Oral Medicine and Oral Oncology Fellowship

Fellowship Overview

The Oral Medicine and Oral Oncology Fellowship Program is a one year, full-time training program for dentists who are committed to developing expertise in oncology and oral health and serving as community leaders. Trainees are co-appointed at HSDM, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), and Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). Clinical training is based at BWH and DFCI with additional rotations at other Harvard affiliated teaching hospitals as well as community health centers. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with HSDM Fellow Salary Scale. HSDM will offer one fellowship position per year.

Through clinical, educational, and community-based experiences, the fellow will gain experience in the evaluation, diagnosis and management of the oral health care needs of cancer patients. Fellows will learn how to function and communicate effectively within an interprofessional model of care. The patient population served will include adults and children, and both newly diagnosed individuals as well as long-term cancer survivors. In addition to clinical care provided in the BWH and DFCI oral medicine clinics, fellows will gain essential experiences on rotations in medical oncology clinics such as hematology/oncology, head and neck oncology, breast oncology, pediatric oncology, and long-term follow-up clinics. The fellowship is designed to ensure that the fellow achieves a foundational level of competency in oral medicine and oral oncology with a focus on the promotion of oral health in the community.

Salary and Tuition

This is a one-year program, with stipend support, culminating in a certificate of completion.

Board Examination

Fellows are expected to take American Academy of Oral Medicine (AAOM) Academic Fellowship Exam. The examination is offered at the annual AAOM meeting, typically held in the month of April. Please visit the AAOM website for further information and eligibility criteria.


We currently do not have any openings for 2020. One position is available each year, beginning in June or October. Candidates must possess a DMD, DDS, or equivalent degree. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Proof of citizenship and/or a green card must be provided before and interview will be granted. Completion of a hospital-based general practice residency (GPR) or equivalent is preferred. Applicants from countries in which English is not the primary language must provide an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report. Minimum acceptable score for admission to Harvard AGE programs is 95 on internet-based test with subcategory score minimums of Written 25, Spoken 24, Reading 21, Listening 17.

Click here to fill out the admissions application. The Admissions Checklist will provide you with further details on the admissions requirements. More information about the admissions process can be found on the AGE Admissions page.