Certificate Requirements

Number of Credits Required: 5

Required Courses:

ORBG 8014Clinical Anatomy of the Head and Neck1
ORBG 8015Research Methodology and Study Design1
ORBG 8017Oral Microbiology and Immunology1
ORBG 8018Biostatistics1
ORBG 8019Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology1
Total Credit Hours5

Additional Curricula and Assessments
OMS residents participate in weekly seminars and lectures, in addition to monthly grand rounds, with topics ranging from surgical anatomy to professionalism and practice management. Although no formative or summative assessments are required, these curricular elements constitute a part of the longitudinal learning process of the OMS residency. The performance of residents on the annual Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery In-Training Examination (OMSITE) measures their clinical knowledge and skills.

OMS residents also engage in simulation training exercises throughout their clinical training. Debriefing and formative assessments are integral parts of these exercises.

Throughout their surgical training, OMS residents participate in the daily educational experience of teaching rounds when patients are admitted to the hospital. These teaching rounds utilize the principles of directed and case-based learning. While no formal assessments are required, the learners’ engagement and performance in the learning process are noted by the faculty and discussed at debriefing sessions or during the residents' semi-annual evaluations.

In clinical education and experiential learning, ongoing dialogue occurs between the residents and faculty. Although informal, this is perhaps the most important assessment of the residents’ knowledge base, skills, preparedness, and professionalism with respect to direct patient care. Trained and calibrated faculty communicate their assessment with the program director in preparation for the residents’ semi-annual evaluations.