Basic Science Education in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is provided by instructors through the completion of structured didactic courses, seminars/conferences, or problem-solving, clinically oriented laboratories. Program-specific courses are integrated into clinical training to include Surgical Anatomy, Physiology, Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical Microbiology, and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.
Clinical training and education requires a demonstration of competency in the coursework for:
- physical diagnosis
- clinical medicine and pathophysiology
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery didactic lectures
- off-service assignments to Internal Medicine, Anesthesia, General Surgery to include sub-specialty surgery, and thirty months on clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
This permits the residents to practice the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery on an outpatient, ambulatory, inpatient basis, and to teach, advance the profession, and engage in other forms of intellectual pursuits.