Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Externship

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine/UPMC-Medical Education

UPMC-Medical Education and the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine host a CODA-accredited 3-year residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. For those dental students or dentists interested in a residency and career in oral and maxillofacial pathology, we offer the opportunity to visit our facilities to learn more about us and our program. A formal externship may be required by your dental school. For those who do not require a formal externship, a structured, but less formal experience, is offered. 

 

Requirements for Participation In an Externship:

  1. All visitors must be enrolled in, or graduates of, an accredited North American dental school.
  2. All visitors must provide proof of current HIPPA training and personal health insurance.
  3. All third- and fourth-year dental students must provide a letter of good academic standing from the parent institution.
  4. For students seeking a formal externship, the parent institution may need to provide prior approval of the desired externship. Students should be aware of and comply with their school’s specific requirements.
  5. All students must download, complete, sign and return the Application for Externship form

 

Externship Schedule

An externship/visit can range from a single day to a week. We encourage at least a two-day visit to increase your exposure to the range of our program and facilities. The suggested schedules below are subject to change. Be flexible!

 

Monday - Wednesday

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

7:00

 

Pathology Unknowns

(Totten Conference Room)

 

8:00

Meet with Program Director

Clinical Patients (Summersgill)

9:00

Meet with other faculty

Clinical Patients (Bilodeau)

10:00

Sign-out

Tour of Dental School

 

11:00

Tour of UPMC facilities

Sign out

Sign-out

12:00

Lunch with residents

Lunch with residents

Lunch on your own

1:00

Head and Neck Pathology Grand Rounds (Histopath)

Observe grossing procedures

Journal Club

2:00

Observe grossing procedures

CPCs (Clinical Cases)

Observe grossing

3:00

Histopathology Unknowns

Histopathology Unknowns

 

4:00

 

 

 

5:00

ENT Tumor Board

 

 

 

 

Wednesday - Friday

Time

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

7:30

Meet with Program Director

 

 

8:00

Clinical Patients (Summersgill)

Sit in on Advanced Oral Path 2 (resident microscopic course) or histopath unknowns

Oral Histopathology Unknowns

9:00

Tour of Dental School

CPCs (Clinical Cases)

10:00

Histopathology unknowns

Tour of UPMC facilities

 

11:00

Sign out

Sign out

Sign out

12:00

Lunch with residents

Anatomic Path Grand Rounds (lunch provided)

Sit in on Oral Pathology elective

1:00

Journal Club

Observe grossing procedures

Observe grossing procedures

2:00

Observe grossing procedures

 

 

3:00

CPCs (Clinical Cases)

CPCs (Clinical Cases)

 

4:00

 

 

 

 

Insurance

All applicants must be covered by malpractice or liability insurance verified by their dean of students.  Applicants must provide proof of personal health insurance.  We accept no liability for health costs incurred while at this school.

 

Cancellations

If you find you are unable to participate, please call or e-mail at least 2 weeks prior to the start date.  Please email Ms. Erin King, externship coordinator, or call 412-648-8636, or you may contact Dr. Kurt Summersgill, program director, at 412-648-8635 or by email.

 

Housing and Transportation

The School of Dental Medicine does not provide housing, but we do provide information on transportation and nearby hotels.  AirBnB resources are also available.