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Clinical Curriculum

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency program has been an ADA-approved program since its inception more than 50 years ago. Those residents who complete the four-year curriculum (and for those who pursue the 2-year MD) fulfill all the prerequisites and requirements of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and are eligible for the Board’s examination.

The residents perform a wide variety of surgical procedures encompassing the full scope of OMFS procedures including:

  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery
  • Major Maxillo-facial Trauma
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Implants
  • Laser Surgery
  • TMJ Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery

Formal teaching rounds are carried out each morning under the guidance of the chief residents and faculty. Less formal working rounds are held each afternoon under the leadership of the chief resident. Faculty are consulted and formally and informally by all levels of trainees involved in patient care. Each patient is admitted to the care of a full-time faculty member who works with the fourth-year resident in planning and implementation of the patient’s treatment.

Resident education in the basic biomedical sciences is enhanced in three ways. First, weekly departmental conferences are designed to cover a broad spectrum of oral and maxillofacial surgical and medical topics, with basic sciences presented as an integral part of the background, diagnosis and treatment. Second, each resident takes part in an oral mock board examination administered yearly by the full and part-time faculty. Third, each resident takes the yearly OMSITE (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery In-Training Exam) of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. These examinations encourage study in the basic sciences as well as clinical areas.

All residents, in conjunction with a faculty preceptor, design and perform a research project, write a textbook chapter, or involve themselves in some other form of scholarly activity. The project should produce a publishable manuscript prior to completion of the program. If the abstract of the research is chosen for presentation by the IADR, ACOMS or AAOMS, the department pays the expenses incurred by the resident to present the abstract. The following list specifies the rotations for each postgraduate year.

The Residency Program at MCV Hospitals utilizes the PASS application process and the National Resident Matching Program (NDRMP).

For Information regarding the program please contact the OMFS Residency Coordinator:

Residency Coordinator:
Jamie Anderson  |  janderson@vcu.edu