Education

Welcome to the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Training Program at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. We are delighted that you have shown interest in our program.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training at the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) has a long-standing tradition of excellence. The rich heritage of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Training at Boston City Hospital (BCH) dates back to the early 1900’s. Many graduates of the program at BCH hold prestigious academic and professional society leadership positions all over the world, and are considered pioneers in the field of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. In 1996, BCH merged with the private Boston University Hospital to form Boston Medical Center (BMC). This “public-private” merger was widely acclaimed as perhaps the most successful merger of its kind in the country, and led to the formation of BMC as one of the model urban academic medical centers in the US. The hospital has state-of-the-art facilities throughout. The strength of our medical center is reflected in the high quality of our surgical training.

The primary teaching institutions of our program include Boston Medical Center (BMC), Veteran’s Administration Hospital (VAMC), and the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM). As you browse through our website, you will notice the strength of our program as evidenced by the size and quality of our full- and part-time faculty, and their strong academic inclinations. Structured and carefully planned rotations to the affiliated institutions ensures that our residents gain experience in the full scope of clinical surgery in a varied environment, thereby providing them with a diverse and unique training experience.

We consider ourselves to be amongst the strongest and most well-rounded training programs in the USA. Graduation from the program provides solid training in all areas of oral and maxillofacial surgery. We are extremely pleased to inform you that our residency program is accredited without any reporting requirements; in the past, we have received numerous commendations including scope and volume of practice, and faculty retention and residents are exposed to the full-scope of contemporary “expanded scope” oral and maxillofacial surgery. The didactic program is very comprehensive and consists lectures, conferences, and seminars. Besides departmental faculty and multiple local guest lecturers, the didactic program also includes external physicians, dentists, and surgeons of national and international repute. Additionally, the program gives its residents a yearly book allowance, and monetary reimbursement for professional meetings including conferences and review courses.

We are extremely proud of our current and past residents. Despite very hectic clinical and didactic schedules, and busy personal lives, these exceptional individuals have managed to publish hallmark articles in journals, co-authored book chapters, and participated in groundbreaking and award-winning clinical and laboratory research.

We can assure prospective applicants that our faculty will endeavor to make your surgical education exciting and enjoyable. We welcome your interest in our residency program and hope that you will enjoy browsing through our website.

Pushkar Mehra, DMD
Chairman & Associate Dean for Hospital Affairs

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