Curriculum

Oral and maxillofacial surgery residents receive their education through weekly seminars, hospital rotations, case presentations, guest lecturers and continuing education courses. Off-service hospital rotations include general internal medicine, anesthesia and general surgery with elective rotations in neurosurgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery and the surgical ICU.

Seminars and lectures are provided to prepare the resident in all areas of our specialty. Biomedical science lectures are provided on the following topics: history and physical course, pharmacology, microbiology, embryology, genetics, anatomy and oral pathology. Literature review is an essential component of the didactic curriculum. Weekly journal clubs and case presentations will play an integral role in resident education.

This program prepares residents to take the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery written qualifying and oral clinical exam. Residents are strongly encouraged to pursue Diplomate status.

All residents are required to complete a research project and present their research in a scientific forum. In addition to a research project the OMFS resident will be expected to present on a national level topics that reflects current and innovative care in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Off-service rotations

 General internal medicine  PGY1
2 months
 GMC
 Anesthesia service  PGY1
5 months
 GMC OR
 Surgery service  PGY2
4 months
 General surgery
 Surgical ICU  
PGY2
1 month
 GMC
 Neurosurgery  PGY2
1 month
 GMC
 Plastic surgery  PGY2
2 months
 GMC