CAGS in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

The oral and maxillofacial surgery program is a four-year integrated curriculum of clinical training, basic science study, and research, all within hospital and dental school environments. The program is designed to provide the resident with sufficient didactic and clinical education to meet the requirements of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and to become a proficient practitioner. All residents are extremely well prepared for careers in clinical practice, both in academic and private practice settings.

Clinical Rotations

Year On-Service Rotations Off-Service Rotations*
1 OMFS
  • Medicine
  • Anesthesia
2 OMFS
  • Anesthesia
  • General Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Emergency Room
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
3 OMFS Anesthesia
4 OMFS Cleft Lip/Palate & Craniofacial

*These rotations are subject to modification at the program director’s discretion.

Didactic Curriculum

First Year

  • Physical Diagnosis
  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Second Year

The second year is spent on the General Surgery Service at Boston Medical Center and includes one full year of General Surgery Preliminary Internship. Residents are required to attend all required didactic courses, lectures, and conferences of the Department of Surgery.

Third Year

  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Years 1, 3, and 4

  • Orthodontic/Orthognathic Surgery Conference
  • Implantology
  • Oral Microbiology
  • Journal Club
  • Anesthesia Seminars
  • Grand Rounds
  • Principles of Surgery
  • Surgical Anatomy Seminars
  • External Courses and conference
  • Maxillofacial Trauma Conference
  • Combined BU-Tufts-Harvard Grand Rounds
  • Quarterly Case review/M & M, Lectures within Grand Rounds
  • Head and Neck Cancer SIG/Head and Neck Tumor Board
  • Head and Neck Pathology Conference

OMFS Service Courses

  • SDM OS 770, 772, 773 Journal Club
  • SDM OS 825, 826, 827 Anesthesia Seminars
  • SDM OS 850, 851, 852 Implantology
  • SDM OS 860, 862, 863 Principles of Surgery
  • SDM OS 812, 813, 814 Surgical Anatomy
  • SDM OS 864 Physical Diagnosis
  • SDM OS 866, 868, 869 Orthodontics-Orthognathic Surgery Conference
  • SDM OS 867 Internal Medicine
  • SDM OS 873 General Surgery
  • SDM OS 876 Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • SDM OS 877 Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • SDM OS 853 Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • SDM OS 881, 883, 884 Clinical Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
  • SDM OS 890, 891, 892 Mock Board Examinations—Oral and Written sections
  • SDM OS 762, 763, 764 Oral Microbiology
  • SDM OS 991, 992, 993, 994 Research: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • SDM OS BMC Maxillofacial Trauma Conference
  • SDM OS Combined BU-Tufts-Harvard OMFS Grand Rounds
  • SDM OS 774, 776, 777 Grand Rounds/Case Review/Morbidity and Mortality Conference—Clinical Pathological Conference
  • SDM OS Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery In-Service Training Examination (OMSITE)
  • SDM OS External Continuing Education Courses
  • SDM OS Clinical Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Surgery