About the Residency


The Advanced Educational Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans through the School of Dentistry and Medicine is a six-year OMS-MD residency program designed to fulfill the educational requirements of the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association and the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Each year four applicants are selected to begin seventy-two months of training. The University Medical Center at New Orleans (UMC) serves as the primary teaching hospital. Other affiliated institutions are Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge, Carolinas Healthcare System in Charlotte, Touro Hospital in New Orleans, and Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, West Jefferson Medical Center in New Orleans, Veterans Affairs in New Orleans, and Baton Rouge Medical Center in Baton Rouge. Biomedical science instruction is incorporated throughout the six-year residency program. Formal didactic courses outside of the medical school curriculum include Applied Head and Neck Surgical Anatomy, Advanced Oral Pathology, TMJ Diseases, and Orthognathic Surgery. Conferences consist of Clinical Pathology, Preoperative Surgery, Journal Club and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Teaching Seminars.


Enrollment in the L.S.U. School of Medicine for Introduction to Clinical Medicine, Science and Practice of Medicine, Clinical Pathology and Dermatology is concurrent with the initial twelve-month clinical oral and maxillofacial surgery rotation. Advanced standing for third year entry into medical school is predicated on passage of the national Medical Boards Step 1 in May of the applicant’s first year of training. Following 24 months of medical school, one year of General Surgery credit is gained with rotation in the Emergency Room, General Surgery and Surgical Subspecialties, Neurosurgery, and OMS. The residents return to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department for twenty-four months to complete the program. The program is closely supervised by eight full-time and seventeen part time board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.


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