Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Graduate Certificate

Program Information

Program/Department Chair: Leon A. Assael, DMD

Program length: Six Years

Admit by cohort: Yes

Authorized Award(s): Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate (CIP Code: 51.0501)

Minimum number graded credit hours: N/A GME program

Minimum acceptable GPA: Pass SOM credits/requirements; USMLE Steps I, II, & III

Program Purpose Statement 

  • To graduate practitioners who are proficient in the diagnosis, surgical treatment, and peri-operative management of adults and children who have acquired and congenital diseases and conditions of the soft and hard tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region and who will be eligible for the examination of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
  • To produce successful practitioners who will continue to seek additional knowledge and skills throughout their professional careers.
  • To produce practitioners who are equally confident to enter general practice, advanced, fellowship training or the academic pursuit of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Student Learning Outcomes Statements 

  1. All of our students/residents will be able to:
  2. Demonstrate a broad based knowledge of dental , medical and surgical literature, research and products as it relates to oral and maxillofacial surgery.
  3. Diagnose and differentiate disease and pain of the orofacial complex, head and neck and diseases impacting on the practice of surgery and anesthesia
  4. Prepare patient history and physical evaluations that will determine treatment for medically compromised patients and any medical emergencies related to patient care.
  5. Provide medical and surgical therapies, follow-up care, recall with related medical and dental disciplines interactions especially in the care of the tumor, trauma, reconstruction and infectious disease patient.
  6. Execute a research project based on a thorough knowledge of literature, design and statistical tools.
  7. Apply pedagogical methods in the didactic and clinical instruction of dental and medical students and fellow residents.