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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program
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Surgical Educational Programs

SHADOWING:
  M1 & M2 Trauma
  All Other Shadowing

M3 SURGERY CLERKSHIP

M4 SURGERY ELECTIVES

RESIDENCY PROGRAMS:
General Surgery
ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL
Curriculum Overview
Resident Responsibilities
Conferences
How to Apply
Plastic & Reconstructive
Urology

FELLOWSHIPS:
  Advanced GI MIS
  Cardiothoracic
  Burn
  Critical Care
  Surgical Oncology
  Transplant Surgery
  Vascular Surgery

ADDITIONAL LINKS:
  Simulation Center
  CME Office
  All About RVA

RESOURCES:
   Surgery Library Guide

 

Yearly Residency Responsibilities

FIRST YEAR:

The first year focuses primarily on inpatient patient care responsibilities in the pre-and post-operative periods as well as staffing the hospital outpatient minor surgery clinic. However, supervised operating experience is encouraged commensurate with the complexity of the case and the abilities of the individual resident. In addition, rotations in medicine and surgery, as described below, enhance the resident’s medical background.

First-year curriculum and responsibilities:

  • Physical Diagnosis, eight weeks
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Hospital Clinic, six months
  • General Surgery, one month
  • Surgical Oncology, one month
  • Trauma Surgery, one month
  • Pediatric Surgery, one month
  • Internal Medicine, one month
  • Emergency Medicine, one month

SECOND YEAR:

The second year is similar to the first, with the addition of several clinical rotations structured to allow relative autonomy under direct supervision of faculty surgeons. Additional advanced medical rotations are also performed during this year.

Second-year curriculum and responsibilities:

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service (Hospital, O.R., or School Clinic), six months
  • Anesthesia, five months
  • Cardiology, one month
  • Surgical ICU, one month

THIRD YEAR:

The third year increases participation and responsibility in patient management, and specifically in the operating room. The residents assist on cases done with the chief residents as a team under supervision of the attending staff. They also assume responsibility for the day-to-day consultative and administrative details of the service.

Third-year curriculum and responsibilities:

  • MCV Hospital Operating Room, Four months
  • Private Service w/ outstanding local surgeons at: local hospitals ; school clinics; or VCU faculty practice, four months
  • MCV Hospitals Outpatient OMFS Clinic, Four months

FOURTH YEAR:

The fourth year, or chief resident, assumes total responsibility for the organization and operation of the service. In concert with the faculty surgeons, the chief resident makes decisions on patient care and takes charge of executing treatment plans. The fourth-year resident has a major role in the teaching of residents and students who rotate on the service.

During the fourth year, the chief residents, along with the program director, are responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the resident staff and coordination of the academic program. In addition, they staff all major operating room cases and are the primary participants in cosmetic facial surgery and implant clinics. The chief residents are also encouraged and funded to attend at least two conferences per year, one of which is the AAOMS annual meeting.

DOCTOR OF MEDICINE (MD DEGREE) OPTION

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers an MD degree option. Those residents interested in this option may enter medical school upon satisfactorily completing the four-year program and meeting the admission criteria for advanced standing.

The candidate completes the second- and third-years of medical school and is awarded an MD degree. For more information on our program, our city, and our MD option please visit VCU Graduate Medical Office at the School of Medicine.

 

 

 

 

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