2016-17 General Bulletin

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The residency program at Case Western Reserve University in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a joint program with the School of Medicine leading to an MD degree and certificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Case Western Reserve University is the only program in the country that enables residents to obtain their medical degree and certificate in five years.

Residents rotate through several institutions: the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland's Veterans Administration Hospital, the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic Hospital. This diversity of institutions ensures that residents gain experience in the essential areas of clinical surgery in preparation for all types of practices.

Admission

More information about admission to the oral and maxillofacial surgery program can be found on the School of Dental Medicine website.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
Multidisciplinary Seminar (DENT 698)0 - .5  
Oral Surgery Residency (DENT 695) (summer/fall)1 - 10  
Program Year 1 (OMFS 694)1 - 3  
Program Year 2 (OMFS 695)1 - 3  
Program Year 3 (OMFS 696)1 - 3  
Program Year 5 (OMFS 698)1 - 3  
Program Year 4 (OMFS 697)1 - 3  
Orthodontics-Oral Surgery Conference (DENT 580)  0 - 1
Oral Surgery Residency (DENT 695)  1 - 10
Year Total: 6-25.5 1-11
 
Total Units in Sequence:  7-36.5

PGY1

  • University Hospitals/OMFS - 7 months

  • Veteran's Admin/OMFS - 3 months

  • University Hospitals/Anesthesia - 2 months

PGY 2

  • Med School - 12 months        
  • Surgery/Internal Medicine - 4 months

  • Pediatrics/Family Medicine/OB GYN - 4 months

  • Psychiatry/Neurology - 2 months

  • Emergency Medicine/Geriatrics - 2 months

PGY 3

  • University Hospitals/OMFS - 5 months

  • The Cleveland Clinic/OMFS - 1 month

  • Veteran's Admin/OMFS - 3 months

  • University Hospitals/Anesthesia - 3 months

PGY 4

      General Surgery Internship:

  • University Hospitals/OMFS - 2 months

  • The Cleveland Clinic/OMFS - 1 month

  • University Hospitals and MetroHealth/Surgery Rotations - 9 months

    • Plastic Surgery - 3 months

    • ENT - 2 months

    • Neurosurgery - 1 month

    • SICU/Trauma - 2 months

    • General Surgery/Pediatric Surgery - 1 month

PGY 5

  • University Hospitals/OMFS Chief Resident - 6 months

  • University Hospitals/OMFS -  6 months