Osteo Science Foundation OMS Research Fellowship
Osteo Science Foundation is proud to announce the first OMS Research Fellowship, commencing July 1, 2022. The purpose of the Fellowship is to stimulate a lifelong interest in regenerative medicine research by supporting an individual who has not yet been accepted to an OMS Residency Program, but plans a career in OMS.
Purpose of the Fellowship
The purpose of the Fellowship is to stimulate a lifelong interest in regenerative medicine research by supporting an individual who has not yet been accepted to an OMS Residency Program, but plans a career in OMS.
The successful candidate will work in the lab of one of the identified sites alongside an established oral & maxillofacial surgeon/researcher for a period of 12 months, and will benefit from hands-on research experience and 1:1 mentoring.
At the conclusion of the fellowship, it is expected that the fellow will have produced sufficient data to present an abstract or poster at the AADOCR (American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research) meeting, and should also submit an abstract or poster submission at the next AAOMS CSIOMS meeting. These are required components of the Fellowship, and travel expenses for the AADOCR (up to $1,000) will be supported by Osteo Science Foundation. The Fellow will also work with his or her mentor on the submission of a manuscript for publication.
Eligibility and Application
This program is only open to residents of the United States and Canada.
Applicants must have completed dental school in the United States or Canada, or must be in their final year of an American or Canadian dental school.
Applicants must be actively pursuing a career in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Applicants must provide a PDF of their PASS application, which will include CBSE scores. If an applicant has not completed the PASS application or the CBSE, applicants must provide:
● Undergraduate and dental school transcripts
● Supporting information such as dental-related experience, research-related experience, teaching experience
● Awards (if applicable)
● Description of past externships and OMS-related experiences (if applicable)
● CBSE score (if applicable)
● One letter of recommendation
Applicants will be asked to complete a short essay explaining their interest in this program.
Applicant will be asked on the application to identify their desired research lab from among the participating sites (see Participating Sites).
Application Procedures & Dates
July 1 – December 1: Application submission period
January 2-5: Interviews conducted
January 10: Applicants notified
July 1, 2024: Start date of Fellowship
Conditions of the Award
This is a one-year appointment: July 1 – June 30.
The Fellow will receive the same salary benefits as a Non-Categorical Intern, as determined by the host institution’s salary guidelines. Osteo Science Foundation will cover the full amount of salary plus the benefits that are included with employment (health insurance, dental insurance, etc.). Osteo Science Foundation does not pay any indirect costs not related specifically to employment.
The Fellow is responsible for all living and housing expenses and arrangements.
While the position will remain secure once the Fellow is notified by Osteo Science Foundation, the Fellow will effectively be an employee of the host institution (Osteo Science Foundation will pay the host university and funds will be dispersed by the university, not OSF). As such, the Fellow must follow the protocols determined by the host university with regard to any required university application process, university-mandated interviews, background checks, and any other requirements for the university’s HR department.
At the conclusion of the Fellowship, it is expected that the Fellow will have produced sufficient data to present an abstract or poster at the AADOCR (American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research) meeting, and should also submit an abstract or poster submission at the next AAOMS CSIOMS meeting. These are required components of the Fellowship, and travel expenses for the AADOCR (up to $1,000) will be supported by Osteo Science Foundation. The Fellow will also work with his or her mentor on the submission of a manuscript for publication.
The Fellow agrees to work in tandem with Osteo Science Foundation’s Communications Manager in providing updates on at least a bi-monthly (twice per month) basis updating on progress with the specific goal of use on social media to promote the program. This may include, but is not limited to, video messages, photographs, Instagram take-over, etc.
OSF will, at its sole discretion, select the award recipients.
The applications will be evaluated and prioritized based on the following criteria:
● Interest in pursuing research in regenerative medicine as part of an intended OMS career
● CBSE scores (if applicable)
● Prior research experience (work in labs, publications, presentation of abstracts, research awards)
Loma Linda University
Chi Viet, DDS, MD, PhD, FACS and Alan S. Herford, DDS, MD
The Fellow will work in the lab of Dr. Viet who will co-mentor alongside Dr. Herford
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Simon Young, DDS, MD, PhD
The University of Pennsylvania
If you are already affiliated with an institution where you plan to complete your Fellowship, you will have an opportunity to indicate that on the application. Note that this must be an institution where you currently have an affiliation and you must have the involvement of an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon as a material part of the Fellowship.
Sarah Anne Wong, DDS, PhD