Baylor College of Dentistry
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency
The program objectives are to:
impart to the resident a clinical and academic background that meets or exceeds the requirements and essentials of an accredited residency program in oral and maxillofacial surgery;
provide a program that will prepare the resident for eventual successful completion of the certification examination of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery;
develop in the resident the surgical expertise, diagnostic acumen and patient management skills that will enable him/her to pursue either an academic career, research career and/or practice in this specialty;
foster in the resident an attitude of critical inquiry and intellectual self-renewal throughout his/her professional career and to stimulate the desire to deliver ethical, compassionate and effective health care services to the public; and
stimulate in the resident an orderly intellectual curiosity through the teaching of research methodology and the design and conduct of meaningful research.
The residency program in oral and maxillofacial surgery is a combined program leading to a certificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery and an M.D. degree. The minimum duration of study is 72 months.
In the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and M.D. program, the resident begins training with attendance at Texas Tech University Medical School in Lubbock, as a full-time medical student with advanced standing in the second-year medical class. Six months of the medical school program are spent on the oral and maxillofacial surgery service.
After completion of medical school, the resident returns to Dallas to complete a one-year general surgery internship at Baylor University Medical Center. The remaining 24 months of the program are spent on the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service at Baylor College of Dentistry and Baylor University Medical Center.
OMS Four Year Certificate Program
The 48 month certificate only program in oral and maxillofacial surgery is a fully accredited residency made available primarily for United States of America Federal Service trainees. The first twelve months of the program include time on the parent service, but mostly, a series of resident level rotations on the general surgery, medicine and anesthesia services at Baylor University Medical Center.
The final three years of the program are primarily spent on the OMS service, with intermittent rotations of one month each to the Oral Pathology, Head and Neck Surgery and Oculoplastic Surgery services. The certificate of training completion and eligibility for taking the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial certification examination is awarded after completion of all training programs - 72 month certificate/MD and 48 month certificate.