The Fellowship Training Program for Oral Maxillofacial Surgery FRACDS(OMS)

OMS Training Program FRACDS


The OMS Handbook contains detailed
OMS Training Program information:

    • Key program dates
    • Fees
    • Training regions, committees and hospitals

OMS Training
  FRACDS(OMS) Years Study: Four years (recommended minimum)

RACDS OMS Training Program


The OMS Training Program is designed to provide trainees with sufficient theoretical and practical background to meet all current standards available in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Australia and New Zealand.

Trainees are prepared for a career in clinical practice either in major public hospitals, private practice, or both. In addition, trainees are encouraged to develop competence in teaching and research which are important for a future practice as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.

Program duration

The Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons’ Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (FRACDS(OMS)) is acquired after successful completion of the training program. The minimum time in which training can be completed is four years.

The OMS Training Program comprises a variety of clinical placements at approved training centres, clinical training assessments, courses, a Surgical Science and Training (SST) Examination and Final Examination as well as the four years of accredited training.

FRACDS(OMS) qualification is recognized in both Australia and New Zealand as the registrable qualification for practice as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. The Fellowship qualification is also highly regarded internationally.


Admission requirements

Selection for entry to the RACDS OMS Training Program is highly competitive. The essential requirements for application to OMS Training Program include:

  • Resident of Australia or New Zealand  
  • A Dental degree and full registration as a dentist in Australia or New Zealand
  • A Medical degree and full registration as a medical practitioner in Australia or New Zealand
  • A full year of surgery in general (SIG) whilst occupying a post in a hospital that is approved for surgical training by the Trainee Advisory Committee, or be expected to complete this year prior to the commencement of OMS training.
Note Please refer to Page 14, A - Section 1, Eligibility Process for Surgical Training in the OMS Handbook for further information on the eligibility requirements of the OMS training program.

How to apply
Applications are made to directly the RACDS.
he full list of Application Forms can be found here.

Directors of Training

Prospective OMS Trainees are welcome to contact the Director of Training of the State within which they reside and/or within which they wish to train:

New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory

Dr Bruce Austin - Director of Training, NSW & ACT Training Centre
Tel: 02 9262 9318 

Victoria & Tasmania
Dr Jocelyn Shand - Director of Training, VIC & TAS Training Centre
Tel: 03 9654 4844

South Australia
Dr Paul Sambrook - Director of Training, SA Training Centre
Tel: 08 8222 8225

Queensland & Northern Territory
Dr Ben Erzetic - Director of Training, QLD & NT Training Centre
Tel: 07 3397 5454

Western Australia
Dr Emma Lewis - Director of Training, WA Training Centre
Tel: 08 9474 2133

New Zealand
Dr Chris Sealey - Director of Training, NZ Training Centre
Tel: 64 9 369 5566