Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center

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Address:2133 Pepperrell StreetLackland AFB TX 78236
Program director:Jarom J. Ray, D.D.S.
Department/section chair:Richard A. Vanderweele, Col, USAF
Predoctoral director:N/A
Contact person:Richard A. Vanderweele, Col, USAF
Phone:210-292-7832
Fax:210-292-6431
Email:richard.vanderweele@us.af.mil
Program website:http://www.whasc.af.mil/
Application method:

Air Force residency education selection board

Application submission:Hard copy
Application deadline:September 15
Application fee:$0
Annual start date:July 1
Accreditation status:A1 (Approval without reporting requirements)
Full-time faculty members:2
Part-time faculty members:0
Full-time Board certified:2
Part-time Board certified:0
Volunteer:0
Volunteer Board certified:0
Accept internationally trained dentists?No
Degrees/certificates offered:
  • Certificate/MS
Length of program in months:
  • Certificate/MS: 24
State license required?Yes
Must the license be from the state where the sponsoring institution is located?No
Prerequisites:
  • Dental degree from national or international dental school
  • Number of required letters of recommendation
  • Class rank
  • National Board scores along with minimum score, if required
  • GRE along with minimum score, if required
  • Active duty dental officer in the U.S. Air Force
Number of endodontic resident slots:2 per class; 4 total
Ratio of acceptance to applicants:1-to-3
Tuition per year:$0
Fees per year (if not included in tuition above):$0
Microscope:Provided
Salary amount:Based on military pay scale
Stipend amount:$0
Required graduate preclinical technique course:Yes
First-year enrollment:N/A
Percent of time spent in courses/lectures/seminars:40%
Percent of time spent in research:10%
Percent of time spent in clinical care:40%
Percent of time spent in teaching:Less than 5%
Percent of time spent on-call and/or in emergency clinic:Less than 5%
Clinical setting:U.S. Air Force dental clinic
Affiliated institution:University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Average number of nonsurgical procedures completed per resident:More than 250
Research requirements:Published paper
Residency programs available in other dental specialties at sponsoring institution:
  • Prosthodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Periodontics
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