Non-Categorical internship


The Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, in partnership with Covenant Health, offers two, one-year internships beginning July 1 each year.  

The Oral & Maxillofacial Interns are integrated with the OMFS Residency Program at Ascension Macomb Hospital and function at the PGY-1 level, participating in daily morning rounds, performing on-call duties and opportunities for operating room cases.

These employed individuals will split their day time duties between the Oral Surgery Clinic at the School of Dentistry and at Covenant Health's Dental Offices.  

Employment Qualifications

  • United States Citizen or United States Permanent Resident
  • Graduated from an accredited dental school in the United States or Canada
  • Valid Michigan Dental License (NERB or other board plus written NERB)
  • NPI Number
  • Personal DEA number

On Call

The non-categorical intern regularly participates in the call schedule alongside the program's PGY-1 residents.  The Oral Surgery residents cover facial trauma call at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Sinai Grace Hospital and William Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak (a level one trauma center).

Resident Didactics

Resident didactics are held each Friday morning from 7am-11am.  The non-categorical interns attend weekly and are integrated into the learning environment by actively participating in group discussion, assigned case presentations and journal clubs.

Physician Diagnosis Course

The non-categorical intern will participate in a structured 6 week Physical Diagnosis Course, taught by the Chief Resident.

The course runs from July - September each year on Saturday mornings.  

Students will obtain the knowledge and skills essential for performing a medical history and physical examination with an emphasis on patient interviewing and performing a comprehensive physical examination.   The final day of the course is spent completing a structured 60 point physical exam with a proctor at the Kado Skills Center at the Wayne State School of Medicine.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, most recent dental school transcript, national dental board scores (Part I & II), NBME Score, three letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and a recent photo.

Applications will begin being accepted on September 1, 2019.  The deadline to apply is February 15, 2020.

To apply, please email your documents to:

Jennifer Lucci, BS, C-TAGME

Residency Program Coordinator

Ascension Macomb Hospital 

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program


Phone: 313-499-4962

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