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Residency Year 3

   The third year of the Oral and Maxillofacial Residency program places the trainee into the curriculum for the fourth year of medical school.  This year will consist of four clerkships, elective time, and taking the second medical board.  The trainee will attend lectures and seminars, see patients in the appropriate clinics, follow in-patients, and take call.  The following is a listing of the rotations:

Rotation Duration
Acting Internship 4 weeks
Surgerical/Periop Rotation 4 weeks
Ambulatory Rotation 4 weeks
AHEC Rotatoin 4 weeks
Electives 14 Weeks

   The details of the electives are individualized for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residents, but will usually include emphasis on rotations in diagnostic radiology and surgical specialties such as plastics, dermatology, oral pathology, ophthalmology, etcetera.

   During the second and third years of medical school, the resident will be assigned to the oral and maxillofacial surgery service for electives during vacation and break times.  This will amount to two to four months over the two-year period the resident is in medical school. These assignments involving direct patient care and justify the stipend paid throughout the medical school segment of the resident’s training.

   To meet our required 6 months of training in anesthesia, the last two rotations during the fourth year of medicine  and the weeks between medical school graduation and July 1st are taken on the Anesthesia Service, before starting the general surgery intern year.


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