The orthodontic residency program accepts 2 residents annually.
Applicants must be graduates of a dental school accredited by the American Dental Association, or be enrolled, in good standing, in the final year of an accredited.
The orthodontic residency program participates with the PASS program. Applicants must submit their application through PASS (Postdoctural Application Support Service). Information for the PASS program is available by contacting:
1625 Massachusetts Ave.
Washington, DC 20036
The deadline for submitting application materials to PASS is often different than the deadline for the Washington Hospital Center. Please take care to submit your materials to PASS and allow adequate time for PASS to process the materials and forward them to the Washington Hospital Center by the October 1 deadline.
In addition to the information indicated on the PASS application, please submit the following documents – in one envelope directly to the department:
The completed application and all supporting documents listed above should be mailed to:
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Department of Oral Surgery
110 Irving Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20010
The orthodontic residency program participates in the National Match Program and adheres to its guidelines. Applications materials can be obtained from:
National Matching Services, Inc.
20 Holly Street, Suite 301
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4S 3B1
Phone: (416) 977-3431
Fax: (416) 977-5020
Personal interviews are held, by invitation, in late October or early November for applicants selected by the admissions committee. Invitations are generally extended by mid-October to provide candidates with sufficient time to schedule travel to the Washington Hospital Center. During the formal interview adequate time will be provided to learn about the educational program, ask questions of the faculty and residents, and to tour our facilities.
Applications are accepted from June 1 through October 1. Applications received by the October 1 deadline will be considered for a residency beginning July 1 of the following year.
Please forward all questions and inquiries to Darcelle.D.Pinckens@medstar.net