coordinator
University of Michigan
1515 E. Hospital Drive
Towsley Center G1218, SPC 5222
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5222