Residents & Residency Information
Residents in our annual head and neck microneural repair workshop
- 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, Otolaryngology, Cardiology, Plastic Surgery and Trauma Surgery.
PGY-1 - Off Service Rotations, ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), and ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) Courses
|Elective Rotations||Months On
|Surgical Intensive Care||1
PGY-2 - involved in clinic management and begins
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery trauma call
PGY-3 - growing OR responsibilities, continued clinic responsibilities,
and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery trauma call
PGY-4 - OR and general Oral & Maxillofacial
Surgery service coordinator
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
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
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|
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, please see the contact information below.
Supplemental requirements: Curriculum Vitae and a 2-inch x 2-inch photograph should be sent directly to the program at the address below.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-0531