Goals & Objectives

To provide high quality postgraduate education leading to board certification in maxillofacial surgery and to accomplish this in an environment that provides the intellectual and emotional support necessary to become a skilled and effective surgeon. By the completion of the program the resident should:

  • Be capable of evaluating and managing patients with a broad range of surgical problems from the preoperative through postoperative phases of illness
  • Have a basic understanding of the pathophysiology and natural history of surgical disease states and familiarity with basic operating room procedure
  • Be adept at managing surgical patients and teaching the principles of patient management to junior residents and students
  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of surgical disease and an appropriate application of this knowledge to the clinical situation
  • Achieve a working knowledge of other surgical subspecialties and an ability to supervise and direct management of critically ill or injured patients
  • Be familiar with current surgical literature
  • Demonstrate technical skill, clinical judgment and a firm grasp of surgical knowledge deemed appropriate for the independent practice of maxillofacial surgery
  • Have the level of knowledge and technical skills necessary to successfully pass the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery examination

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