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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

OMS Residency Program

The University of Washington OMS/MD residency program is a 6 year integrated training program with specific curriculum in Clinical Medicine, Anesthesia, Clinical Surgical services, and Clinical Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. The residency program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and designed to meet the board eligibility requirements of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS). Residents receive clinical and operative training at leading area hospitals which include UW Medical Center (UWMC), Harborview Medical Center (HMC), Northwest Hospital & Medical Center (NWH), Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH), Swedish Medical Center (SWE), and VA Puget Sound Medical Center (VA).

Program Admissions Information

Upon completion of the OMS residency program, trainees will have;

  • Certificate in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery- Board Eligible
  • 34(+) months of clinical Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • 5(+) months of Clinical Anesthesia
  • 2 year Certificate of Completion of General Surgery issued upon completion of the training program
  • MD degree. conferred by University of Washington School of Medicine

Program curriculum map:  Training includes 48 months of OMS Residency Training;8 academic quarters (24 months) of Medical School (MD3, MD4)

OMS Curriculum Map

The objective of the OMS Residency training program is to provide practitioners with a thorough background in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.While all OMS Service rotations provide the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the OMS Services at different hospitals may have different areas of focus.  This compliment of OMS service rotations afford the resident trainees a comprehensive experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Clinic overviews

Research time is included to give trainees the opportunity to pursue individual scholarly activities.

OMS Residents are required to complete a minimum of two publications as a formal part of the program before beginning their final clinical year. A faculty advisor is assigned and the format for the publication is established at the beginning of the training program.

Program  Goals And Objectives

The overall objective of the program is to demonstrate innovation and progressive thinking.  Promote sound judgment, technical skills, integrity, professionalism, and compassion for patients requiring full scope OMS. Our aim is to nurture the leaders of the future, encourage responsibility as ambassadors of our specialty and promote life-long learning both inter and intra disciplinary

The goal is to provide structured learning in an environment of mutual respect and collaboration where residents are evaluated in medical knowledge and patient care in each of the core practice domains: Operative techniques–seeing, doing, teaching; Clinical judgment; OR preparation and technical skills; Team player and professionalism-attendance, leadership and attitude; Continuity of care; Medical knowledge; and Practice based learning-life-long learning of information, technology and teaching skills utilizing library resources, internet, social media, journal review, peer review discussion; case review discussion, and local, national and international meetings

Scope of Surgery at the University of Washington

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is in an exciting period of growth and development, with regard to both the scope and the complexity of cases that surgeons are called upon to treat. It is presumed that this trend will continue. The present program is very strong in orthognathic, trauma, and implant surgery. Expanding areas are those related to minor oral surgery, pediatric oral surgery, and surgical pathology of the jaws and adjacent anatomy.