Global Initiative for Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) GIVE provides reimbursement for up to $2,500 in documented travel expenses to residents serving with experienced OMS teams to deliver humanitarian healthcare to communities in need.

Eligibility & Requirements

Residents with:

  • A minimum of 24 months of OMS residency training.
  • Acceptance to an OMS Foundation-approved volunteer surgical program.
  • A collaborative, team-centered work ethic and a compassionate world view.

Volunteer Surgical Programs with:

  • OMS-related activity as a primary focus.
  • An OMS serving as the director of the program or as a prominent member of the team.
  • Approval from the OMS Foundation.

Applications are accepted year-round. Please contact Amanda at for further information.

Support innovative research, education opportunities for residents!


  1. Provide financial assistance to OMS residents to travel internationally with approved programs to deliver humanitarian healthcare to underserved populations.
  2. Provide training and experience in areas of oral and maxillofacial surgery that residents may nottraditionally receive in their program.
  3. Provide initial exposure to the rewards associated with providing healthcare to underserved area of the world.