Residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Residency 1Program Objectives:

  • To provide the resident an academic background that meets the requirements for certification in oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • To develop in the resident skills for critical inquiry and assessment needed to provide high quality, ethical, and competent care to patients
  • To develop the diagnostic, patient management, and surgical skills necessary for the pursuit of a career in academics or private practice
  • To provide a teaching and clinical environment that prepares the resident for completion of the certification examination of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • To develop in the resident an attitude of life long learning for continued high quality humane care to the public

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program is approved by the Council of Dental Education of the American Dental Association and, upon satisfactory completion, graduates become eligible for certification examination by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

The rotations for trainees during the four-year program include: Anesthesiology, General Surgery, Medicine, Emergency Room, Cardiology, Plastic Surgery, and Trauma Surgery.

PGY-1 - off service rotations, ACLS (advanced cardiac life support), and ATLS (advanced trauma life support) courses

Rotations
Months On
Internal Medicine
2
Anesthesiology
5
General Surgery
4

Elective Rotations
Months On
Cardiology
1
Emergency Room
1
Surgical Intensive Care
1
Trauma Surgery
1

 

Residency 2

PGY-2 - involved in clinic management and begins Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery trauma call

Rotations
Months On
Plastic Surgery
1
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
11

PGY-3 - growing OR responsibilities, continued clinic responsibilities, and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery trauma call

Rotations
Months On
ENT
1
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
11

PGY-4 - OR and general Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery service coordinator

Rotations
Months On
Facial Plastic Surgery
(Columbus, MS)
1
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
11

Extensive training is obtained in the diagnosis and management of facial fractures, oral maxillofacial infections, benign and malignant lesions of the maxillofacial region, congenital anomalies of the head and neck including clefts, dentofacial deformities, and temporomandibular disorders. Training is also provided in maxillofacial reconstruction, anterior alveolar cleft repair, placement of dental implants, and ambulatory anesthesia including IV sedation and general anesthesia.

Emphasis is placed on training in the management of anterior alveolar clefts and dentofacial deformities. Preprosthetic surgery is a large part of the program, including placement of osseous-integrated implants.

Typical Schedule of Instruction

Ward Bedside Teaching Rounds 7 Days/Week
Oral Surgery Conference Weekly
Faculty and House Staff Guest Lecturers Weekly
Oral Pathology Conference Monthly
Medicine Conference–Physical Diagnosis Weekly
Operating Room Schedule Wednesday and Friday
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic 5 Days/Week
Oral Pathology Lectures Weekly
General Surgery Case Conference and Basic
Science Lecture
Weekly
Anesthesiology Lecture Monthly

 

Application Procedure

Applicants may apply to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program by enrolling in the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (adea.org). If further information is needed, contact:

Christina N. Ross
Residency Coordinator
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-0531
(409) 772-1546