CAGS in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

The Oral & 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

Year 1

  • SDM OS 762 Oral Microbiology
  • SDM OS 770 Journal Club
  • SDM OS 774 Grand Rounds
  • SDM OS 812 Surgical Anatomy
  • SDM OS 825 Anesthesia Topics
  • SDM OS 850 Implantology
  • SDM OS 860 Principles/Surgery
  • SDM OS 864 Physical Diagnosis
  • SDM OS 866 Orthognathic Surgery
  • SDM OS 867 Internal Medicine
  • SDM OS 881 Clinical OMS
  • SDM OS 883 Oral Pathology Conference
  • SDM OS 991 Research: OMFS

Year 2

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.

  • SDM OS 873 General Surgery Rotations

Year 3

  • SDM OS 763 Oral Microbiology
  • SDM OS 772 Journal Club
  • SDM OS 776 Grand Rounds
  • SDM OS 813 Surgical Anatomy
  • SDM OS 826 Anesthesia Seminars
  • SDM OS 851 Implantology
  • SDM OS 853 Pediatric Adv. Life Support
  • SDM OS 862 Principles/Surgery
  • SDM OS 868 Orthognathic Surgery
  • SDM OS 876 ACLS
  • SDM OS 878 ATLS
  • SDM OS 883 Clinical OMS
  • SDM OS 890 Mock Board
  • SDM OS 993 Research: OMFS

Year 4

  • SDM OS 764 Oral Microbiology
  • SDM OS 773 Journal Club
  • SDM OS 777 Grand Rounds
  • SDM OS 814 Surgical Anatomy
  • SDM OS 827 Anesthesia Seminars
  • SDM OS 852 Implantology
  • SDM OS 863 Principles/Surgery
  • SDM OS 869 Orthognathic Surgery
  • SDM OS 877 ACLS
  • SDM OS 879 ATLS
  • SDM OS 884 Clinical OMS
  • SDM OS 891 Mock Board
  • SDM OS 994 Research: OMFS

Additional Training

  • Clinical Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Surgery
  • Combined BU-Tufts-Harvard Grand Rounds
  • External continuing education courses
  • External courses and conference
  • Head and Neck Cancer SIG/Head and Neck Tumor Board
  • Head and Neck Pathology Conference
  • Maxillofacial Trauma Conference
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery In-Service Training Examination (OMSITE)
  • Quarterly Case review/M & M, Lectures within Grand Rounds