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 ADA accredited dental school.
The orthodontic residency program participates with the PASS
program. Applicants must submit their application through PASS
(Postdoctoral 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 MedStar 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 MedStar 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:
- A completed supplemental application
- A brief statement, limited to one page, describing yourself
and your life goals outside of the profession of dentistry or
orthodontics. An application is a routine means of presenting
yourself as a person to our staff. Language is a tool you will
need to use extensively during your postgraduate experience.
Here, we offer you an opportunity to use language not to "sell
yourself," but to communicate with us. We are sincerely
interested in who you are a person - beyond what we see in your
application. We do understand that you have a sincere interest in
pursuing orthodontic training so there is no need to discuss
orthodontics or your desire to be an orthodontist in your essay.
We are particularly interested in your life goals and interests
without discussing dentistry or orthodontics.
- Two 2x2 photographs of yourself
- Application fee - $60 check payable to MedStar Washington Hospital
Center Section of Orthodontics
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
MedStar 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
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
Please forward all questions and inquiries to Darcelle.D.Pinckens@medstar.net
For more information, contact:
Administrative & Residency Coordinator
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery / Orthodontics
110 Irving Street, N.W., Suite GA 141 - D
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: (202) 877-5380
Fax: (202) 877-5381