The six-year Drexel University College of Medicine Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency program is an accredited advanced dental specialty program. It is designed to prepare the resident for practice, consultation, subspecialty training and academic leadership within the field of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS).
This intensive MD/OMFS program integrates two years of medical school with the remaining four years for integrating general surgery, and clinical/didactic oral and maxillofacial surgery training into a single, six-year program whereby successful graduates will:
- Obtain a medical degree
- Complete two years of general surgery residency
- Receive certification as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon meeting all ABOMS requirements
- Become eligible to sit for the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Examination
Our graduates are trained to:
- Interact with peers and colleagues in dentistry, medicine and surgery
- Practice the full scope of the OMFS specialty with a broad-based world view of the health sciences
- Provide holistic care and maintain compassionate and ethical relationships with patients, peers and the support staff
- Identify disease/disorders not generally in the immediate scope of their expertise and make appropriate referrals
- Teach effectively, become members of teaching faculties and obtain American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Certification
- Be lifelong learners
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Please note that residents and fellows are employed by and insured by the hospital; they are not employees of Drexel University.