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Dental Medicine Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

The four-year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) Residency is sponsored by New York Medical College School of Medicine (NYMC SOM). The program accepts two candidates each academic year. A certificate is presented to those candidates who successfully complete the program. In addition, the program offers an M.D. Option at NYMC SOM to those qualified residents who successfully complete the OMFS program. The program is designed to provide clinical, didactic, and hospital experiences at the postdoctoral level in OMFS, as well as scholarly activities. The Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Program training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation are the underlying basis for the OMS program with the expectation that graduates will be Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

As a resident within the New York Medical College School of Medicine (NYMC SOM) Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program, you will truly practice a broad scope of OMFS. For example, as a third-year resident, you will work one on one with an orthodontist for orthognathic surgery treatment planning. Having an attending who is fellowship trained in cosmetic and advanced orthognathic procedures allows for extensive experiences in these areas. Being the only level I trauma center with a reach that expands across 5,000 square miles. While rotating on-call coverage at Westchester Medical Center with ENT and Plastic Surgery, residents routinely see and treat complex lacerations, orbital, midface and mandibular trauma. All the attending faculty are highly skilled in treating extensive facial trauma and allow residents ample opportunities. 

Both primary clinical training sites are associated with the NYMC SOM General Dental Practice Residency program (GPR) that actively provides referrals from their patients for surgical procedures. The GPR residents provide a valuable opportunity to work together for implant treatment planning. 

In conjunction with a robust clinical experience, the residency program provides a solid didactic curriculum. It is comprised of weekly didactic lectures, seminars, interdisciplinary conferences, workshops, and surgical anatomy lab. The didactic curriculum is complemented with the attendance at a variety of local and regional meetings and continuing education programs supported by the Department. Likewise, the faculty and Department support the resident's participation in scholarly activities such as clinical research and manuscript preparation.