Ascension Macomb Oakland Hospital Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program Education

Program Outline

33 Months OMFS
24 Months Medical School


PGY1: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
10 Months: OMFS
2 Months: Medical School (Wayne State University)


PGY2: Medical School Year 2

12 Months Medical School (Wayne State University)

PGY3 Medical School Year 3

9 Months Clinical Clerkships
2 Months OMFS

PGY4 Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery-Anesthesia-Medical School Year 4

7 Months OMFS
5 Months Anesthesia (2 Months of Pediatric)
2 Months Core Medical Clerkships (ER, Subl)
PGY5 General Surgery 
6 Months Core General Surgery
1 Month Craniofacial Surgery/ Plastics
1 Month Trauma Surgery
2 Months Surgical ICU
1 Month Head & Neck Surgery
1 Month OMFS

*24 Month GME Postgraduate Training Providing Licensure in most States.

Resident Didactics

Program didactic sessions are held weekly Friday mornings, 7am- 11am.  Each month is dedicated to learning topics beginning with Trauma in the first two months of residency and progressing to Dentoalveolar, Implants and Head & Neck Oncology. The four session include faculty and resident lectures, case discussion and/or workshops. Additional learning opportunities include six months of monthly oral pathology lecture series, six months focusing on clinicopathlogic cases conference, research lectures, ethics, professionalism, risk management, patient management, monthly Implant Conference, monthly journal club, orthognathic case conferences, visiting professor days, and bi-monthly Head & Neck Tumor Board meetings. 

Morning Report

Residents are assigned either a review of clinical cases or provided didactic learning session correlating with the monthly topics. PGY1 residents are assigned clinical case presentations to emphasize the formulation of differential diagnosis and appropriate evaluation and patient management.