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about our program

Mission Statement

The Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery provides education in oral and maxillofacial surgery while addressing the needs of our surrounding community. We serve the poorest Congressional District in the United States and are committed to providing the highest standard of care in our specialty. The program was designed to create well trained ethical oral and maxillofacial surgeons who offers their expertise founded on evidence-based medicine and surgery. Clinical experience will provide adequate exposure to build competence in the core scope and practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery, i.e., ambulatory anesthesia, dentoalveolar, maxillofacial trauma, diagnosis and management of pathology, and surgical rehabilitation of oral-facial deformities.


The Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery offers, at the present time, two categorical four-year positions in our program with two non-categorical intern positions. The principal goal of the program is the training of our residents to practice the broad scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, and to become fully qualified and prepared to successfully pass the American Board of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery examination and obtain Diplomate status.

 

Program Overview

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center is a fully accredited four-year training program. The program is fully accredited by the American Dental Association and approved by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. There are 8 resident posit, two for each year of training. The fourth year is the Chief Resident level. There are non-categorical positions each year as well.

 

Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center is one of two Level-1 Trauma Centers in the South Bronx of New York. 

The residents are exposed to the full scope of current, state-of-the-art oral and maxillofacial surgery i.e trauma, orthognathics, temporomandibular joint surgery, reconstructive and implant surgery, and sedation and general anesthetic procedures. The program is based off a strong academic and research curriculum.

The residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is designed to meet the requirements of the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. The program leads to a Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

 

This program will provide you with sufficient didactic and clinical education to meet the requirements of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and to become a knowledgeable practitioner. 

Four Year Program Outline

PGY-1

12 months - OMFS

The first year will be devoted to ensuring that you have the basic skills necessary to perform out-patient procedures, handle on-call responsibilities and be prepared for off-service rotations.  You will participate in all resident functions for that service and will be evaluated by the faculty and staff of that service.

 

PGY-2

4 months - Anesthesia
2 months - Medicine

4 months - Surgery

1 month - ENT

 

The second year of the residency program will be spent entirely off service with 5 months dedicated to Anesthesia, 2 months to Internal Medicine, 4 months General Surgery and 1 month to ENT.

 

PGY-3

12 months - OMFS

During your third year, you will be expected to assume additional responsibilities. You will routinely assist the chief resident in the operating room. You will provide anesthesia on a daily basis for patients undergoing IV sedation in our clinics. You will be expected to serve as a mentor for junior oral surgery residents.  You will be expected to apply the expertise and knowledge to manage and treat our full spectrum of patients.

 

PGY-4 - Chief Year OMFS

12 months - OMFS

As chief resident, you are responsible for the day to day operations of the out-patient surgery clinics and the in-house OMFS surgical service. The chief resident is responsible for the on-call schedule and for operating room assignments.

Weekly Resident's Schedule

Monday

  • Operating Room:      3rd & 4th Year Resident

  • Out-Patient:               1st year residents

 

Tuesday

  • AM Academics:        Journal Club

  • Sedation Clinic:        3rd or 4th Year Residents

  • Out-Patient:               1st year residents

  • Out-Patient;               Chief Resident; implants, orthognathic work-up, TJR work-up

 

Wednesday

  • Operating Room       3rd & 4th Year Resident

  • Out-Patient:               1st year residents

 

Thursday

  • AM Academics:        Histopathology Review, Orthognathic Conference

  • Sedation Clinic:        3rd & 4th Year Resident

  • Out-Patient:               1st year residents

  • Out-Patient:               Chief Resident; implants, orthognathic work-up, TJR work-up

 

Friday

  • Sedation Clinic:        3rd & 4th Year Resident

  • Out-Patient:               1st year residents

  • PM Academics:        Case Presentations, Concepts & Practice, M&M Conference

 

 

The PGY 2 is off rotation for the entire year. The OMFS resident spends 5 months in Anesthesia, 2 in Internal Medicine, 4 months on a surgical service that includes 2 months in the SICU. When time allows they may participate in academic seminars. Academic Day on Friday begins at 12:00 PM through 4:00 PM. OR time is block time on Monday’s and Wednesday’s. Additional OR time is offered throughout the week for add on cases.

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