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Program-Specific Curriculum: First Year

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (6 months)

Genetics, Epidemiology, Modules 2, 3, & 6 of Medical School Curriculum (6 months)

Program-Specific Curriculum: Second Year

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2 months)

Modules 2, 3, 4, & 6 of Medical School Curriculum

Part I United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)

Program-Specific Curriculum: Third Year

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (4 months)

Modules 4, 5, & 6 of Medical School Curriculum


Program-Specific Curriculum: Fourth Year

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2 months)

General Surgery Internship – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (6 months)

Anesthesia (4 months)


Program-Specific Curriculum: Fifth Year

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (6 months)

General Surgery (6 months)

Program-Specific Curriculum: Sixth Year

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (12 months)

OMFS Lectures (Weekly)

A modular lecture series, with topics repeated every two years, covers the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Topics include the following: basic principles of dentoalveolar surgery, medical management of the surgical patient, anesthesia, preprosthetic surgery, head and neck infections, implantology, oral and maxillofacial radiology, maxillofacial trauma, bone grafting, pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgery, reconstructive surgery, dentofacial deformities, craniofacial surgery, laser surgery, practice management, pathology (benign and malignant), cosmetic surgery, nerve injury and nerve repair, and management of TMJ disorders. Following the lecture, presentations are given by the residents that complement the assigned area of interest.

Journal Club/Morbidity & Mortality Conference (Monthly)

Residents critically review and present the current literature and present surgical management of cases. Morbidity case management and surgical techniques are reviewed and critiqued by attending faculty.

Center for Human Appearance Conference (Monthly)

A combined conference co-sponsored by the departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, and Psychiatry. Case presentations and discussion of cosmetic surgery techniques are presented by faculties from each of the departments.

Oral Pathology (Monthly)

A clinicopathologic conference presented by an oral pathologist covering the histopathology and management of head and neck lesions.

Multidisciplinary Trauma Conference

A trauma conference presented by the residents and attended by the faculty and residents of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Oculoplastic Surgery, and Otorhinolaryngology Services. The responsibility for presentation rotates between the four services.

Delaware Valley Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Seminar

On a rotating basis, a resident from one of the five Delaware Valley area OMFS programs gives a presentation. Residents, faculty, and members of the Delaware Valley Society are in attendance.

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